The Game Plan

The Game Plan

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New podcast from Jay Kapoor and Tim Katt where we interview professional athletes about the business ventures they pursue off the field. The Game Plan both highlights success stories and discusses the challenges that current and retired athletes face in approaching their next chapter. By bringing these stories to life, we hope to provide a more open and honest look into what makes our guests “more than an athlete”


Mason Plumlee — Succeeding in Healthcare Investing as an Active NBA Player
Jul 8 • 48 min
From buying custom oversized mattresses for his Brooklyn Nets teammates to launching a tech-focused interview series during a global pandemic, we cover it all on this episode of The Game Plan. Mason Plumlee of the NBA’s Denver Nuggets joins us to share…
Michael Redd — How Venture Capital & Private Equity Can “Empower Through Economics”
Jul 1 • 50 min
Former All-NBA Shooting Guard and Team USA Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Redd joins The Game Plan to discuss his approach to venture investing and to share with us what he’s doing to make a lasting difference in his hometown of Columbus, OH. In this…
Jerome “Junkyard Dog” Williams — Creating and Monetizing Intellectual Property as a Retired Player
Jun 24 • 58 min
JYD! The “Junkyard Dog” Jerome Williams joins The Game Plan to share how the hard work and hustle he demonstrated during his 9-year NBA career with the Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, and New York Knicks has translated to the many…
Baron Davis — NBA All-Star on Power of Athletes Owning Their Own Media Brands
Jun 17 • 51 min
Former NBA All-Star Baron Davis joins The Game Plan to discuss his success both on and off the court, including his development as an investor long before it became in vogue to see athletes playing that role. Best known for his early investment in Vitamin…
Cliff Avril - Building a Winning Team Around You As Both a Pass Rusher and Private Equity Investor
Jun 10 • 42 min
This week’s episode of The Game Plan features Cliff Avril, Super Bowl XLVIII Champion with the Seattle Seahawks. Cliff Avril is a 10-year NFL vet and is best known for his role as a Defensive End on the “Legion of Boom”. During his football career, Cliff…
Angela Ruggiero — 4X Hockey Olympian on Lack of Independent Research in Entertainment Industry
Jun 3 • 65 min
Jay and Tim welcome their first Hall of Fame inductee to The Game Plan as Olympic Gold Medalist and Sports Innovation Lab Co-Founder Angela Ruggiero joins the show to share her relentless passion for sports and innovation. On this episode, our guest…
Spencer Hawes — Evolving NBA Playing Styles While Learning VC Investing Playbook
May 27 • 52 min
NBA journeyman and proud Seattleite Spencer Hawes joins The Game Plan to discuss his interests on and off the basketball court, and life today as he contemplates retirement during the uncertainty of a global pandemic. On this episode we discuss the…
Meghan Klingenberg — World Cup Winner on Speaking Truth to Power & Re-imagining the “Lifestyle” Brand
May 20 • 58 min
FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion Meghan Klingenberg joins The Game Plan to share her experience as a key member of the electric 2015 US Women’s National Team, and how bonds made on the pitch led to the founding of an apparel and lifestyle brand built to…
Detlef Schrempf — Seattle Supersonic Legend on Finding Success in VC & Wealth Management
May 13 • 33 min
16-year NBA veteran, cult favorite, and former Seattle Supersonic Detlef Schrempf joins The Game Plan to discuss life after basketball and his role leading Business Development at Coldstream Wealth Management. In this episode, we discuss how the game of…
Heather Mitts — Empowering the Next-Gen of Soccer Stars as a 3x-Olympic Gold Medalist
May 6 • 42 min
3-time Olympic gold medalist and former member of the US Women’s National Team Heather Mitts joins The Game Plan to cover everything from what it takes to have the heart of a champion to the transition of life after professional soccer. Listeners will…
Will Blackmon — The NFL Wine Guy’s Journey from Super Bowl Winning Safety to Sommelier
May 3 • 58 min
This special weekend addition pod comes on the heels of our guest’s official launch of his latest business endeavor, The Wine MVP. Will Blackmon played 14 years in the NFL, including time with the Packers, Giants, Seahawks, and Redskins. His ability to…
Trevor Booker — NBA Veteran’s Reflections on Retirement Day and his Next Career as an Investor
Apr 29 • 37 min
