Frank known to the athletes as the go to guy. He will get anything they need done. If it’s more time on Wonderlic preperation, more one on one time with coach Shaw or your position coach, he is the man to see . Known to the players as the man with the S P E C T A C U L A R V E R N A C U L A R, A man of technique and power, whose power is exceeded only by his knowledge of technique.
This former Defensive lineman in all seriousness, “Big Frank” has sent a steady stream of Big players into the NFL and there are 22 on current NFL rosters. As an assistant for Coach Tom Shaw since 1990, he has had 48 players make NFL teams, including 36 draft picks (eleven in the first or second-round selections).
DBA, CPA/PFS, CFP / FINANCIAL EDUCATOR / TAX ACCOUNTANT
Dr. John Karaffa is the President of ProSport CPA, a premier accounting firm that provides expert tax, accounting, and financial education services exclusively to professional athletes. Since his basketball playing days at Butler University and as a professional athlete overseas, John has amassed over 25 years of extensive tax, accounting, and financial experience. Prior to founding ProSport CPA, John was the Chief Accounting Officer at a major U.S. multinational firm, a Chief Financial Officer at a NASDAQ company, and a Tax Manager with a “Big 4” accounting firm.
John earned his Doctor of Business Administration in 2010, publishing a doctoral dissertation, entitled Retired National Football League Players’ Perceptions of Financial Decisions Made: A Phenomenological Study, which was a first-of-its-kind study of the financial decisions made by professional athletes. Additionally, he received a Master of Business Administration in International Business, a Graduate Certificate in Accounting, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. John is a Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist, Certified Financial Planner®, and NFLPA Registered Player Financial Advisor.
John coaches, mentors, and educates his professional athlete clientele on making good financial and life decisions. His goal is to maximize client wealth while improving the financial literacy of his clients. John’s expert educational acumen comes from his experiences teaching college-level personal finance and accounting courses.
John Karaffa, DBA, CPA/PFS, CFP® President, ProSport CPA PLLC
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