We had the good fortune of connecting with Jennifer Coyne and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jennifer, what’s the most difficult decision you’ve ever had to make?
The most difficult decision that I have ever had to make was to move to LA and away from my family and all my friends.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am a business manager and a CPA. My clients are primarily professional athletes and entertainers. I have worked with some of the biggest names in sports, music and film. I am their jack of all trades for their financial matters. I have helped guide the careers of musicians starting out to them becoming the biggest names in pop or from the minor leagues all the way to MVP. I care about my clients and I am invested in their success.
I am most proud of being a woman in a field that is predominately male at the top levels, and also being a mentor to other women in my field. It was not easy. Nothing worth having ever is. I am thrilled about what is coming next. I believe that you should always be goal oriented and have something in the future to look forward to, be it career related or for your personal growth. Maybe you want to make partner, or produce a film, be a sports agent, or learn to speak another language. Whatever it is, make a plan and do it. My goals for the next year include taking the exam to be an NBA certified sports agent, and to travel to countries that force me out of my comfort zone.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to take my friends and family to all of the LA tourist spots and then branch out into more local places. In a pre or post Covid world, I would take them to the places that I hang out. The Famer’s market on Fairfax for breakfast, a drive up the coast to Malibu, a Dodger’s game, and maybe sushi at my favorite spot, Katosh. There is also a lot of great art public art in LA. There are murals on practically ever street and they really speak to the culture and the fabric of a very diverse city. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout is dedicated to Matt Eiben at MAI Capital Management LLC. He was my reference that helped me get my first job in LA. I would also be remiss if I did not thank all the people that have supported me along the way, in all my endeavors. My team clapped loudly for me and I am grateful for all the support over the years.
I took all these photos in the course of my career.