About Flynn Sports Management
FSM is a sports management agency specializing in athlete representation in track and field and road racing. Representing athletes from all over the world, FSM has had clients win medals in almost all Major Championships and Olympic Games over the last 20 years. Since its establishment in 1989, FSM has represented some of the biggest stars in the world of track and field, including 1996 Olympic Champion Donovan Bailey, Lauryn Williams who won world 100m Gold in Helsinki in 2005 and more recently Jenny Simpson, who captured the World 1500m title in Daegu in 2011. Icons of the running world such as Ryan Hall, Deena Kastor and Alan Webb are all clients of FSM, and we continue to assist them with all of their on and off track endeavors. At FSM we pride ourselves on our level of professional integrity and accessibility to our clients. It is always our goal to ensure our clients are provided with every opportunity to perform at the highest level, and to maximize their earnings as professional athletes.
Our mission is to assist each client on and off the field of play to attain their highest possible level of success, and to maximize their financial earnings.
Located in Gray, Tennessee, FSM was founded in 1989 by former Olympian and world-class miler Ray Flynn. FSM is continually ranked among the top management companies in Track & Field, both in the U.S. and Globally.
Each of our clients will be treated as the most important client, with the respect and attention deserved. Our staff takes pride in its accessibility and will always reply in a timely manner.
We provide client services in the areas of contract negotiations, competition scheduling, marketing and promotion, organization of travel, immigration services, accounting, legal, finance, and post-career consultation.
When it comes to contract negotiations, our main goal is to maximize our client’s earnings. Our company has negotiated contracts with Adidas, Nike, Asics, Reebok, New Balance, Saucony, Brooks, Puma, Lenscrafters, Kellogg’s, Powerade, Chase Manhattan, Wheaties, Bell Mobility, Verizon, Fleet Bank, Air Canada, MTV, Bank of America, Hilton Hotels, Nissan, Garmin and Oakley . For More on Contract Negotiations and Information on what we have been able to do for our clients please click here…..
Marketing and Promotion
We pride ourselves in placing our clients in the spotlight. FSM clients have appeared in Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Maxim, Glamour, Forbes, People, and Newsweek. In addition, we have organized television appearances on the Tonight Show, Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, Regis and Kathy Lee, and the Today Show. We also have relationships with some of the top speakers bureaus across the country where many of our clients regularly make motivational talks to both the corporate and private world.
We coordinate all travel and accommodation for our clients to facilitate their participation in games and competitions. In conjunction with our company travel agency, we always seek the best travel scenario for the money.
Our clients come from around the globe. We have the experience in assisting clients with obtaining visa’s and permanent residency, as well as those issues related to passports, and area or national federations.
While we do not internally manage our athlete’s funds, we do provide a recommended list of financial specialists available to meet your investment needs. All financial documentation is prepared and provided to our clients in a timely manner, including any foreign withholding tax documents.
Prior to execution, our legal council carefully reviews all negotiated contracts. This council also has vast experience in protecting the images and reputations of our clients.
Post Career Consultation
We recognize that sports careers do not last forever, and good advice and timing are essential in making the transition to a new career. We take time to assist our clients in making this transition smooth and timely. Ultimately, we take the view that client satisfaction is a strong reflection and critical reference for our future success.