Who we are

Michael Haddix

Michael Haddix is one of the nation’s most trusted and experienced business advisors for professional athletes. His passion for helping athletes build their careers beyond the playing field is the result of a lifetime immersed in sports and business. The son of a first-round NFL pick, Michael has had an intimate, personal view of the challenges and opportunities faced by active and retired athletes.

After graduating from Siena College -- where he starred for the basketball program and finished among the school’s all-time leaders in points and rebounds -- Michael received his MBA from Columbia university and began a successful career on Wall Street as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs and Lazard. He leveraged his banking experience to become a financial advisor for professional athletes at Octagon Sports, managing portfolios for some of the world’s biggest sports stars.

Today, Michael leads Empower3d, which provides athletes with the opportunity to connect with and learn from industry leaders across all facets of business. The goal is to provide athletes with unbiased advice and a network of experts to support the next chapter of their careers.