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Life After the NFL

February 22, 2018: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Life After the NFL: Reflections on playing and professional aspirations after leaving football


Venue update: ATLAS Workbase
500 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA

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Parking is free.


$10 Chicago Booth alumni & students

$20 guests


5:30 PM - 6:15 PM: Networking (appetizers and drinks)

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM: Panel Discussion

7:15 PM - 8:30 PM: Networking (drinks)


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Deadline: 2/21/2018


Sean Lobo, '09

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About the venue:

ATLAS Workbase is a flexible, high-performance coworking space, intentionally designed for accomplished, mobile, business professionals. With pay-for-usage plans and flexible rate packages, ATLAS Workbase has an array of space options that meet your short-term or long-term needs.

Event Details

Please join us for an evening of networking and a panel conversation as we hear former NFL players dicuss what lead them to pursue a professional football career, how they got there, reflections on playing, their view on the league today and finally their professional goals after their professional football and what amazing things they are up to today.

Speaker Profiles

Jordan Babineaux (Speaker)
President , Assure Ride

Former Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans Defensive Back, Jordan Babineaux, enters his fifth season as an NFL Host and Analyst.

Babineaux spent nine seasons in the NFL before retiring after the 2012 NFL season and quickly transitioned to TV appearing on NFL Network.

With a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications from Southern Arkansas University, Babineaux, was named Seattle Seahawks new Digital Media Producer and Host in 2015. In addition, Babineaux co-hosts the Seattle Seahawks 710 ESPN pre- game radio show and Fox Q-13 post-game TV broadcast.

Babineaux's older brother, Jonathan, is a 12-year defensive tackle in the NFL, and have spent his entire career playing for the Atlanta Falcons. The Babineaux brothers have a production company, Two Brothers Productions, producing several titles, including Kevin Hart's "Seriously Funny." Other production releases include a Bishop T. D. Jakes feature film "Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day" and Mike Epps' "Live from Club Nokia."

David Kirtman (Speaker)
Vice President, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

David Kirtman is a Vice President and Private Banker with J.P. Morgan's Private Bank team in Seattle. As a Banker, David is responsible for developing and managing relationships with affluent clients, and addressing their planning, banking, lending, philanthropic and investment needs. The team's responsibility is to provide clients a coordinated plan for meeting complex financial goalsand objectives.

Mr. Kirtman joined J.P. Morgan in 2013 as a senior sales trader in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Investment Bank in Tokyo, Japan. During his time with the Asian franchise, he managed key relationships and drove client activity into the Japanese markets. He worked on the single stock sales trading desk as well as the portfolio desk creating a hybrid role aimed at maximizing liquidity offering to clients.

In 2016, Mr. Kirtman transferred from the Tokyo office to New York, joining the International Equity Sales Trading desk. David was responsible for driving import/export business from Asian and US accounts. Along with his Asian responsibilities, Mr. Kirtman was also tasked with liquidity consulting and trading in Latin American, European and North American equity markets.Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Kirtman worked 3 1⁄2 years with BAML in their Tokyo office spending time on three separate trading desks. Before moving to Japan and starting his career in finance, Mr. Kirtman was drafted to the Seattle Seahawks in the 5th round in 2006  and spent 3 seasons with the team. He also spent time with the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers during the 2008 season.

David graduated from the University of Southern California in 2005 with a B.A. degree in Business and was a 2-time National Champion and 4-time Pac-10 champion on the USC football team. Mr. Kirtman has one son and one daughter and lives with his wife, Chanyn, on Mercer Island.


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