HOW 1VSE CAME TO BE...
1Vision Sports and Entertainment started as a dream between a pair of high school students at Sanford H. Calhoun High School in Merrick, New York. One of them would go to law school, working in sports business along the way, while the other opted for the world of professional baseball after sticking it out to earn a finance degree as an undergrad.
That pair was Patrick Bedell and Jake Thomas, who would go on to found 1Vision Sports & Entertainment in the Summer of 2018 following Thomas' retirement from professional baseball.
Their goal was simple but unique. Rather than recruiting based on what the sports and entertainment agency market already has to offer, they branched out. Thanks to Patrick's experiences in the world of business and Jake's firsthand accounts of what professional athletes go through when they navigate the process of making sports a career, they found themselves instead looking to bring in a diverse staff of talented individuals that bring unique perspectives from several different fields to the world of sports and entertainment agency and management.
After taking all viewpoints into account, the 1Vision staff has developed a great understanding of what is currently being done well in the world of sports and entertainment agency, but also what areas can be improved upon. They developed a plan that not only includes a unique handling of the responsibilities that come with advising and representing, but also several resources that are not traditionally offered.