Kelvin Beachum Jr.Chandler, Arizona, United States
Bio
One of the most important characteristics of a successful leader is to create and manage energy to drive change.

While most notably a professional athlete who has played in different markets, I understand how to reach across organizational boundaries to maximize collaborative energy.

As an active investor focused on the technology ecosystem, I understand energy dynamics from a strategic perspective and how short and long-term objectives can be achieved.

In addition to my commitments with the NFL, I have spent my career, time and influence advocating for equity in education and business, working to end hunger, providing clean water access and encouraging under-represented youth to pursue STEM disciplines.

I have a passion and skill for bringing groups together and aligning priorities to encourage optimal interactions between all parties. I am someone who cares about the success of interaction and enjoys forging genuine relationships with individuals at all levels.

I’m a systems thinker with keen insight into the impact of small changes on the greater outcome. I focus on my ability to step out of my local paradigm and take a broader view to recognize how to manage energy in the whole system.

I am passionate about learning, growth and being of service to others.
Social
Experience
Active NFL Football Player
Arizona Cardinals
Jul 2020 - Current
Advisory Board Member - OneTeam Collective
NFL Players Association
Nov 2016 - Current
The OneTeam Collective is a groundbreaking, athlete-driven business accelerator for innovative companies seeking to incorporate sports strategies to drive growth. Founding partners include: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), Madrona Venture Group, BlackRock, LeadDog Marketing Group, Sports Innovation Lab, Intel, and Harvard Innovation Lab.
Brand Ambassador
NFL Players Association
Sep 2015 - Current
Player rep
NFL Players Association
Nov 2016 - Current
Partner
World Vision
Aug 2015 - Current
Support agent for disaster relief efforts and humanitarian efforts both domestically and internationally. Host of domestic food distributions. Sponsor of various teacher and student school supply distributions.
Entertainment Council
Feeding America
Jun 2016 - Current
As a member of Feeding America's Entertainment Council, I help mobilize the public in support of the mission to end hunger in America.
Investor
Next Play Capital
Oct 2016 - Current
Next Play Capital is a venture capital focused platform structured to provide sophisticated investors diversified access to top venture capital funds and venture backed companies. Next Play serves as a discovery platform between the sports and venture capital sectors, granting athletes and sports luminaries unique access into venture capital while maintaining a laser focus on cultivating tangible cross-community value. http://www.nextplaycapital.com
Public Speaker
Life and Favor LLC
Sep 2012 - Current
Traveling public speaker at universities, schools, conventions, company appearances, events.
Fuel Up to Play 60 Player Ambassador
National Football League (NFL)
Oct 2013 - Jun 2016
Traveling speaker and ambassador of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program which promotes the importance of healthy eating and exercise.
Ambassador
Bread for the World
May 2014 - Current
NFL Football Player
New York Jets
Mar 2017 - Jul 2020
Starting Left Tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars
NFL Football Player
Jacksonville Jaguars
Mar 2016 - Mar 2017
Starting Left Tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars
NFL Left Tackle
Pittsburgh Steelers
2012 - 2016
Education
Southern Methodist University
Graduate, Liberal Studies
Southern Methodist University
B.A., Economics, Minor in Sports Management