Michael Chelala is an Accountant by trade who prides himself on treating his clients as his own brothers and sisters. Michael had a vision of creating his own extended family. That family is now known to him and the world as “Zuratti”.
A product of the inner city streets of Cleveland, Michael is regarded by NFL front offices as one of the fiercest negotiators in the industry. Michael’s financial and Accounting background gives him a leg up on other agents with law backgrounds. General Managers know to expect a battle when they draft any of his clients.He simply does NOT leave money on the table.
Prior to launching his new family, ZURATTI, Michael joined forces with Lamont Smith in the representation of several Hall of fame RUNNING BACKS including BARRY SANDERS, JEROME BETTIS and EDDIE GEORGE. At All-Pro Sports, he rose to leadership roles in contract negotiations, NFL relations, procurement of marketing and endorsement deals, pre-draft training, talent acquisition and client relations.
Michael is an advocate for helping underprivileged youth. He gives public, motivational speeches regularly at schools across the country.
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