Gwyn Picerne - Real Estate Developer, Investor, Restaurateur, Business Owner & PIN Managing Partner

“PIN is extremely necessary for minority-owned companies because it provides an educational platform and access to resources, including capital, to help them scale properly, become more visible and competitive in the trillion-dollar supplier industry.”

Sean Lyles - CEO, Lyles Enterprises & PIN Business Consultant

“PIN not only provides a road map for minority business owners but perspective and clarity.  I’m excited to be a part of PIN because it allows me to share the skills and knowledge I’ve gained and give back to the community.”

Karen B. Wilson - Tech Entrepreneur, PIN Venture Partner

“Playbook Investor Network has created a unique platform that serves a marketplace that has to date been largely disenfranchised. I am impressed with the comprehensive approach of bringing this lucrative eco system together, for economic growth, education, and social impact. PIN is a rare opportunity in the newly emerging investment category of “ social impact ventures’.

As an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, I had the benefit of working with Springboard Enterprises, a female CEO focused investment platform providing similar services as PIN. Through my participation in Springboard, I had the opportunity to gain access to an audience of investors that would have not been possible if not for the reach and power of their platform and programs. This opportunity allowed me to pitch to over 400 investors, and close $30M in financing for my wireless start-up. Additionally I was exposed to world-class advisors, mentors, and resources that exponentially accelerated my chances for success.

PIN is the next generation of platforms that unifies an underserved marketplace of key players that combined can change the dynamics of a trillion dollar industry, by being at the center of transactions fueled by their network. I am excited to be working with PIN as it brings together all aspects of my career and allows me to give back to other minority led businesses.”

Antonio Davis - Retired NBA Player, Former Sports Analyst, NBA Players Association Program Director, PIN Managing Venture Partner & Brand Ambassador

“During my years in the NBA, I witnessed the spending habits of many of my teammates and other players around the league. I have also witnessed the fallout from reckless spending, unstable investments, poor money management, dishonest business partners and agents, and theft by those you were supposed to be able to trust and guide you. With PIN, athletes will learn so much about owning and operating for-profit businesses.  Having this type of access can be a critical step during their transition away from the NBA or when they face other crossroads in life.”

Larron Tate - Actor, PIN Brand Ambassador

“More often than not, entertainers are asked to invest money into various businesses, foundations, etc. with very little knowledge about what they are investing in. Playbook Investors Network (PIN) educates entertainers about owning and operating for-profit businesses. They will have unlimited access to financial seminars, subject matter experts, and the PIN portal to ultimately invest in successful minority businesses.”

Thomas "Tommy" Ford - Former Actor, Comedian & PIN Brand Ambassador

“Being a part of Playbook Investors Network (PIN) will, (1) expose pro athletes, entertainers and entrepreneurs to stable, qualified minority-owned enterprises looking for investors to help them grow, (2) provide a place where MBEs can meet eligible investors efficiently and confidentially, and (3) help major corporations tell their stories and promote their affixation with minority enterprises and diversity programs to key prospects.”

Although we lost Tommy on October 12, 2016, he will always be an intricate part of Playbook Investors Network.  ~~~”Be still, and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10

Roy Mullin, CEO - Roy Mullin Enterprises, LLC, PIN Strategic Partner

Ron Robinson - CEO, LCP Transportation & PIN Client

Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council - PIN Partner

Dawnn Lewis - Actress, Composer, Singer, Producer, Entrepreneur & PIN Brand Ambassador

“I’ve known Rodney Woods for close to 25 years, and he has been an advocate for setting the table for success, as you transition from one career to the next.   When far too many professional athletes or entertainers find themselves at a loss…as to how to navigate their lives and career opportunities when their ‘playing days’ are over, Rodney and PIN continue to create pathways for financial and entrepreneurial stability.  PIN’s demand for excellence in its business practices, knowledgeable staff and ‘outside-the-box’ thinking make partnering with them a ‘win – win’ scenario for all involved.  I’m proud to call Rodney Woods & PIN my Friend and now Partners.”

Tanya Van Rickley - CEO- Sell Your ASK Off, PIN Strategic Partner

“Rodney has an intense dedication and passion for helping small businesses grow and obtain capital to do so. His strong business acumen and knowledge in branding and marketing is an asset to any business. I highly recommend Rodney and Playbook Investors Network if you are ready to scale, need guidance, business resources and exposure.”

Tom Popken - Security Specialist at Douglas County High School

“I have known Rodney for over 30 years. We served together as Dallas Police Officers. From the first minute I met Rodney I knew he was different. He understands people and relationships. He communicates and makes everyone around him better.

Rodney was an outstanding police officer and I know he brings those same traits to his business. Professional, disciplined, hard-working, compassionate, and personable! I trusted Rodney with my life and I cannot recommend him highly enough for any of your business needs!”

Bob Jones – CEO at Give.mobi LLC

“Aside from being a tremendous individual, Rodney has assembled the most effective means of assisting minority owned businesses in their pursuit of success. It’s quite amazing. His unique ability to pair pro athletes with business owners brings mutual benefit to all involved.”

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