About Us

The AlumniAthlete Network is the nation’s premier mentoring, career development and placement organization for current and former athletes. The mission of the organization is to:

(1) Provide career development resources and programs that enable current & former athletes to be better prepared for the job market;
(2) Create a national resource that facilitates career mentoring for current & former athletes;
(3) Assist current & former athletes in finding career opportunities in organizations across the world.

The AlumniAthlete Network has directly served more than 10,000 athletes through career development programs, career placement & internship programs, and advice & mentoring. We have worked with many of the most prestigious institutions and corporations including: Duke University, Princeton University, The Ohio State University, US Lacrosse, Yale University, National Association of Basketball Coaches, Notre Dame University, Bank of America, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Eli Lilly, JP Morgan, Target, UBS, Lincoln Financial, UBS and Union Pacific

The AlumniAthlete Network is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CareerCore, Inc. (www.careercore.com)

The Team

Ronald Mitchell (Ron’s Gotta Mentor Profile)

Ronald P. Mitchell is the founder of the AlumniAthlete Network and the CEO & Co-Founder of its parent company, CareerCore Inc. Ron has been featured in the mainstream and business media for his success in the area of career preparation services including BusinessWeek Magazine, CNBC, BusinessWeek TV, Harvard Business School Bulletin and the New York Post. He is also a regular speaker at major corporations and leading universities. 

Prior to founding CareerCore and the AlumniAthlete Network, Ron was a General Partner of Provender Capital Group, LLC, a $150 million merchant banking group which makes principal investments in the areas of media, financial services and specialty retail. Ron’s professional experience also includes Morgan Stanley, Mitchell & Titus LLP, McKinsey & Co. and The Anschutz Corporation.

Ron earned his AB degree from Harvard University where he was a 3-time All-Ivy selection in basketball. Ron received his MBA degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business where he served as President of his class.

Andrea W. Rice (Andrea’s Gotta Mentor Profile)

Andrea is President & Co-Founder CareerCore. She has been identifying trends and evaluating entrepreneurs and company prospects in the Internet arena for 11 years, and was one of the first Internet analysts on Wall Street. She held the position of Managing Director of Internet Equity Research at several investment banks, including Deutsche Bank, E*Offering (sold to Schwab), and Volpe Brown Whelan (sold to Prudential). Andrea also acted as an advisor to hedge fund Camelot Capital, evaluating and recommending Internet investments. 

Prior to CareerCore, Andrea served as Director of Industry Collaboration for Stanford University’s MediaX program, facilitating collaboration between industry partners and the University research community ontopics related to people, technology and innovation.

Andrea graduated from Yale University where she was a member of the varsity tennis team. She received her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

John Rice (John’s Gotta Mentor Profile)

John Rice is a Co-Founder of CareerCore Inc. John is also the founder and CEO of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (“MLT” – www.ml4t.org), a national non-profit organization that prepares minorities for the top entry-level jobs and MBA programs that put them on the fast-track to leadership positions in corporations, entrepreneurial ventures and nonprofits. MLT places 93% of its undergraduates in fast-track entry-level jobs; is the #1 source of minorities at the top 10 MBA programs; and partners with blue-chip companies such as Goldman Sachs, Citi, Google, PepsiCo, McKinsey, and Ernst & Young. John has been featured on the cover of Fortune Magazine and in the WallStreet Journal, Businessweek, NPR, and CNN, and he has raised over $15 million to support MLT’s growth.

Prior to MLT, John spent four years with the National Basketball Association, where he served as managing director of NBA Japan and director of marketing for Latin America.  Before joining the NBA, Rice spent four years with the Walt Disney Company.

John graduated with honors from Yale University where he was a member of the varsity basketball team. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School.