Team Members

Orlando Arnold, MBA

Orlando Arnold, MBA

President, MLBPA & NFLPA Certified

Orlando Arnold is former Division I-A athlete with over 10 years’ experience in sales, marketing, negotiation, and contracts. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Alabama State University and an MBA from Troy University. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Orlando was raised in the shadow of Tiger Stadium, The Palace of Auburn Hills, and Ford Field. Growing up in such a rich sports environment gave Orlando a passion for sports early on.

Ernest Purnell III

Ernest Purnell III

VP / Chief Operations Officer

Ernest Purnell III (EP) oversees all agency operations, relationships and client support including recruitment, statistical analysis, communication and reporting.

EP is a native of Detroit Michigan and had a decorated amateur football career in high school with multiple offers to play collegiate football. Instead, he chose to focus on observation of the game the reporting and analysis aspects of the sport, and has amassed great skill and insight into sports analysis, communication and reporting. He is a self-made expert acquired through years of studying players and the game.

Kristina Ross

Kristina Ross

VP/ General Counsel, NFLPA Certified

Kristina Ross brings a wealth of experience and skill to Pyramid Sports & Entertainment Group. Kristina is an attorney by profession and has expanded her career and credentials breaking into the Sports Industry. Kristina most recently practiced law at Beard Harris Bullock & Hughes, P.C. Her practice focuses on sports agency & management, estate planning and probate law. She and has represented athletes in various sports including basketball, boxing, football, soccer, track and field.

Dee Jackson

Dee Jackson

Director of Media Training

Athletes and coaches from T-Ball, to the Pro's have been "Chopping it up" with Dee Jackson for over 25 years! The Emmy winning Sportscaster has made his mark on the industry and is now taking his experiences from the sidelines, and locker rooms, to the front of the class to help today's Athletes reach their full potential, helping their personal and professional brands through media training.

Courtney Funchess, MBA

Courtney Funchess, MBA

Director of Football Operations, NFLPA Certified

Courtney Funchess hails from Farmington Hills, Michigan, and like many Michiganders possesses a love of sports. Growing up she developed a love for sports, football and track, and became a decorated athlete in track. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan. The transition from athlete to sports management professional began during her time at the University of Michigan where she interned for the football department under the Director of Player Personnel assisting with all aspects of recruitment.