Our Team

Partners

  • Joe Hand, Sr.

    - Chairman
    joesr@joehandpromotions.com

    As an original member of Cloverlay Corp. in 1964, Joe Hand, Sr. guided Joe Frazier to the heavyweight championship. A few years later, he formed Joe Hand Promotions and became the nation’s leading TV distributor of closed-circuit and pay-per-view sporting events. More recently, he established the Joe Hand Boxing Gym and Computer Lab, a city landmark that serves as a learning center and safe haven for his community. Joe takes great pleasure in seeing children enter the gym with a gym bag on one shoulder and a school bag on the other.

  • Joe Hand, Jr.

    - President
    joejr@joehandpromotions.com

    As President of Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. since 1987, Joe has guided his family business to become the largest independent TV distributor of closed-circuit and pay-per view programming in the world. Over the years, Joe has worked with industry leaders such as DirecTV, Dish Network, Comcast, Home Box Office (HBO), Showtime, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Top Rank, Inc., Golden Boy Promotions, Kingvision, Main Events and other notable media companies and promoters.

  • Margaret Hand-Cicalese

    - Vice President
    margaret@joehandpromotions.com

    Margaret’s involvement in the family business began in 1971 helping out in their home office by stuffing envelopes and licking stamps. Upon graduating from King’s College in 1983, Margaret joined forces with her father and brother with a full-time position. Today, Margaret manages the daily endeavors of Joe Hand Promotions in the corporate offices in Feasterville, PA.

  • Patricia Hand

    - Co-Founder / Advisor
    pat.hand@joehandpromotions.com

    Patricia started Joe Hand Promotions with her brother, Joe, Sr., in 1971. She went on to manage a law firm for more than 30 years until her return to the family business. She assists in the day-to-day operations of the JHP headquarters.

Leadership

  • John Kirk

    - Chief Business Development Officer
    johnk@joehandpromotions.com

    John joined us in 2017 and is responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of the company’s strategic growth plan, which includes expansion of our distribution network as well as identification and engagement of new content and programming. John has more than 30 years of experience in a diverse set of industry categories and distribution channels, working as a consultant, entrepreneur, and corporate executive.

  • Mike Tedesco

    - Chief Financial Officer
    m.tedesco@joehandpromotions.com

    Mike joined the JHP team in 2019 as the Chief Financial Officer.

  • Tim McManus

    - Director of Product Management
    tim@joehandpromotions.com

    Tim came to Joe Hand Promotions in 2016 as Director of Product Management. He is responsible for implementing the firm’s strategic branding initiatives as well as our promotions system for clients. His team is constantly testing, adjusting and improving ways to help our clients generate traffic for their sports themed watch parties. Tim joined the team after a decade as a sports writer and editor. He covered everything from Little League Baseball to the U.S. Open and everything in between during stints with the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Post-Star of Glens Falls, N.Y., and The Trentonian. Along the way, he picked up several national Associated Press Sports Editors writing awards, including two first-place finishes for project reporting. Tim is a graduate of La Salle University and the Columbia University Graduate School of
    Journalism.

  • Jason Joyce

    - Director of Independent Accounts
    jason@joehandpromotions.com

    Jason has been a part of the Joe Hand Promotions family since 1993. He began as a sales assistant, and after several promotions, currently serves as the Director of Independent Accounts. Jason is responsible for maintaining, strengthening and expanding client relationships.

  • Kyle Allen

    - Director of National Accounts
    kyleallen@joehandpromotions.com

    Kyle joined the Joe Hand Promotions team in 2018 as the Regional Director on the West Region team where he was responsible for driving new business and fostering key relationships with our loyal partners. In 2020, he became Director of our casino relationships. He began his career at an award-winning, creative lifestyle agency in New York City and brings over ten years of experience in the service and hospitality
    industry. Prior to joining the Joe Hand Promotions family, Kyle held positions at Google, SGWS and a Los Angeles-based start-up company, ChowNow.

  • Joey Jones

    - Director of Operations
    joey@joehandpromotions.com

    Joey has been with Joe Hand Promotions since 1992. He began as a member of the sales team, and later served as Director of Sales & Marketing for several years. In 2017, Joey became the company’s Director of Operations. In this capacity, Joey is responsible for all systems and business processes related to the customer experience as well as all internal JHP teams.

Product

  • Brittany Rogers

    - Product Manager
    brittany@joehandpromotions.com

    Brittany joined Joe Hand Promotions in 2014 as a member of the Marketing team before becoming JHP’s Boxing Product Manager in 2018. In 2011, Brittany became the youngest licensed boxing promoter and matchmaker in the nation at age 22. She is a boxing junkie through-and-through, having worked live boxing events with various promoters across the nation and on a number of different television networks. She has been an integral part in promoting over 75 successful events focused in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey area. She is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Sports Management.

