is more than an agency.

is family.

exists to serve players through teamwork.

We Believe:

Great Teammates Make Great Teams
Hard Work…Works
Growing People Change
Positive People Win
We Are Called To Make A Difference
Everything Matters
The Best Is Yet To Come

Meet The Team

Chad Speck

Chad is a founding partner and the President of A3. With over 15 years in the sports representation and marketing industry, Chad has worked with some of the top professional athletes, college administrators and brands to negotiate over a billion dollars in contracts. He is an attorney, a Certified Contract Advisor with the NFL Players Association, and a Player Manager with the PGA Tour. Chad was a two-time team captain of Clemson’s football team and graduated from Clemson University in 2001. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2004. When he’s not working, Chad loves spending time with his wife Steffanie and their three boys, Cole, Cooper and Callen.

Ike Conner

Isaac (“Ike”) is a Founding Partner and Executive Vice President at a3 Athletics. Since a3 started, Ike has been responsible for recruiting and representing both NBA and NFL athletes. Ike has negotiated hundreds of millions of dollars in professional contracts and has represented several first round draft picks. Ike is also an attorney and his real passion is helping athletes maximize the opportunities professional sports provides. As an athlete himself, Ike won two conference championships and started on the historic Chattanooga team that played in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. Isaac is married to Dr. Nalini Conner and is the proud father to two sons, Cyrus and Elias.

James Clawson

James is the Vice President of Athlete Marketing at a3. James works closely with a3’s PGA Tour and NFL players. James has over 10 years of experience in the sports industry, having worked with hundreds of brands. His primary responsibilities include establishing athlete marketing strategies along with sourcing, negotiating, and securing endorsement opportunities. James is a Player Manager with the PGA Tour and a Certified Marketing Representative with the National Football League Player’s Association. James is a Tennessee native and graduate of the University of Tennessee. He also has a M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee. James is married to his wife Emily and they have two boys, Tate and Beau.

Hunter Baddour

Hunter is an Agent and is charged with determining, securing and negotiating marketing endorsement deals on behalf of A3’s golf and football clients. Along with James, they together head up the golf division, tasked with the recruitment and signing of new college prospects as well as PGA/Korn Ferry Tour veterans. Hunter graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2008 with a Business Degree in Marketing. Immediately following his undergraduate work Hunter went on to obtain his M.B.A as well as his Masters in Sport Studies from Tennessee. When not working, Hunter enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Tucker Anders

Tucker is the Director of Operations and handles a3’s day-to-day financial operations and works with the executive team to craft the company’s overall financial strategy. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring a3’s accounting and business practices support the company’s aggressive growth plan and key company initiatives. He has spent the last seven years working in the sport industry, assisting in the negotiation of over half a billion dollars in professional athletic contracts. Tucker studied Statistics at the University of Tennessee. He and his wife, Kristin, are native Tennesseans.

Sheridan Gannon

Sheridan is the Client Servicing and Marketing Coordinator for a3 and is primarily responsible for the day-to-day personal and professional needs of a3’s clients. Sheridan is also involved in coordinating appearances and endorsement opportunities on behalf of our clients. Sheridan is a graduate from the University of Tennessee where she received her Bachelor Degree in Sport Management. Immediately following graduation, she furthered her education by completing her Masters Degree in Sports Studies. Sheridan is from Murfreesboro, Tennessee and in her free time she enjoys going to Tennessee Sporting events with her friends and watching the Cubs play baseball!

Ashley Danielle

Ashley is the Community & Player Relations Coordinator at a3 Athletics. She is primarily responsible for managing and overseeing off-the-field and community service efforts on behalf of a3’s clients. Ashley is a native of Nashville and graduated from Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Sports Management. She has more than 10 years’ experience working in marketing and promotions in the sports and entertainment industry and has worked for companies such as the Tennessee Titans Entertainment and ESPN radio. Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She also loves to give back to her community through outlets of dance and community service, which she contributes to regularly.

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