#75: Tim Pratt, Former Financial Advisor to NFL Players

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There are some jobs we’ve all known about since we were kids: astronaut, firefighter, doctor, teacher. And then there’s the sort of job you don’t even think about until you meet someone who does it.

For me anyway, the work that Tim Pratt did for several yearscounseling professional football players on their finances—fell into this category. Until we talked, it wasn’t on my radarso I wanted to know: what was that like, and how did he get there?

During our interview, Tim’s cell phone was a bit temperamental (sorry for the occasional distortion), but Tim himself was delightfuleven when I asked whether those of us in Seattle could count on his support for the Seahawks. He dodged that one, but he was gracious about it.

About Tim Pratt: Tim Pratt earned a B.A. from Adelphi University and captained the Division I Lacrosse Team for the Panthers. He also earned an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. After working at Goldman Sachs for six years, he accepted a position with the NFL (National Football League) where he stayed for three years. In that role, he focused on helping NFL players to plan and manage their financial futures. He is now a Principal at Purlieu City Partners, a real estate investment company. Tim and his wife Simone have two boys and call Brooklyn, New York home.