sports and entertainment

My clients have included Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett, television personality Downtown Julie Brown, NFL All-Pros Henry Thomas, Bennie Blades, Jerry Ball and Bryant McKinnie, Tennis Professionals Jermaine Jenkins, Jarmere Jenkins and Othmane Garma, Prince band members Boni Boyer, Mark Brown and Miko Weaver, Multi Platinum Selling writer and producer Lewis Martinee, Number One Selling recording artist Cynthia Johnson and NBA Executive Billy McKinney just to name several. There are dozens of varied others.

Getting some hitting in at beautiful and historic Wimbledon is my client Jarmere Jenkins with Serena Williams.
Tony Dorsett attended the University of Pittsburgh where he led the Panthers to the National Championship as a senior and he won the Heisman Trophy which is awarded to the top collegiate football player in America. He was the first-round draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys and won NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. He is a Super Bowl Champion and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Julie Dorne Brown better known as Downtown Julie Brown, is a London born entertainer who has done a lot of television and film as well as hosted MTV, ESPN, E Entertainment, Sirius XM Radio and more.
After twice being named an NCAA All-American, winning a National Championship and earning the Outland Trophy which is awarded to the best college football interior lineman in the United States as judged by the Football Writers Association of America, Miami Hurricane Bryant McKinnie was drafted in the first round by the Minnesota Vikings where between 2002 and 2010 he was a Pro Bowl and All-Pro performer. In 2011 through 2013 he continued to excel after joining the Baltimore Ravens as a free agent where he went on to win a Super Bowl. He concluded his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins.

Since his football playing days McKinnie continues with varied philanthropy, has involved himself in music heading an independent record label which has produced Grammy Nominated artist, is a strong proponent of fitness and healthy lifestyle, event host, does speaking engagements and other public appearances, and is embarking on work in television.

Jermaine and Venus

Looking good in Wimbledon white is my client Jermaine Jenkins pictured here with Venus Williams.

OG and Sloane US Open

Coach OG and his client US Open Champion Sloane Stephens.

"In my 20+ year relationship with Jeff Durand, he has always been the ultimate professional. He represented me well as my agent during my NFL playing days and now in my post NFL endeavors. Jeff's commitment to his clients far surpasses the financial bonanzas. Long after the multi-million dollar NFL contracts cease, Jeff Durand is that one person who will remain by your side supporting and encouraging you. Jeff's tireless work ethic and dedication is what one should look for in a professional as well as a friend. This is why I am proud to call him not only my agent but my friend."

Bennie Blades - Retired All-Pro NFL Defensive Back. University of Miami All-American, National Champion, Hall of Famer and Ring of Honor member. College Football Hall of Famer. 1st Round Draft of the Pick Detroit Lions. Member of the All-Time Lions Team.

"In my many years of working with Jeff Durand, he has represented me exceptionally well, both professionally and personally. His positive impact has lasted long after my football career ended. His guidance and friendship helped me live a great life. In particular, he helped me with legal, financial and personal matters.

Jeff advises not just as an agent, but as a man that cares for the well being of his clients."

Henry Thomas - Retired All-Pro NFL Nose Tackle--Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions and New England Patriots.

"I have known Jeff Durand for at least 20 years. As my agent and financial planner, he not only represented me well, but he also helped shape my understanding of life as a professional athlete, both on and off the field.

Jeff strives to be the best in every endeavor. He was always very clear in his communication with me and I always felt that he actually cared about me as a person, as opposed to what I could do for him.

Over the years, Jeff has been a great friend and motivator. I respect and appreciate his commitment to excellence. I have no doubt that he will continue this mindset."

Cedric Smith - Retired NFL Fullback--Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals. Former Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans. 2013 NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.