Joe Barkett Partner
Joe Barkett became a NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor in 2012 and has been leading the front on recruiting clients for Empire Athletes ever since. In his first year being certified, Joe was one of seven newly certified Contract Advisors to sign a player to the active roster or practice squad.
Joe graduated from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Business-Cinema Television. He continued his education with a Master of Science degree in Human Behavior, graduating from the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at USC in May 2011. He finished his last class abroad at the London School of Economics studying International Marketing. Throughout Joe’s education, he has been working in the sports industry. He landed his first sports job when he was 20 working for Leigh Steinberg Enterprises. Since then, Joe has worked with two other sports agencies and spent 4 years in the front office of the Los Angeles Dodgers in a variety of different capacities. Joe is a NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor and has done extensive work on contract negotiations for marketing and player contracts, from both the front office and agent perspectives, during his career. When Joe is not on a plane, he enjoys spending time with his family and close friends in Southern California.