Career Inspiration Series – ESPN/Disney

Thursday, March 2
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Moved to Zoom

Hear from industry professionals about their academic and career journeys.

Zachary Malet – Director, Business Development & Innovation, ESPN

Zack is ESPN’s 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.

Ali Baiocco – Coordinator, Sports Business Development & Innovation, ESPN

Ali is a Coordinator on ESPN’s Sports Business Development & Innovation team. She assists in managing ESPN’s new and existing third-party relationships and helps develop and execute key initiatives in support of the team’s long-term strategic goals. She helps identify key innovation opportunities across all lines of ESPN’s business. Ali joined ESPN in 2022 after graduating from Stanford University. While at Stanford, she majored in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and received a master’s degree in media studies. Ali was also a member on Stanford’s varsity lacrosse team.

Zoom –


  • Date: Thursday, March 2
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Moved to Zoom