Brad Leshnock has been working with NFL players since 1996 and oversees all aspects of business operations and client contract negotiations. He has advised on over 350 NFL contracts, maintaining a strong working relationship with all NFL front offices. Brad has earned a reputation as an intelligent, aggressive negotiator with a skillful understanding of rookie contracts, veteran free agency, the salary cap and the CBA. Drawing on his expertise in statistical and data analysis, as well as a sincere belief in our clients’ abilities, Brad has consistently negotiated top dollar deals. His work include market setting deals for All-Pro center Nick Mangold and Pro Bowl tackle Branden Albert and record breaking contracts for 23-year olds Harrison Butker and Romeo Okwara.
Brad is a Certified Public Accountant, a registered Contract Advisor with the NFL Players Association and a registered investment adviser representative. He earned his MBA with honors from Northwestern while studying decision-making and negotiations. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting at Notre Dame, graduating with high honors. Prior to co-founding our firm, Brad worked in the Risk Intelligence Group of Deloitte, advising senior management at Fortune 100 firms, including Procter & Gamble, Cardinal Health, Chase, Sears and The Gap.
Joe Flanagan is involved in all aspects of client representation, specializing in communications with NFL player personnel executives, coaches and scouts. Joe’s hands-on, aggressive approach is especially valuable in the pre-draft promotion of our draft-eligible clients. BTI Sports has had 14 top 100 draft picks in recent years and has represented over 175 NFL players. Having worked with players since 1996, his entrepreneurial attitude, 24/7 availability and advocacy of our clients ensure that each player’s opportunities are maximized.
As a licensed attorney, Joe also supervises the handling of legal issues related to our clients, reviewing contract language and ensuring that each client’s rights under the CBA are enforced. Utilizing his experience gained as an associate at a large civil defense law firm in Chicago, Joe represents players in all appeals of fines and suspensions, advises on grievances, oversees the filing for collectively-bargained benefits and facilitates second medical opinions for injured players. Joe is a registered Contract Advisor with the NFLPA and a member of the Illinois Bar Association. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from DePaul and his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Notre Dame, graduating with high honors.
Jordan became a certified agent in 2016. For the last decade he has worked and consulted in the world of marketing, advertising, design, public relations and sales, collaborating with some of the biggest brands and media companies in sports. Jordan interacts with BTI clients to help service their every daily needs and secure marketing and endorsement deals, while helping to provide creative solutions to clients on various aspects of their business and personal lives. He takes pride in maximizing every opportunity for clients, while handling each project with care through great communication, respect and fairness. Jordan has worked with over 150 pro athletes throughout baseball, basketball, football and the Olympics and has maintained great relationships throughout his time of working in world of sports.