Leading all of Kelley's greater business ventures, Joey Mahalic is a multidimensional sports and entertainment professional, leveraging his unique background to create authentic, long-term partnerships and developments that totaled in the tens of millions of dollars. Before partnering with Kelley James, Mahalic structured and negotiated multi-year, 7-figure partnerships with Nike, Gatorade, NFLNetwork, ESPN, and more as well as the largest digital high school sports partnership ever at the time with Bleacher Report.
A two-time All-American and Oregon Player of The Year, Joey played professional baseball with the Cleveland Indians Organization. After finishing his baseball career, he went on to be a Division-1 football quarterback at the University of California, Berkeley. During his time at Cal, Joey became the first student-athlete to complete his entire UC degree in only three years from the Haas School of Business.