Since 1995, Andy Schroeder, founder of Ascending Athletes, has helped numerous professional athletes make a successful transition into the business world.  He understands the challenges of this journey after professional athletics.


Ascending Athletes was founded to help interested and capable professional athletes achieve their career goals beyond sports.  It’s an organization dedicated to helping current and former professional athletes gain the tools, knowledge and resources necessary to prepare, identify and land the business opportunity that best meets the needs of each individual.  We understand the difficulties, challenges and frustrations professional athletes face in their life after sports so we strive to make this next step in life as smooth and successful as possible by bringing together players and top national employers along with franchise opportunities. In partnership with The Winston Group, Ascending Athletes brings its Business Symposium to various areas throughout the U.S. This event brings together professional athletes and national companies to network with one another, gain insight and knowledge and participate in real-time interviews/meetings with one another.


As well as providing opportunities for professional athletes; employers and franchises are presented with the opportunity to network with hardworking individuals.  They get the chance to hire individuals who already know the true definition of teamwork, drive and discipline.