Southeast Grad Hits it Big with America's Pastime
College of Liberal Arts & College of Business
Southeast Missouri State University graduate Nick Brockmeyer loves America’s favorite pastime. Combining business savvy with a little sports know-how, he and fellow Southeast graduate Bert Fulk own the largest baseball talent agency in the state of Missouri.
Nick graduated from Southeast in 2001 with a degree in political science and a minor in economics. He earned his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law, and he is now a lawyer, sports law professor and founder and president of Platinum Sports & Entertainment Management, St. Charles, Mo. Platinum is one of the fastest growing baseball talent agencies in the United States.
"We represent over 50 professional players throughout the world in the major league, as well as minor league prospects,” explains Nick. “Platinum represents former Southeast players Justin Christian, who made it to the major leagues in 2008 with the New York Yankees and Zack Borowiak, who was drafted by the Boston Red Sox. We are also ‘advising’ Jim Klocke, a current Southeast baseball player through the 2010 draft.”
Klocke has since been drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Former major league player and Southeast alum Kerry Robinson is Platinum’s financial advisor for several of its professional baseball players.
In addition to being a Major League Baseball Player’s Association certified agent, Nick was named to the “Top 40 Professionals under 40” in 2006 by St. Charles Business Magazine. He was also named to the “Top 30 Professionals under 30” in 2008 by the St. Louis Business Journal.
“The most rewarding part of my profession is watching my players achieve their ultimate goal of making to the major league,” he explains. He says his future goal is to make Platinum Sports the most powerful and elite baseball agency in the world.
Nick’s secret to success is communication, networking and great work ethic.
“If you don’t work hard, you won’t make it in any business,” he says.
“Southeast is a great school and Cape Girardeau is a great town. Southeast adequately prepared me for law school and my future profession(s),” Nick says.
Both Nick and business partner Bert Fulk were members of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity during their time at Southeast; Nick says that his favorite memories are those spent during his time with his fraternity.
Nick offers the following advice to current and future Southeast students.
“Get involved, make contacts, join a fraternity or sorority; those relationships you form during your time there will come in handy the rest of your life. College at Southeast was a great time; enjoy every minute of it while you are there. Get involved, have fun and GO TO CLASS! Even if you find a class boring or unimportant now, you will wish you had paid attention when you are older.”
Nick currently resides in St. Charles, Mo. He enjoys spending his spare time with his two sons, Cole and Lucas.