Magnate Sports Management exists to make sure all aspects of your professional life are handled with the same discipline and transparency as the business of any publicly traded company.
Founder & CEO
As Founder & CEO of Magnate Sports Management, D.A. Wilson brings a wide-ranging academic, professional, and athletic background to the sports industry. D.A.’s education includes a Master of Science in Sports Administration, Juris Doctor with a focus on business & corporate law, and an LL.M. (advanced law degree) in Taxation. Prior to law school, D.A. spent over seven years working in personal & business finance. D.A. is a successful entrepreneur and the Founder & Managing Attorney of a Metro Atlanta, Georgia-based law firm, The Wilson Firm, LLC. The bulk of D.A.’s legal representation includes for-profit businesses, non-profit businesses, and taxpayers before the IRS. D.A. also played Division II basketball at a Historically Black University, Albany State University, and understands first-hand the challenges of balancing life, academics, and sports.
Because of his eclectic background, D.A. speaks multiple languages of business and seamlessly communicates with accountants, athletes, front office personnel, financial advisors, bankers, insurance professionals, sports agents, and lawyers. D.A.’s training, experience, and professional network make him an ideal business manager and advisor for athletes.
Director of Business Operations and Client Services
Mindy Woodford hails from Albany, Georgia. Her academic accomplishments include a Bachelor’s of Science in Broadcasting from Georgia Southern University and an MBA from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Mindy’s professional undertakings include more than 5 years in portfolio administration with specific focus on ad sales receivables management and risk analysis. Her background in broadcasting affords her a unique ability to deliver a clear, objective outlook with an interpersonal connection while interacting with clients. In addition to her advanced communications skills, Mindy possesses a keen insight for process improvement, project management and event planning.
An experienced sports production professional, Mindy currently works in the role of Archives Coordinator for Warner Media/Turner Sports, where she is responsible for the media asset management for all Turner Sports properties such as NBA on TNT, Bleacher Report, NBATV, MLB on TBS and March Madness to name a few.
Director of Tax Operations
Originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina, Derrick Shelton has been involved with sports since he was a child. He started playing organized baseball, football, and basketball at the age of five. During high school, Derrick played travel circuit basketball through graduation. Derrick continued to play sports intramurally and in the community while studying in college, where he was a dedicated student and obtained his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from North Carolina Central University. With his passion for sports and financial acumen, Derrick provides support to Magnate Sports Management’s Tax and Financial Management operations. He is a valuable asset and rising star in the sports industry.
Director of Sales and Marketing
An Augusta, Georgia native, Jeremy Marshall enjoyed and participated in sports his entire youth. As he progressed through high school, Jeremy realized that he was naturally business-minded, which led him to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. During college, Jeremy successfully landed a variety of sports internships with the Atlanta Motor Speedway, ESPN, Georgia Tech Athletic Hospitality and his very own Georgia State University Corporate Sponsorship. After graduation he landed another major internship at the country’s largest grass roots basketball provider, Zero Gravity Basketball, in Boston, Massachusetts. Most recently, Jeremy worked with Nike’s Elite Hoops Basketball as a Sales and Customer Service Representative, where he was heavily involved in sales, marketing operations, and event planning for the Nike travel teams and basketball camps.
Director of Financial Management
Trishana Wright is originally from Brooklyn, NY. She earned an MBA from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Syracuse University. Trishana has been working in the finance field for 10yrs. Her experiences are primarily in Financial Planning & Analysis and Credit Risk Analysis. Through these experiences, she has provided business leaders with the tools needed for decision-making and achieving operational goals. Her ability to effectively communicate and understand complex situations has allowed her to provide creative solutions to a broad range of clients. Trishana is currently a part of the News & Sports finance team at WarnerMedia, which includes CNN Worldwide, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report and the AT&T Regional Sports Networks.