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FOUNDER

NOAH BROWN

NOBRO CEO

As a registered stock broker, investment advisor and former professional athlete, Noah Brown offers a unique perspective to professional athletes and other high net worth individuals seeking to maximize the long term financial security obtained during their peak earning years.

LAURIE WILLIAMS

CIO - CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Born and raised in the UK, Laurie left University with a Diploma in Software Engineering, a First Class Honours Degree in Interactive Media With Animation and a number of other awards. Having a passion for creativity, despite working full time, Laurie began taking on projects for design work and websites.

In 2018 Laurie became the founder of L A Web Solutions Limited and in 2019 went back to University and obtained her Masters Degree in Digital Marketing. Her company was then rebranded as a fully-fledged Digital Agency trading as Vybe Digital (@vybe.digital).

JERELL FIGUEROA

COO - CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Originally from York, Pennsylvania. Jerell played men’s basketball at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and graduated with his Bachelors in Business Management. During his time at the University Pittsburgh at Greensburg, he team won an AMCC Conference Championship and birthed the first NCAA Tournament run in school history. Jerell finished his career as the All-time Leader in Assists, the All-time Highest 3pt Percentage, and Third All-Time Leader in scoring history at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. Jerell was recognized as the MVP of the Conference Championship Tournament. His end goal was to land a job playing basketball professionally overseas. That’s where he met USA Select and Coach Noah Brown. USA Select got Jerell in front of the right teams and he was offered jobs overseas to play professional basketball.

KENDEL GLAPION

CMO & CREATIVE CONTENT DIRECTOR

Entrepreneur, International Basketball Skills Pro Trainer, and Creator of Phenomlifestyle Clothing Brand, Kendel Glapion hopes to inspire a cultural movement in the basketball world by having his product and services connected to a way of life. To deliver exceptional basketball instruction, while also connecting, inspiring, and giving the youth the self-brief and basketball knowledge to success both on the court and in life. To “develop a new athlete” by focusing on teaching kids how to move before sports-specific training development.

LINK KABADYUNDI

PHOTOGRAPHER & VIDEOGRAPHER

As the founder of KingTonyPics and THR1VE Media, visual media and digital news companies, Link aims to magnify unsung perspectives through storytelling; using photo, video, communication coordination and brand strategy ideation. With experience as a Photographer and Graphic Design (Graduate Assistant) for UTA Athletics, Link is well versed in sporting and athletic photography.

More About The Founder

Noah appreciates both the opportunities and challenges of being a high level athlete.  He leveraged his career as an all state high school performer to earn an athletic scholarship to Appalachian State University, where he was a four year starter All-Freshman team member, Southern Conference player of the week and was the top finalist ESPY award winner for the Jimmy V Comeback Player of the Year Award.  He won countless comeback player awards in various sports magazines due to returning to basketball after shattering his hand in a car crash in which doctors encouraged him to amputate his hand at the age of 20.  

 

Serving as a team captain his Senior year, he is one of the top players in the school history record books in points, steals, assists, three-pointers made, and games played.  After receiving his degree in Communication, Electronic Media/Broadcasting in 2004, Noah spent the next seven years playing professionally for the Kansas Cagerz (USBL), Sheffield Arrows (EBL Div – 1), Fuerza Guindas (Ciba Copa), Torreon Algodoneros (LNBP), Halcones Rojos (LNBP), Fuerza Regia (LNBP), Poza Rica Ola Verde (LNBP) and was drafted by the Xin-Jaing Dragons (CBA).

 

 

Rather than continuing his professional basketball career overseas, Noah decided to focus on leveraging and sharing his experience from his professional basketball career to help other high net worth individuals, including professional athletes, establish and obtain financial security while also pursuing individual entrepreneurial endeavors.

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In 2012, Brown joined R.M. Stark & Co, Inc.  He currently holds a FINRA Series 7, 65, 24, 63 and Life/Annuity Insurance licenses and he specializes in asset allocation, risk management, preservation of capital and budgeting.  Over the past 7 years, Noah has developed a client base that includes professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, engineers, college students, accountants, and small business owners and works with them to develop and implement investment strategies that leverage a wide variety of investment vehicles including 401k/403B plans, SEP/Simle/Roth/Traditional IRA’s, stocks, bonds, preferred funds, etf’s, mutual funds, and private placements.  Noah also has established a venture fund through which he owns and manages a chain of privately owned medical spas and wellness centers.

