Casey Shaw

Casey Shaw joined the NBRPA Board of Directors in 2016.

Growing up in Ohio, Shaw developed a passion for the game of basketball early on. He stayed in the state and chose to play collegiate basketball at the University of Toledo where he averaged 13.8 points and 7.7 rebounds throughout his four-year college career. His hard work and grit on the hard wood paid off when he was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1998 NBA Draft in the second round with the 37th pick.

Shaw played one season for the 76ers and it is in the NBA where he ironically gained a vast knowledge and directive for his second career. Shaw learned of the odds of professional athletes going broke after retirement and saw first-hand while in the league how fellow teammates and players received bad advice from financial advisors who didn’t always have their client’s best interest in mind.

Shaw continued to play professional basketball even after his stint with the 76ers. He played ten years in the Italian Serie A league and two years in the Spanish ACB league where not only did he develop his skills on the court but developed other skills off the court. While overseas, Shaw worked on a Master’s degree to begin to develop skills in finance and business; he also started to have a legitimate passion for helping people make sound financial decisions to enjoy a full life.

“ I learned the value and importance of having a full team that puts chemistry and teamwork above selfish ambition,” said Shaw. “On the court, when I worked hard and put my teammates first, good things happened. In business, always doing the right thing for the client and putting them first reap deep and lasting relationships. “

After his successful 13-year professional basketball career, Shaw was ready to embark in his next venture: coming alongside families in a strictly fee-only practice to design comprehensive financial plans that fit each family’s goals and unique situations.

In 2011, Shaw joined the staff of Balasa Dinverno Foltz LLC where he is a member of the Wealth Management Committee and a member of the Business Owner Team. Though he already had a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo and a master’s degree from Moody Graduate School, Shaw also obtained his Certified Financial Planner certification through Northwestern University School of Continuing and Professional Education in 2012.

Shaw uses his basketball stature to work with youth in helping them with healthy lifestyle choices and giving them messages of hope and encouragement. He and his wife conduct non-profit basketball camps and he also coaches his son’s AAU basketball team.

As a member of the NBRPA, Casey knew he had a platform to use his financial skills to help the organization by serving on the Finance, Audit and Compensation Committee along with the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.

“I want to actively investigate opportunities to educate and assist players to pursue their interests, goals, and dreams after the ball stops bouncing,” he said. “I am genuinely concerned for players who are entering the ‘what after’ phase of their athletic careers. Due to my background in finance, I will be able to provide fiduciary oversight over the organization’s assets.”

He plans to use his position as a board member to even further advance the mission of the NBRPA to assist players in their transition from the playing court into life after the game, while also positively impacting communities and youth through basketball.

“Active and retired players will utilize our organization for educational needs, health services, and transition assistance from active playing into retirement,” said Shaw. “The NBRPA will be the go-to organization for community outreach and a primary partner with the NBA to build and develop goodwill, sportsmanship, and a love of the game of basketball in cities around the world.”