Affiliates and Partners

IFA-LogoIn July 2012, NexGoal joined the IFA, or the International Franchising Association. The world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide, the IFA’s mission is to protect, enhance and promote franchising through government relations, public relations and educational programs.




PAFI-LogoAlso in July 2012, NexGoal became a charter member of PAFI, the Professional Athletes Franchise Initiative.  PAFI provides a platform for professional athletes to explore the world of opportunities available within the franchise industry, providing education and information about the rules of engagement and mutual responsibilities that are inherent in the franchise business model.




GHL---silverGlobal Hockey Loop Business Networking Corporation endeavors to be the preferred choice of global membership for their social, leisure, and business networking needs. We are players helping players and will strive to meet and/or exceed our members’ expectations in all our product and service offerings.


PHPA_PRIMARYThe Professional Hockey Players’ Association is the certified, US National Labor Relations Board collective bargaining representative for all professional hockey players within the American Hockey League (AHL), ECHL, and Central Hockey League (CHL). As the only minor league Players’ Association within a major league sport, the PHPA is one of the largest Players’ Associations within the professional sports industry, boasting approximately 1,600 Members situated across 64 teams throughout North America.



DougDoug Beabout serves as our corporate trainer. His professional career spans three decades of success and innovation in career management, retained recruiting, personnel and professional training. He has built four highly successful consulting businesses and co-created hundreds of others worldwide. Doug is currently owner and president of the Douglas Howard Group, a professional retained search and contingency recruiting services firm.

You can visit Doug’s website here for more information.



Gary - Head Shot IIGary Convertino, Ed.D., PHR, is a seasoned Human Resources Executive, and Professor, with over 15 years of successful experience in strategy, business development, change management, administration, and financial stewardship. Convertino is the vice president of the Cleveland Society of Human Resource  Management and will assist our athlete-candidates in career assessment, job sourcing, cover letter and resume development, and interview preparation.

Convertino is providing NexGoal with his career services expertise. A selection of four packages are available to athlete-candidates looking to sharpen their job searching techniques and tools. You can visit Gary’s website here.


TrilogyPoweredby2012_logoTrilogy – a member’s only “locker room for life” community exclusive to active and recently-retired professional athletes and Olympians. Modeled after organizations like Young Presidents Organization and Vistage International, Trilogy drives opportunities in sport, business, and life for its celebrity members through athlete-to-athlete mentoring and peer groups across all sports. Trilogy’s Mentors are athletes from the NHL, NFL, PGA, and CFL, as well as Canadian and American Olympians who have made highly successful post-game transitions from their sport. Its mission is “to build a supportive community where forward-thinking professional athletes and Olympians gather to discover and access the best ideas available to transition successfully to life after sports.”