Money Sports was created with the aim of offering the accomplished amateur athlete a renewed opportunity to play the game he loves for money! By offering incentivized league and tournament play for players of all ages and skill levels in several major sports, Money Sports is a revolutionary concept that will change the amateur sports landscape in America and beyond.
Corey Angel, President and Chief Executive Officer
Strong business sense and hands-on experience at all levels is required to lead a successful ‘money-stakes’ operation and Corey possesses both. Prior to joining Money Sports Association, Mr. Angel accumulated more than two decades immersed in various facets of the real estate industry from business development and support to construction and operations management; and was responsible for assets in excess of $500 million. In addition, Corey served as Senior Vice President for Invitation Homes where he established and managed operations in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. In that role, he successfully acquired nearly 2,000 assets with financial backing from The Blackstone Group. He holds a business degree from Arizona State University.
Steven Nelson, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Co-founder of Money Sports Association, Steven oversees the day-to-day status at MSA including analyzing tournament, franchise and player developments. Steven’s story, that was shared by others, actually served as the catalyst for the foundation of the MSA model. Despite building an impressive baseball resume as an All-City high school shortstop and a record-setting college standout, he was never drafted. While paying to play in adult leagues, the only viable option to continue competing, he wished there was an alternative and thus the MSA model was conceived. He has successfully executed baseball tournaments and managed a baseball team for more than 12 years. In addition, he brings more than a decade of business experience as owner and operator of Nelson Recruiting, Inc., a market research firm in Southern California which specializes in fulfillment for focus groups nationwide. He took over in 2000 while the company was $500,000 in debt. After only two years, the company became profitable and has grown steadily during each of the last ten years. A successful businessman and avid baseball fan, he strives to give baseball players their dreams of competing in a professional environment back.
Jason Cly, Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Cly is a successful business owner and former professional baseball player. Mr. Cly owns a baseball academy in Los Angeles. He was an All-CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) pitcher at Arcadia High School in the greater Los Angeles area. He won several most valuable player awards and still holds school batting and pitching records. Drafted by the Anaheim Angels in 1997, he went to college at Los Angeles City College leading the team and graduating with his Associates degree in arts before transferring to Chico State University on an athletic scholarship. There he was named a 1st-Team All-American and led his team to the NCAA Division II World Series Championships. As an undrafted free agent, Mr. Cly turned pro in 2000, playing for Steve Yaeger (Los Angeles Dodgers), won the league championship. He played a total of five seasons as a pitcher, reaching as high as AAA (Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League). His pro career included stints with teams in Mexico, Canada and Columbia, where he was named to three all-star teams, won two MVP awards and two more Championships. After baseball, Jason went into coaching and travelled the Country with Play Hard Baseball where he recognized his ability to teach ballplayers of all levels, the techniques that led to his success. He also worked in real estate for Keller Williams before starting CBA Baseball in Los Angeles in 2007. Through CBA, Jason has helped hundreds of young baseball players develop their talents. The Academy holds clinics, and camps and has started a traveling baseball league that showcases the best local area talent. The main focus of the league is to mentor their baseball advancement and introduce them to decision makers who can help them get to the next level. Through his vast network of professional baseball players, college and professional coaches, scouts and agents, Jason has turned his career from one of becoming baseball’s elite to helping others become baseball’s elite.
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