Mr. Stone is the Founder and executive director of the Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative (PAFI) and Founder / Chief Executive Officer of Coliseum Enterprises. Mr. Stone is a former NFL athlete turned entrepreneur. During his 7 years in the NFL, Mr. Stone played for the New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Houston Texans and New York Giants. Upon retirement he founded the premier private membership organization for professional athletes with a goal of leveraging the combined buying power of the group to structure strategic relationships with product and service providers. Mr. Stone’s ability to reach professional athletes coupled with his ability to identify business opportunities, has allowed him to bring a new way of thinking to the athlete community. After multiple years of experience developing and managing athlete/vendor relationships Mr. Stone located an opportunity to create a bridge between the professional athlete and franchisor communities. With the support of the International Franchise Association (IFA) Mr. Stone has developed the PAFI as the premier source of education and interaction for professional athletes interested in franchising. PAFI has partnerships with 50+ franchisors, multiple franchise suppliers and numerous sports leagues and organizations.
Mr. Stone holds a BA in Architecture from University of Memphis and participated in the NFL Executive Education Programs at Stanford, Wharton and Kellogg Business Schools.