Scott Nichols is the CEO and founder of RIZE Management. Scott has worked several years in the basketball business and has developed extensive contacts with NBA scouts and personnel, as well as a network of overseas contacts. Scott, who is a lawyer, is a NBA/FIBA certified agent and member of the California Bar and has experience in negotiating contracts on many different levels. He previously worked at a major sports agency where he developed strong contacts in the sports industry and helped in the draft process for a number of athletes. He also learned the nuances of contract negotiations from some of the best in the industry. Scott has worked as a lawyer/law clerk at a major corporate law firm and movie studio where he was involved in sports, entertainment, and real estate transactional work. Throughout his work experience Scott has been heavily involved in drafting and reviewing contracts. Scott also has extensive experience in the business world, where he worked at an investment bank, a major record label, and helped negotiate commercial real estate contracts. Scott is a people person and mastered his personal skills while teaching undergraduate courses at the University of California, Berkeley. He taught both at the Haas School of Business and in the Mass Communications departments at UC Berkeley. Scott earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications at UC Berkeley. He went on to earn his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley. Scott not only has extensive basketball knowledge but has been involved in basketball since his days as a player at Westchester High School in Los Angeles, which is one of the most prominent high school basketball programs in the country. His passion lies in the game of basketball, and his educational background in law and business gives him the necessary tools to help basketball players maximize their career.