BHSC is a paramount full-service agency that can help players achieve their goals, both on and off the field, at every stage of their career. Our staff—available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and fluent in several languages—provides a full suite of services at no additional cost to our clients. Services offered include contract negotiation and arbitration preparation, tax preparation and financial management, athlete marketing and digital branding, charitable event management and public relations, and more. At BHSC, we treat our clients like family and provide personal, unconditional support every step of the way.
Founded in 1984, BHSC revolutionized the business of baseball, serving first as a pioneer and evolving into one of baseball’s most successful agencies.
BHSC has represented some of the greatest players in the history of baseball such as George Brett, Barry Bonds, Mike Piazza, Jose Canseco, and Trevor Hoffman.
Our senior partners, Rick Thurman and Dan Horwits, have over 50 years of combined experience and are credited with making BHSC one of the most respected agencies in the industry.
BHSC Agent Bios
Rick Thurman is an MLBPA Certified Agent and founder and partner of Beverly Hills Sports Council. Thurman attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA where he played college baseball. Following his college baseball career, Thurman signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Shortly after,Thurman discovered the agency world and in 1984, founded Beverly Hills Sports Council. Over the past 30 years, he has represented clients such as Trevor Hoffman, Tom ‘Flash’ Gordon, Scott Erickson, Rod Beck, Rickey Henderson, Barry Bonds, Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence, and Dee Gordon, and continues to be one of the most respected agents in the industry.
Danny Horwits is an MLBPA Certified Agent and partner of Beverly Hills Sports Council. After a brief Division III college basketball career, Horwits attended Loyola Law School where he got his J.D. in 1993. Horwits quickly rose from an intern to a Partner at BHSC where he has become a successful and respected agent. Horwits has led BHSC’s arbitration team to one of the best records in the industry, preparing and arguing hundreds of cases in the last two decades. Horwits has represented such clients as Bobby Bonilla, J.T. Snow, Jason Kipnis, Chris Tillman and Mike Leake.
Josh Borkin is an MLBPA Certified Agent with Beverly Hills Sports Council. Josh began his career as an agent in New York City in 2007, shortly after earning his law degree from John Marshall Law School. Josh also holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and is admitted to the New York Bar. Josh has over 10 years of experience managing the careers of Minor and Major League Baseball players with a wide range of expertise in salary arbitration, contract negotiation and securing autograph and equipment deals. Josh lives in Miami, Florida with his wife and their two children.
Nate Heisler is an MLBPA Certified Agent with Beverly Hills Sports Council. Heisler attended the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor as an undergraduate and Loyola Marymount University for law school before being admitted to the California Bar as an attorney in 2004. Immediately following Heisler’s graduation from law school, he began working at BHSC as the Director of Equipment and Trading Cards and worked intensively on Salary Arbitration and other client services. Heisler worked on hundreds of equipment and autograph deals for BHSC clients as well as over 100 Salary Arbitration cases before eventually transitioning into a role as a full-time agent representing major league and minor league clients. Heisler lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife Nicole and their two dogs.
Mark Leinweaver is an MLBPA Certified Agent with Beverly Hills Sports Council. Mark attended Stonehill College in Massachusetts, where he was captain of the baseball team. The first decade of Leinweaver’s career in professional baseball began with on-air broadcasting and media relations roles. As an agent, his daily responsibilities include managing a myriad of off-field services for BHSC’s Major & Minor League clients and their families, salary arbitration preparation and contract negotiation. Mark is also a volunteer guest speaker each semester at the University of Southern California on the topic of working in professional sports.
Rafa Nieves is an MLBPA Certified Agent with Beverly Hills Sports Council. Nieves, originally from Venezuela, moved to the United States when he signed with the Detroit Tigers. He would then go on to play for the New York Yankees organization. Following his baseball career, Nieves began working at Beverly Hills Sports Council and soon after helped create the Latin Division of BHSC, which focuses on Latin American clients. Nieves’ personal experience and ability to speak both English and Spanish fluently allows him to relate to the unique transition the Latin players experience, resulting in signing clients such as Salvador Perez, Francisco Cervelli, Gregory Polanco, and Kelvin Herrera.
Cesar Suarez is an MLBPA Certified Agent with Beverly Hills Sports Council. Suarez was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela and spent his childhood in Venezuela, Italy and Mexico as he followed his father’s baseball career. Suarez signed with the New York Yankees at 16 years old and spent 15 years playing professional baseball with the Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers. He continued his career internationally in Mexico and Italy. Suarez also spent 13 seasons in the Venezuelan Winter League. He became a full-time agent in the Latin Division at BHSC in 2016. He represents some of MLB’s top Latin players such as Salvador Perez, Rougned Odor, and Henderson Alvarez. Suarez resides in Venezuela but works frequently in the Dominican Republic and United States.