NSC: OUR TEAM
Dr. Kingsley Okonkwo
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Dr. Kingsley Okonkwo is the Founder and President of Next Sports Company LLC (NSC). Kingsley leads NSC’s overall strategy, overseeing key departments, including marketing, new business, finance, master planning, design, construction and operations. A true visionary, he has extensive experience building strategic relationships with large, complex brands and believes in maximizing the benefits of partner relationships to create new opportunities for NSC in the sports and entertainment marketplace.
Dr. Okonkwo is the founder and president of Corpus Christi FC – A member of the United Soccer League Two (USL2), Corpus Christi’s first professionally run soccer club. He holds a Certification Diploma in Global Sports Management from New York University. He is a member of the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Okonkwo is the founder of Pedicare Children’s Clinics – a primary care medical facility for children with 3 locations in Texas. He is also the founder of Pedicare Children’s Urgent Care Clinic, an urgent care medical facility for children in the Yorktown area of Corpus Christi, which is the city’s first pediatric urgent care clinic in 15 years.
Dr. Okonkwo is also the founder of Triple Healthcare Services LLC, a property development company which recently developed an 18,000 SQF multi-use commercial facility in the Yorktown area of Corpus Christi, Texas.
He received his medical degree from University College Hospital. He was a visiting physician at the Department of Pediatric Infectious Disease at UT Southwestern University’s Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He received further training as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Pediatric Infectious Disease at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York, and he completed his Pediatric Residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas.
Dr. Okonkwo moved to South Texas in 2016 and worked as an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Texas A&M University College of Medicine and was an Attending in Pediatrics at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas. His expertise involves general pediatrics, pediatric cardiovascular diseases, care of children with special health care needs, chronic illness and asthma.
He is currently a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, International Society for Infectious Diseases, International Society for Urban Health and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics.
Jessica is an experienced Marketing Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. Jessica lead Corpus Christi FC’s marketing operations for 2 seasons. As the strategic leader of Next Sports Company LLC internal marketing initiatives, she oversees the implementation and execution of traditional and digital marketing initiatives, enhancing brand awareness. Skilled in Customer Service, Sales, Leadership, and Marketing. Jessica graduated from Carson-Newman University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing.
MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Roman Oseghale, EMBA MSc.
DIRECTOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Jeremy leads youth sports programing at NCS. He has over 17+ years of coaching experience and is a leader in the realm of soccer and youth sports, he believes in a philosophy of leadership, mentoring, and education for young athletes to succeed not just on the field, but in life. Jeremy is the Technical Director of Corpus Christi FC Academy. He has been a director of two different state soccer associations, he is the former Head Coach and Director of Soccer Operations at Nebraska Christian College. He has the highest levels of certifications from the United States Soccer Federation. Jeremy graduated from Wayne State College with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science.