A 7:1 client-to-employee ratio. Lifetimes of industry experience. Family first.

David Dunn
David DunnCEO
J.D., Hastings College of Law, B.A., UCLA
The cornerstone of Athletes First, Dave stands as one of the most prolific, effective and respected negotiators in the industry. A true powerhouse in NFL representation, Dave has negotiated more NFL contracts than any other agent, and his negotiating efforts have resulted in scores of record-breaking deals.
Brian Murphy
Brian MurphyPresident
J.D., Harvard Law, B.A., Notre Dame
As President of Athletes First, Brian is responsible for ensuring that the Athletes First experience is second-to-none in terms of negotiating, maintenance, marketing and charity work. During his tenure, Athletes First has grown into the most powerful independent football agency in the country.
Mark Humenik
Mark HumenikVP/General Counsel
J.D., Case Western Law, B.A., Notre Dame
As VP & General Counsel of Athletes First, Mark handles the firm’s various legal matters, including disciplinary appeals and NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement grievances. Mark further assists the firm by utilizing his extensive contract negotiation and analytical skills to maximize benefits for Athletes First clients.
Justin Schulman
Justin SchulmanVP/Operations
M.B.A., UCLA, B.A., Michigan
Justin is involved in the management of the company’s client roster, the recruitment of new clients and the negotiation of player contracts. In addition, Justin oversees the firm’s financial operations and administrative processes and organizes Athletes First’s successful pre-draft training program.
Ryan Williams
Ryan WilliamsVP/Client Marketing
As Vice President of Marketing, Ryan’s primary responsibility is to establish player marketing strategies and then proactively find, negotiate, and secure endorsement opportunities. An NFL Certified Contract Advisor, Ryan is also a contributor to the recruiting efforts of Athletes First.


From record-breaking contracts to strategic brand building, from elite, personalized pre-draft training to specialized work with athlete foundations, we will help you with every aspect of your career.


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