Our Baseball Directors

Sports Management Worldwide's agency utilizes it's sports directors in each sport to provide expertise to our network of agent advisors. Having sports directors allows SMWW to provide better service to our athletes as well as our agent advisors by having an experienced sports agent working closely on all aspects of the agent business within their sport of expertise.

 

Oscar Suarez

Oscar Suarez is a certified agent with the MLBPA and has been in business since 1988. However, his initial tasks were in the accounting and insurance world having served as the VP of audit for two major insurance companies and as the CFO of the individual division of another insurance conglomerate. 

He has and still represents numerous clients in their baseball contractual needs and also in other facets of their daily lives, ie financial, real estate consulting, winter ball placement and other international job opportunities. His clients include MLB players such as Armando Reynoso, Elmer Dessens, Ricardo Rincón, Francisco Cordova, Juan Castro, Joakim Soria, Ed Vosberg, Dennys Reyes and Oscar Villarreal to name a few. 

In addition, he has sent various players to Asia, including Balvino Galvez, long time star for the Tokyo Giants, Japhet Amador, Karim Garcia, Julio Franco, Domingo Martinez and Carlos Baerga.

Oscar is also very involved with his son, Gabe’s sports career, having helped him when he played but also at present assisting him with his different business ventures, ie independent baseball franchises which help in the placement of players and non-playing personnel who are looking for an opportunity to return to affiliated baseball or continue to excel in the indy circuit.

Finally, he has also assisted field staff personnel with their contractual needs especially with international opportunities; clients include ex MLB managers, Tim Johnson and Al Pedrique.

 


Lynn Lashbrook

Having spent forty years on university campuses, as an NCAA Athletic Director, Compliance Officer, Coach, Scout and Academic Advisor, Dr. Lashbrook brings keen insight. His diverse background is unmatched as a sports agent and he is known for his integrity and ethical compass. Client’s benefit from his wealth of connectivity, experience, and guidance from all facets of the game. In addition, Dr. Lashbrook brings a wealth of knowledge in contract negotiation, endorsements, handling media, marketing, financial, draft preparation, and long-term career planning for athletes at every level of the game.

Dr. Lashbrook worked for Sports Management Group (SMG), which is now Creative Artists Agency (CAA), for five years. Dr. Lashbrook was mentored in the agent business by CAA Football Director Jim Steiner, then Jerry Rice’s agent, alongside Ben Dogra. During these years Dr. Lashbrook gained years of experience from the top talent negotiators in the world.

SMWW trains thousands of students every year for sports business careers, including athletes, agents, and other sports industry leaders. Under Dr. Lashbrook’s direction, SMWW offers a global sports faculty via online training, with over 15,000 alumni from over 162 countries. Internationally, Dr. Lashbrook is a sought-after sports business speaker, having spoken on 5 continents in addition to hosting and moderating sports career conferences at major sporting events. For the legal profession, he provides an online CLE "Winning with Ethics" seminar through Legalspan.

Dr. Lashbrook spearheaded an effort to bring a Major League Baseball franchise to Portland, Oregon during the relocation of MLB’s Montreal Expos. Lynn led the lobbying efforts that resulted in a $150 million construction bill for a new stadium. Under his leadership, the group secured legislative action to subsidize a new stadium with players payroll taxes. Due to this campaign, a 25,000-seat stadium in the heart of the city was revitalized rather than torn down, now home to the MLS Portland Timbers.  

Dr. Lashbrook's former clients
Dr. Lashbrook's full bio and list of clients

Sports Articles by Dr. G. Lynn Lashbrook:
Article #1: We Must Do More
Article #2: Trust Me!