NBA veteran and Clemson alum Trevor Booker joins The Game Plan to share his perspective on investing, and the importance of surrounding yourself with a team you can count on. On this episode, we caught up with Trevor moments before he officially announced…
Mark Schlereth — NFL’s Renaissance Man on Sacrifice & Building an Enduring Culture in Business
Apr 22 • 68 min
Just in time for the NFL draft, 12-year NFL veteran and TV football analyst, Mark Schlereth, joins The Game Plan from Denver, CO to discuss everything from why the NFL Combine is flawed, to the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur and investor. 3x Super…
Langston Galloway — NBA’s Custom Sneaker King on Turning Passion into a Business
Apr 15 • 55 min
Detroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway joins The Game Plan to discuss how his passion for sneakers has helped him make his own mark on the game. The 6-year NBA veteran also shares how he is making the most of the suspended season due to the Coronavirus…
Shawn Green - Pitching to VCs and Swinging for the Fences with Greenfly
Apr 8 • 48 min
The Game Plan welcomes its first Major League Baseball veteran; Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Award winner and Chairman & Co-Founder of Greenfly, Shawn Green. Shawn Green spent 15 years as a Major Leaguer, including time with the Toronto Blue Jays, Los…
Gaizka Mendieta — Restaurant Investing during Coronavirus, and Journey from Int’l Soccer Star to Club DJ
Apr 1 • 48 min
The Game Plan welcomes its first international guest! a 17-year football icon and La Liga legend, Gaizka Mendieta, to talk about life after football and the challenges his businesses are experiencing in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. We discuss a range…
Justin Forsett — Managing an Ethical Brand with Integrity During the COVID-19 Crisis
Mar 25 • 33 min
Nine-year NFL veteran and Pro Bowl Running back, Justin Forsett, joins us on The Game Plan to discuss why he believes all the CPG brands price gouging during the coronavirus crisis are destroying their long term brand equity for short term gain, and why…
Matt Stover — Unseen Side of Philanthropy and Building Businesses after 20 Years in the NFL
Mar 18 • 43 min
TWENTY-year NFL veteran Matt Stover joins The Game Plan to share the story of his transition from two-time Super Bowl Champion to empowering athletes, entertainers, and other philanthropists to easily set up and administer their own charitable…
Derrick Morgan — Impact Investing, Opportunity Zones, and Finding New Purpose after Football
Mar 11 • 44 min
Nine-year NFL veteran Derrick Morgan joins The Game Plan to share with us the impact investing he is doing in his hometown of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, his NFL home of Nashville, Tennessee, and other metro areas throughout the US. In this episode, we…
Matt Flanagan — Undrafted Careers and Making the Most of Every Opportunity
Mar 4 • 35 min
This episode of The Game Plan features 24-year-old Matt Flanagan, a second-year tight end in the NFL, who is keen on commercializing medical technologies when his football career comes to an end. Flanagan went undrafted in 2018 but signed with the…
Patrick Ianni — Mental Health Awareness and Changing the Culture in Youth Sports
Feb 26 • 47 min
This episode of The Game Plan features Patrick Ianni, former Major League Soccer pro and Olympic Soccer Player. Patrick founded Ianni Training after a playing career that spanned 9 years in MLS, the Olympics in Bejing, and being an All-American at UCLA.…
Ellis Wyms — Versatility on the Defensive Line and in Starting Education Non-Profits
Feb 19 • 48 min
Our next episode of The Game Plan features Ellis Wyms, Super Bowl XXXVII Champion with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ellis Wyms played Defensive End in the NFL for 8 seasons, primarily with Tampa Bay where he played with Hall of Famers like Warren Sapp and…
Jake “The Snake” Plummer — Building a Playbook For Success After Life in the NFL
Feb 12 • 51 min
Our very first episode of The Game Plan features NFL Legend Jake “The Snake” Plummer! Jake Plummer played Quarterback in the NFL for 10 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos, after breaking countless records as a college player at Arizona…
What’s The Game Plan?
Jan 20 • 1 min
WHAT IS THE GAME PLAN? THE GAME PLAN is a new podcast highlighting athletes’ business ventures beyond the field of play. We will speak with professional athletes past and present to discover the ways they leverage their public platform to unlock the value…