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Mike Sullivan
Director of Football Administration

Mike Sullivan enters his sixth year with the Denver Broncos in 2017 as the organization’s director of football administration. After spending more than 25 years negotiating contracts as a player agent, he was hired by the Broncos on Feb. 15, 2012.

Sullivan’s responsibilities include directing the club’s negotiating and structuring of all player contracts as well as managing the Broncos’ salary cap and football budget.

Mike Sullivan enters his sixth year with the Denver Broncos in 2017 as the organization’s director of football administration. After spending more than 25 years negotiating contracts as a player agent, he was hired by the Broncos on Feb. 15, 2012.

Sullivan’s responsibilities include directing the club’s negotiating and structuring of all player contracts as well as managing the Broncos’ salary cap and football budget.

He joined the Broncos after serving the previous 11 years as managing director of the football division for Octagon Worldwide. In that capacity, he helped grow Octagon into one of the top sports representation and marketing firms in the nation.

While leading Octagon’s football division, he became regarded as one of the top contract negotiators in the business. An NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, attorney and Certified Public Accountant, Sullivan is credited with the creation of a variety of player contract terms, including the guaranteed salary/option bonus structure, which is now commonplace in high-value player contracts.

Known for his progressive approach and creativity in the formation of player contracts, Sullivan began his career as an attorney in the early 1980s working with Leigh Steinberg. In that capacity, he helped negotiate several of the highest-valued contracts in the history of professional football.

He started his own firm and later partnered with Jeff Sperbeck to form Sullivan & Sperbeck, which was acquired by Octagon in 2000.

An All-American prep quarterback from Walnut Creek, Calif., Sullivan earned a scholarship to the University of Oregon before transferring to Villanova University as a junior. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova and went on to earn his law degree from the school. He was born in Morristown, N.J.