JOHN (JR) RICKERT
JR is the President and founder of JR Sports Enterprises. Originally from New Jersey, JR now makes his home in upstate New York. He has been recognized by the Stanford Corporation as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country and as one of the most accomplished individuals under the age of 40 by the Albany Business Review.
Now, with a 17-year track record in negotiations, JR has successfully negotiated more than $400 million in professional contracts and endorsements. JR prides himself on a level of service and personal touch for each and every client that he and his team represent. JR is one of the very few agents in the entire country who had an active client in the NFL, MLB, and NBA in the same year. JR has successfully negotiated over 50 rookie contracts in the NFL, Major League Baseball and Professional Basketball Leagues, as well as over 250 professional sports contracts.
JR’s career has been covered in GQ, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Business Review, Small Business Trendsetters and Success Magazine.
PETER J SCHAFFER, Esq.
Peter is JR’s exclusive partner and has been for over 17 years. Together, they have successfully negotiated over $1 Billion in sports contracts! Peter has represented a number of 1st Round picks and Pro Bowl players. Peter and JR set the record in 2011 for the highest ever Offensive Lineman contract at the time with Joe Thomas’ $84 Million Deal with the Cleveland Browns! In 2016, Peter completed 2 major deals in free agency for Adam Jones the Cincinnati Bengals and CJ Anderson of the Denver Broncos. He was featured on the Esquire Network’s 2016 series, “The Agent.”
LOU LECCE, Esq.
Lou serves as the General Counsel to JR Rickert and JR Sports Enterprises and is a skilled attorney in all matters of contract law. He brings 30 years of legal experience to the table! He has handled the most complex legal matters for JR Sports Enterprises. Lou remains involved in all contractual matters for JR Sports Enterprises.
Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Justin is an NFLPA certified agent in our firm. Like JR, he has a strong background in teaching and coaching. He was brought into JR Sports to strengthen our presence in the Mid-West. Justin signed clients Deyshawn Bond and Tion Green from the University of Cincinnati and will represent them in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Based in Washington DC, Osiris began working with JR in 2006 and is the current Director of the NFL Division of JR Sports Enterprises. He has strong expertise in the area of assessing talent. He has connections with scouts and league personnel around the country. He is also one of the most hands on associates when it comes to taking care of his clients. He was promoted to the director position in the summer of 2014. He has guided several rookies to successfully making an NFL roster.
Jared is the Director of the Marketing for JR Sports Enterprises. He completed an intensive internship with JR from the fall of 2010 all the way to the end of 2011. In 2012, Jared completed basketball contracts for 2 of our clients. Jared completed his undergraduate work at St. John Fisher College and the University at Albany. He was a major force behind the firm’s signing of Dion Lewis of the New England Patriots. He is the direct contact for all of Dion Lewis’ marketing and endorsements. He also handles appearances for retired NFL Running Back Clinton Portis.
JACOBY HUDSON, Esq.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Jacoby is a certified agent with by the NFLPA and the NBA Players Association. He represents Josh Hawkins of the Green Bay Packers. In addition, he will represent all of JR Sports Enterprises basketball clients. Jacoby is an experienced trial attorney with a track record of success in the courtroom. He brings a wealth of legal experience and negotiating experience to the team.
Drayton was drafted by the San Diego Chargers and played 11 years in the NFL for 4 different teams. He is now based in Jacksonville, Florida where he trains, mentors and oversees client needs. In 2011, he was on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a member of the Buffalo Bills. JR Sports Enterprises is honored to have Drayton Florence working with our clients.
Nick joins JR Sports Enterprises, LLC with a strong background in finance, brand development and marketing. He is the currently the President of the internationally recognized sports and entertainment management and consulting firm DC Sports & Entertainment LLC where he and his associates are known as leaders within the financial advisory practice. Since 2010, DCSE has participated in more than $140 million in sports related transactions, consulted with numerous professional sports teams and leagues.
Based in New York City, Damon joined the firm in 2016. He will have an expanded role in 2017 as a Client Specialist and deals directly with our clients on a day-to-day basis.
Jamell is the Director of the Entertainment Division. He is based in Atlanta, Georgia and works directly with all of our entertainment clients. In 2015, we successfully negotiated the Chris Brown concert for February 13, 2016 in Columbus, Georgia.