Our Team

About LMM

TRUST THE LONGEST RUNNING PARTNERSHIP IN THE NFL REPRESENTATION BUSINESS TO MANAGE YOUR CAREER.

Lock Metz Malinovic Sports Management has assembled a team of experienced and enthusiastic professionals who will make your career development and management their top priority. We are committed to your professional success. To that end, we will assist you in maximizing your draft status, contract value and marketing and public relations image.

ETHAN LOCKCEO/LEGAL COUNSEL
Ethan has represented NFL players for 28 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before his retirement from teaching, Ethan was a tenured professor at Arizona State University, where he taught sports law between 1982 and 2003. During that time, he published dozens of magazine, newspaper and law journal articles pertaining to professional sports. Ethanʼs legal writings have been cited by federal judges in several antitrust cases involving the NFL and NFL players.

ERIC METZPRESIDENT
Now entering his 28th year in the representation industry, Eric and Ethan have the longest running partnership in the NFL. A 1983 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Eric has negotiated several record-setting free agent contracts, many highly acclaimed first round contracts, NFL and college coaches contracts, corporate marketing deals and NFL marketing contracts. Ericʼs creative vision, business acumen, contacts and passion for all aspects of representation is a driving force behind LMMʼs rich tradition of success.

VANCE MALINOVICVICE PRESIDENT
Vance has represented professional athletes since his graduation from Arizona State University in 1994. His extensive background in business, marketing and public relations has been valuable in contract negotiations and the overall management of our clients. Vance has developed an excellent reputation in the professional sports industry due to his professionalism and innovative approach to representing athletes.

KIERSTEN MELTONDIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES
Kiersten has been a member of the LMM team since 2009. Kiersten develops a direct relationship with every LMM client, and becomes someone you and your family can trust with personal priorities. For Kiersten and the LMM Concierge Staff, no task is too difficult and no mission too daunting. Inspired by her dedication to each and every client, Kiersten leads by example and ensures that the LMM Concierge staff truly meets all our clients needs and allows you to focus on your professional football career.