My Career Change: Sanjay Beach’s Career After the NFL
When a professional athlete’s playing days are over, many do not realize that athlete’s career in another field is often just beginning. As part of VIKTRE’s dedication to drive interaction between athletes and their fans, our Career team made it a priority to show how successful many athletes have been since their playing days ended in a feature called “My Career Change.”
In this installment of “My Career Change,” we interviewed former NFL wide receiver, Sanjay Beach. Most know Beach from his collegiate days at Colorado State, and in the NFL with the Jets, 49ers and Packers.
What sport did you play?
Colorado State University
New York Jets
San Francisco 49ers
Green Bay Packers
What industry did you change careers to?
Financial Services: Financial Advisor currently with Merrill Lynch.
How did you get into your new career?
At the mid-point of my career I gained an interest in this field and took an internship while I was playing. I then learned enough to form a plan to transition into it after my career.
What was the biggest challenge you faced making your career change?
Humbling myself to start at the bottom of the ladder and build a book of clients from scratch.
What has been your biggest accomplishment so far in your new career?
While raising my family, my biggest accomplishment is obtaining my MBA in Finance while growing my financial practice, then being promoted to the role of Branch Manager.
What advice do you have for athletes making their career change?
Put your status and pride that you achieved as a player to the side and take what helped you get to that level (hard work, focus, and tenacity) to your career of choice and stick with it until you succeed. Don’t quit your new career just because it doesn’t give you what you want overnight.
How can other athletes learn more about your business or your career change?
You can reach out to Sanjay via his contact information below.
Sanjay R. Beach, CRPS
159 Crocker Park Blvd, Suite 200
Westlake, OH 44145