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Robert P. Nickell, Pharmacist,
CEO and Founder

Robert is the founder and CEO of SportPharm™. SportPharm™ is the national leader in pharmaceuticals with the most effective topical pain creams available consisting of Over the Counter and Prescription Only custom formulated creams, rubs, lotions and sprays. Robert was selected as the first ever official team pharmacist to the USA Olympic Medical Team and participated in the Athens Summer Games in 2004. This selection was based upon his experience since 1995, as the founder of SportPharm™, consulting over 85% of all professional sports teams in the US on the proper utilization of prescription drugs, including, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB as well many major colleges and universities. From 1995 to 2004, Robert was the lead course instructor for pharmaceutical compounding at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, teaching beginning, advanced and FDA regulatory affairs. At the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy, Robert was instrumental in launching the first ever Entrepreneur Pharmaceutical Dual Degree Program in the US. He has lectured, and authored many articles in various medical journals, and academic books with regards to pharmacy regulations, science, and drug management. Robert is a Past President of the California Pharmacists Association, and has received many awards and recognitions including Pharmacist of the Year. Robert P. Nickell graduated with a degree in pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy (1981). He lives in Southern California with his wife, Katy, their children, Lincoln, Carter and Tessa. Robert also enjoys a wonderful relationship with his four older children Austin, Paige, Hayden and Kennady, as well as his grandchildren Lilly and Henry.

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Robert Nickell was chosen as the first ever USA Olympic Medical Team Pharmacist for the 2004 Games in Athens, his company was also the primary sports pharmacy for all Olympic games and training centers from 2002 to 2008.  Pharmacist Nickell has been formulating topical products for pain and inflammation since 1986 and his products have been used by professional athletes, colleges, universities, and the Olympics. Here is video footage of USA Olympic Pharmacist Robert Nickell applying the world famous Wasabi Rub™, as seen on NBC News, Olympic Games 2004.

USA Olympic Pharmacist Robert Nickell applying the world famous Wasabi Rub™ (NBC News, Olympic Games 2004

Next Generation Finalist Robert P. Nickell and his father

Advisory Board


Dr. Brandon Welch is the Clinical Sports Wellness Coordinator for Baptist Health South Florida. He is a Pharmacist with specialized training in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. He provides clinical wellness and performance education to professional athletes and “weekend” warriors.  Brandon went to the University of South Florida, where he completed his doctorate of pharmacy degree and his bachelor’s degree in bio-medical sciences with a concentration in biochemistry. He later decided to expand on his education and went back to school to obtain his master’s degree at the University of Florida in Physiology and Kinesiology with a concentration in human performance. He is a certified sports nutritionist and weight-management consultant. For years, he has been teaching athletes effective and practical ways to improve their health in order to optimize human performance. He has worked with elite athletes ranging from “weekend warriors” to professional athletes in the NHL and NFL. He has also done extensive work in consulting retired athletes on metabolic health for peak performance.


Brandon is the founder and President of the Sports Pharmacy Network and sits on the advisory board for the Society of Sports Neuroscience.


“My passion is getting athletes to compete at the highest level and teaching them to put health at the forefront of their performance.” 

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