The executives of Pro Star Management are company founder and President, Joe Bick, and his sons, Executive Vice President, Brett Bick, and Vice President, Ryan Bick. The company was incorporated in August, 1986, in Cincinnati, OH, which still serves as its base of operations. The firm’s offices are located at 1600 Scripps Center, 312 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, directly across the street from Great American Ballpark.
Joe Bick is a 1973 graduate of Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH, and received his Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from Ohio University’s highly-regarded program in 1975. He was a four-year varsity baseball letterman as a college pitcher, and also earned a varsity football letter. Joe’s career in professional baseball began in February, 1975, in the front office of the Cleveland Indians, where he worked until June, 1980. He was Assistant to the President of the Tribe from May, 1978, until leaving to enter the athlete representation industry. Joe left the Indians organization to join the Edward J. Keating Management Agency in Cleveland, OH, as Corporate Vice President, spending six years in that position and building Keating’s baseball operation from eight clients to approximately 40. Joe’s hobbies include golf and bass fishing.
Brett Bick is a May, 2006, cum laude graduate of the Williams College of Business at Xavier University in Cincinnati, where he majored in Entrepreneurial Studies and Business Management, and minored in Spanish. He served an internship in Baseball Operations with the Cincinnati Reds throughout the 2006 season before joining Pro Star as its Vice President. Growing up in a baseball environment, and furthering his knowledge of the game’s workings during his time with the Reds, Brett’s seamless transition to Pro Star was a natural progression. He is an avid boater and mountain biker, and an accomplished ice hockey player.
Ryan Bick is a June, 2008, graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management. His baseball work experience includes a 2008 internship with the Southern Ohio Copperheads of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, along with several years' experience at Champions Baseball Academy in Cincinnati. Ryan worked at Champions on a part-time basis while in high school and during his years at Ohio University, then full-time after graduating, rising to the position of Assistant General Manager of the facility. Ryan played ice hockey and lacrosse while in high school, and his hobbies include snow skiing and boating.
Pro Star Management celebrated its 27th anniversary on August 23, 2013 and is poised for continued success well into the future in a business where many don’t last. We will sincerely appreciate your consideration of coming aboard as part of the Pro Star family!