sports and entertainment

As an agent and/or business manager my clients have included pro football hall of famer Tony Dorsett, television, radio and film personality Downtown Julie Brown, NFL All-Pros Henry Thomas, Bennie Blades, Jerry Ball and Bryant McKinnie, tennis professionals Othmane Garma, Jarmere Jenkins and Jermaine Jenkins, Prince band members Boni Boyer, Mark Brown and Miko Weaver, multi platinum selling songwriter and producer Lewis Martinee, recording artist Cynthia Johnson, NBA executive Billy McKinney and many others.

Tony Dorsett

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 Brown

Back when MTV was truly a big deal, the biggest thing in popular culture and single handed in revolutionizing the music industry in terms of how popular music was discovered and consumed, its biggest, most recognizable, popular and in demand star was Julie Brown aka Downtown Julie Brown.

Discovered by MTV after winning The World Disco Dancing Championships, Julie quickly became a household name and along with MTV a global phenomenon. Movies, endorsements, ESPN assignments and a weekly ESPN Monday Night Football series that she hosted, E Entertainment assignments, Sirius XM Radio shows and more have rounded out a fine career.

Bryant McKinnie

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 artists, is a strong proponent of fitness and healthy lifestyle, MC;s and event hosts, does speaking engagements and other public appearances and is interested in work in television.

OG and Sloane
Coach OG and his client US Open Champion Sloane Stephens.

Othmane Garma aka Coach OG is an ATP Certified, WTA Gold and winning Fed Cup Coach who was voted USPTA Tour Coach of The Year.

While working as coach with Max Mirnyi and Treat Huey, the doubles team attained a Top 20 world ranking.

“Traveling on the ATP World Tour with OG helped me have the best season of my career, reaching the Wimbledon Semifinals and qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals. OG's positive attitude was instrumental in the improvement I’ve had in my game.” ~Treat Huey

While working as coach with Sloane Stephens they had the following results:

  • 2017 US Open Champion
  • 2017 Fed Cup Champion
  • 2018 Miami Open Champion
  • 2018 French Open Finalist
  • 2018 Montreal Masters Finalist
  • World Ranking of #3 August 2018

Recent touring pro clients have included Olympic Gold Medalist Monica Puig and WTA 2020 and 2021 phenom Ons Jabeur.

In addition to coaching players of all levels, OG is also available for corporate events, appearances, speaking engagements, consulting and more.






Bennie Blades

After twice being named an NCAA All-American, winning a collegiate National Championship and earning the Jim Thorpe Award which is awarded to the best defensive back in college football, Miami Hurricane Bennie Blades was drafted in the first round by the Detroit Lions where he was a Pro Bowl and All-Pro performer and after retiring was named a member of All-Time Lion’s Team. This honor is bestowed upon the Lion’s players who are considered the franchise’s best ever.

Blades has also been inducted into the Hurricane’s Athletic Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor. Additionally, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

"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.

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






Henry Thomas

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

After a standout collegiate career at LSU where he earned Sugar Bowl MVP honors, Henry Thomas went on to be a 14 season NFL starter. The anchor on several elite and #1 ranked defenses, Henry is statistically the most productive pass-rushing nose tackle in NFL history. His 93.5 sacks are just one of the many reasons that he, already voted and recognized as one of the 50 Greatest Minnesota Vikings Ever belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

"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".