Zachary Malet

Senior Director, ESPN Business Development & Innovation

Zack is ESPN’s Senior Director of Business Development & Innovation. He negotiates and manages ESPN’s existing and new third-party business agreements, with a specific focus on strategic innovation and technology partnerships. Since joining ESPN in 2012, he has worked in Disney Platform Distribution where he managed distribution of Disney properties (including ABC, ESPN, Disney+) with cable and streaming partners and in ESPN’s programming and acquisitions’ content strategy and college sports groups and has been a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Culture & Community board at Disney. Prior to ESPN, he worked for the sports agency Shapiro Negotiations Institute and sports investment bank Moag & Company.

After graduating from Brown University as an Economics and Urban Studies major and a member of the Track & Field team, Zack earned a Masters degree from Georgetown University’s SIM program.

His volunteer activities include work with Fetching Hearts, Double Dog Rescue, and, through ESPN, worked with Connecticut Special Olympics, NYC Marathon, Peace Players International, and the Boys & Girls Clubs. He is a proud member of Phatback Athletics, a mentoring and track program in Philadelphia.

Zack and his wife, Kathleen, live in West Hartford with their daughter, Madison, son, Taylor, and rescue dog, Dusty.