 

Outside of his professional endeavors, Noah is very active in the community and spends considerable time supporting charitable endeavors including Seeds of Hope, Ignite Justice, Falcon Fun Night, Beds for Kids, and Project 150.  Among his volunteer time, along with his siblings and parents for years they donated basketball shoes to their local Little Dribblers Program in Keene, Texas.  He also remains committed to developing the next generation of basketball players, serving as an AAU basketball volunteer, and director for USA Select Basketball based in Charlotte, NC where he is a Mini Camp Coordinator for scouting/evaluating, coaching and training over 80 basketball players annually who potentially play on a European exposure tour team.  Through his relationships with basketball owners and general managers he has jump started the careers of 16 players and counting.

MORE ABOUT THE TEAM

MORE ABOUT LAURIE

 

Born and raised in the UK, Laurie left University with a Diploma in Software Engineering, a First Class Honours Degree in Interactive Media With Animation and a number of other awards.  Having a passion for creativity, despite working full time, Laurie began taking on projects for design work and websites.

 

 

In 2018 Laurie became the founder of L A Web Solutions Limited and in 2019 went back to University and obtained her Masters Degree in Digital Marketing.  Her company was then rebranded as a fully-fledged Digital Agency trading as Vybe Digital (@vybe.digital).

 

 

By 2020, Laurie saw an opportunity to branch out with a new business to further support charities, businesses, Entrepreneurs and Professionals; offering Virtual Personal Assistant services under the company The Different Assistant (@digital.vpa).

 

 

Ever the Entrepreneur, having moved into 2021 Laurie is in the process of launching 4 more businesses – 2 sole under the revamped umbrella of L A Global Solutions Ltd and 2 new partnerships.  Laurie states, “I love everything about being creative – whether it’s design or practical, digital or physical.  I also have a passion for sharing knowledge and helping other people venture out on their own with their new businesses. Working with Noah on the NoBro brand has afforded me the ability to do both.  I am excited to see what 2021 holds.”

MORE ABOUT JERELL

 

Originally from York, Pennsylvania. Jerell played men’s basketball at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and graduated with his Bachelors in Business Management. During his time at the University Pittsburgh at Greensburg, he team won an AMCC Conference Championship and birthed the first NCAA Tournament run in school history. Jerell finished his career as the All-time Leader in Assists, the All-time Highest 3pt Percentage, and Third All-Time Leader in scoring history at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. Jerell was recognized as the MVP of the Conference Championship Tournament. His end goal was to land a job playing basketball professionally overseas. That’s where he met USA Select and Coach Noah Brown. USA Select got Jerell in front of the right teams and he was offered jobs overseas to play professional basketball.

 

In his overseas journey Jerell had a desire to start his own business, and learn how to create income. So, he decided not to pursue the two jobs that were presented to him to play professional basketball overseas. Jerell started his own business and quickly learned that he liked the process of selling a service to a consumer. After three years of running his own business he decided to become a sales representative in the Financial Services industry. Jerell’s background is in business development and sales. For the last four years he has developed the skillset to be a major asset to any company. Jerell states “I look forward to seeing what the future holds for me at NoBro”.

MORE ABOUT KENDEL

 

Entrepreneur, International Basketball Skills Pro Trainer, and Creator of Phenomlifestyle Clothing Brand, Kendel Glapion hopes to inspire a cultural movement in the basketball world by having his product and services connected to a way of life. To deliver exceptional basketball instruction, while also connecting, inspiring, and giving the youth the self-brief and basketball knowledge to success both on the court and in life. To “develop a new athlete” by focusing on teaching kids how to move before sports-specific training development.

 

Kendel arrived in the United Kingdom back in September 2017 on a student visa attending world renowned University of Sheffield doing a master’s in Entrepreneurship & Management while also playing Professional Basketball. Prior to his venture overseas, he was born and raised in San Francisco, CA where he played his collegiate career at NCAA University of Redlands. He was also a member of the 2016 USA Select Team who toured around Europe on a European Exposure tour.

 

In 2019, he started his basketball training and clothing brand with the hopes of inspiring young individuals to pursue their own dreams. He created a lifestyle and a mindset through combining street & sportswear with positive vibes by using basketball as his classroom to mentor these athletes.

 

Throughout his journey, Kendel had to learn a lot of things organically which has allowed him to grow a very good following in countries all over the world. Kendel has trained over 200 players from the youth to professional level.

 

Kendel continues to seek and provide an outlet in which captures all issues in today’s society through his usage of sport with the hope that what he can show through his sports and apparel is the way of different life that the TV & media is not showing. In doing so he can play his part in society to help it become better.