FineMark Sports Management® provides highly personalized business management services to professional athletes. At FineMark, you have access to top advisors in investments, trust, banking and lending. Our primary goal is to preserve capital and ensure you maintain the quality lifestyle you’ve worked hard to achieve. We accomplish this by overseeing your financial plan while offering objective and responsible advice.
FineMark Sports Management specializes in helping over 200 athletes and sports executives coordinate all aspects of their financial lives in one place, with one team. We make it a priority to get to know our clients and understand their values and future goals so we can create a financial plan that aligns. It’s a game plan created to help manage their money and protect assets now and in retirement. Our team has a “whatever it takes” attitude that we pride ourselves on and we believe in always doing what is in the best interest of our clients. Our goal is to become a trusted advisor to our clients for both financial and non-financial issues.
Sports Management® Clients
Coaches & Officials
For professional athletes, it is particularly important to start a financial plan early because it is nearly impossible to know how long an athletic career will last. Athletes may earn a significant income, but their careers may be short. Therefore, it is critical to follow a financial plan during your playing years to help ensure financial security once your professional career has ended.
At FineMark, we are committed to working in your best interest and providing accountability and transparency. We want you to know what’s happening with your hard-earned dollars and we are dedicated to always doing what is right for you.
We are available 24 hours a day. Our clients live and work in time zones around the world and our phones are always answered.
We build relationships based on trust. Meaningful relationships take time and effort. We become a trusted advisor for both financial and non-financial issues.
We make house calls. Our clients have limited free time and we do what is most convenient for them, which often means going to their home to meet.
Our people are hard-working, ethical, committed and always available. We have a ‘do whatever it takes’ attitude and we do not just work bankers’ hours.
We will always do what is right and what makes the most sense for our clients. They come first.
Executive Vice President, President, FineMark Sports Management
FineMark Sports Management is led by Dave Highmark. Dave has worked with professional athletes throughout his career with large financial institutions and as president of his own sports management company. Along with the FineMark team, Dave is dedicated to always doing what is right for you—providing accountability and transparency at all times—while acting in your best interests.
“My job requires me to travel around the world for most of the year. Consequently, we rely on professionals to handle our affairs while we’re away from home. We trust our teammates at FineMark to handle these responsibilities for us.”
“I’m so happy that I met Dave from FineMark Sports Management early in my professional career—before I’d signed any large contracts. He always does what’s best for me. Dave and the FineMark team are available 24/7 for my financial needs and beyond. I trust them completely.”
“Sally and I’ve had the good fortune to associate ourselves with a great team of trusted advisors over the years. FineMark is an integral part of that team. We’re not just clients, we’re also shareholders; and we feel very much a part of the FineMark family.”
“I am so grateful to have the FineMark team in my life. I travel thirty-five weeks out of the year and they are available for all of my needs: bill paying, organizing my taxes, managing my money and helping me buy a home. They simplify my life which allows me to focus on playing golf. I couldn’t do it without them.”
“The team at FineMark have been my most trusted advisors throughout my professional career. Dave Highmark, and his team help simplify my life, so I can concentrate on golf.”
As with all of our clients, our primary goal is to preserve your capital and ensure you’re able to maintain the lifestyle you’ve worked so hard to achieve. We take a collaborative, concierge approach, ensuring you’re involved and know exactly what’s happening with your money at all times.
We start by getting to know you and understanding your values. Working alongside you, we’ll devise and oversee your financial plan, and offer objective advice related to banking, estate planning, asset management and insurance review. Now and in the future, our professionals are ready to assist you anytime and anywhere.
Professional athletes and others who work in the public eye face unique challenges. At FineMark, we understand that capital preservation is critical, particularly when the length of a professional career can be unpredictable. Our investment strategy is designed to preserve earnings made during your “playing” years and prevent major losses from occurring within your portfolio.
Your quality of life today—and in retirement—matters. We’ll ensure you maintain that lifestyle by helping you become debt-free while you’re still earning your largest paychecks. We’ll structure loans for aggressive repayment, making sure your debts are paid off when your professional career ends.
A strong financial plan provides the foundation for your financial life in one complete picture. It’s a game plan created to help you manage your money and protect your assets now and in retirement. As we develop your plan together, we’ll also create a cash flow analysis that allocates after-tax income to expenses, debt repayment, savings and investments.