Ricky is a Co-Founder of the PCL 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 The Volante Law Firm, LLC. 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 Baldwin Wallace University, and previously taught at the Harvard Extension School, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and Lake Erie College. He has taught Legal Issues in Sport Management, 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.