BoldGuy Management is a unique agency that takes a one on one approach to executing your vision. The BoldGuy brand came about when Francis Bolden envisioned a business of his own and combined his last name and his mother’s maiden name to begin BoldGuy Sports Management. His sisters, Bonita and Lucy, had their own businesses and were so impressed with the name BoldGuy that they joined forces to become BoldGuy Management, offering to their clients, both current and prospective, the best of their combined skills.
Francis Bolden – Beginning in 2009 with Sports Management Worldwide Agency (SMWW) an international and well respected sports agency, Francis E. Bolden was responsible for scouting and recruiting talent and refining the skills necessary for successfully managing all aspects of an athlete’s career. These valuable experiences lead to his destiny.
In 2010 Francis founded BoldGuy Sports Management Group, a firm specializing in representing athletes in the professional leagues of the United States and throughout the world. Prior to forming this company, Francis worked as an educator, coach, mentor, speaker and college professor.
Since founding BoldGuy Sports Management Group and becoming a Player Agent, Francis has formed an extensive network of contacts within the basketball community. For the 2010 season, BoldGuy Sports Management Group has successfully placed its clients overseas in the European/Icelandic Express League. This can solely be attributed to the fact that no other agency will work as hard for you than BoldGuy Sports Management Group. Francis, president of BoldGuy Sports Management Group, graduated from Coppin State University with a Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Physical Education and Sports Administration and is also certified in Sports Management.
Lucy Bolden – Lucy spent over twenty years as a retail merchant; fashion buying for major retailers such as Neiman Marcus and the Hecht Company. She has managed over $15 million in sales and inventory volume spanning more than 80 stores nationally. As a graduate of Howard University, Lucy will bring a wealth of operational expertise to BoldGuy Management.
Terrico Nicholson – Terrico is our V.P. of Player Development. Rico is a former professional football and basketball player (Canada, Mexico, Hawaii and USA) and has a long and respected history in the Northern California area. He is a graduate of the world renowned McClymonds High School, home to many student-‐athletes represented in the professional ranks. His experience, knowledge, and commitment to excellence will serve not only BoldGuy Sports, but the many athletes in the Northern California area looking for guidance and advice from an experienced veteran as they ready themselves for a professional career and beyond.
Shantel Wilson- Shantel (Telly) is our V.P. of Player Personnel. Telly as she is affectionately known has over twenty years experience in the basketball/sports industry from being a high school All-American, collegiate All-American to professional player, coach, mentor and trainer. Telly has been with BoldGuy for four (4) years and in that time has developed players overall growth and connections with league and team officials through her own extensive network. Telly is a District of Columbia native and attended the famed H.D. Woodson High School and Old Dominion University which produced some of the top (including Telly) female athletes in the country. Her primary responsibilities at BGM is to work on the day to day lives and adjustments of players entering the professional ranks and assist them with the transitional period from start to finish. Her knowledge as a former professional athlete can’t be matched and is valuable as players begin this process to entering their professional endeavors. Telly along with BGM staff is there to guide, advocate and assist in any way possible.
Keith Rountree- Keith is one of many player agents within the BGM family and network. Keith has been involved with professional sports for years and has worked with some of today’s best known professional athletes in numerous capacities. His experience, expertise and knowledge in placing, negotiating and marketing clients is extremely valuable to clients as they learn the business of being not only professional athletes but by becoming a business man or woman, something we at BGM pride ourselves as clients take on that leadership role.