Ricky Volante

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

ricky@hbleague.com

Ricky is a Co-Founder of the HBL and serves as the Chief Executive Officer overseeing the day-to-day operations of the League, while focusing on business and operational growth and the benefits created for the athletes.

Additionally, Ricky is an attorney at Buckley King LPA in their Sports, Entertainment, and Media Practice Group. He has primarily focused on legal issues related to professional and amateur sports, film and television, music, business formation and regulation, intellectual property, digital media, and the Internet. Ricky also co-founded Sixth City Sports & Entertainment, a sport and film consultancy based in Cleveland, OH.

Ricky is an Adjunct Professor at the Harvard Extension School and Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He teaches Representing the Professional Athlete, Negotiating and Drafting Sports Venue Agreements, Introduction to Sports Law for Non-Lawyers, and The Legal Evolution of America's Three Major Leagues. 

Ricky graduated summa cum laude from Lake Erie College with a B.S. in Sports Management, and received the Class of 2012 Academic Excellence Award for the School of Business. Ricky completed his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.