  • Elizabeth Beck

    - Marketing Manager
    elizabeth@joehandpromotions.com

    Elizabeth joined the team while in college working in both the accounting and sales departments. Once graduated, she immediately joined the team full time as Marketing Coordinator. In 2018, she became the Digital & Social Media Marketing Manager as well as Product Manager for WWE. She is also heavily involved in supporting the organization’s charitable enterprises including the Joe Hand Boxing Gym and the Eastern Pennsylvania Golden Gloves. Elizabeth attended Rider University and was the first woman to graduate with a Sports Management degree.

Client Support

  • Don Cruden

    - Account Executive, Northeast Region
    don@joehandpromotions.com

    Don joined Joe Hand Promotions in 2018 as a member of the Northeast Region team. As an Account Executive, his primary responsibilities include correspondence with current clients, onboarding of new clients, and providing them all with marketing and promotional support and advice. His previous work experiences are deeply rooted in advisory and sales fields, from managing some of the highest volume GNC stores in the country to door-to-door sales. Don also spent several years as an assistant karate instructor. He graduated from Rider University in 2017 with a B.S. in political science.

  • Stephen Jeffers

    - Account Executive, South Region
    steve@joehandpromotions.com

    Stephen joined Joe Hand Promotions as an Account Executive for the South Region in 2019. His role provides him the opportunity to work with independent businesses and small chains. His responsibilities include customer service, marketing recommendations and new business acquisition. Before Joe Hand Promotions, Stephen served as a Ticket Office Attendant with the University of Pennsylvania Athletic Box Office and an intern with the Penn Champions Club.

  • Mike Morrissey

    - Account Executive, West Region
    mike.morrissey@joehandpromotions.com

    Mike joined Joe Hand Promotions in 2019 as part of the internship program and soon became a full time member of the West Region team following his graduation. His previous experience within the sports world began with the Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Soul. Both teams prepared him for his current sales role, assisting both new and existing clients in an effort to generate revenue for businesses across the country. Mike graduated from Temple University with a B.S. in Sports & Recreation Management.

  • Patrick McMullen

    - National Account Executive
    patrick@joehandpromotions.com

    Patrick joined Joe Hand Promotions in 2018 and currently works as a Account Executive for our national accounts. Patrick had previously worked as a Sales Associate for Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment in support of their various sports properties which included the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils, Delaware Blue Coats, and the Never Forget Tribute Classic college basketball tournament. Patrick graduated from Temple University with a B.S. in Sports & Recreation Management.

  • Shannon Regan

    - National Account Executive
    shannon@joehandpromotions.com

    Shannon joined Joe Hand Promotions in 2018 as an Account Executive for our national accounts. She is responsible for supporting our chain partners along with her team members through all post-sale processing, onboarding, and servicing clients. Prior to joining Joe Hand Promotions, she started her career in the Sport and Recreation industry as an Operations Manager for one of Fitness International’s highest volume clubs. Shannon earned her B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management from the school of Sport Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University.

Operations

  • Mike Joyce

    - Operations Manager
    mike@joehandpromotions.com

    Mike has been a part of the Joe Hand Promotions family since 2008. As Operations Manager, Mike oversees all systems and business processes related to the customer experience as well as all internal JHP teams. Prior to joining Joe Hand Promotions, Mike spent ten years in the communications industry. He worked for CBS Radio in Philadelphia as a producer for the Philadelphia Eagles radio broadcasts as well as a producer for the music side of the radio station.

  • Vincent Cicalese

    - Operations Coordinator
    vince@joehandpromotions.com

    Vince has been working at Joe Hand Promotions since 2012. He began as a summer intern in the shipping department during his college years and has since become the Operations Coordinator. In this position, Vince works directly with cable companies and with the company’s other departments to implement additional efficiencies into the sales and service processes.

Finance

Accounting

  • Lori Brown

    - Accounting Manager
    lori@joehandpromotions.com

    Lori began working at Joe Hand Promotions in 2009 as a member of the accounting department. She became an Accounting Manager in 2012 and is responsible for the day to day operations of the accounting department. Her experience spans over 30 years in accounting work from small businesses to large corporate enterprises. Lori has a Speech Therapy degree from Auburn University.

  • Maysaa Albabbili

    - Senior Accountant
    maysaa@joehandpromotions.com

    Maysaa joined the Joe Hand Promotions team in the spring of 2019 as a Senior Accountant. Her responsibilities include financial statements, account analysis and general ledger. Maysaa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Arcadia University, as well as a minor in Accounting.

Support

  • Dorothy Maleczkowicz

    - Executive Administrative Assistant
    dorothy@joehandpromotions.com

    Dorothy joined Joe Hand Promotions in 2019 as an Executive Assistant to provide administrative support to the JHP team. Dorothy’s previous experience includes 17 years as a Legal Administrative Assistant and additional experience as an Office Manager for a bank consulting firm.

  • Nancy Ortiz

    - Executive Administrative Assistant
    nancy@joehandpromotions.com

    Nancy joined Joe Hand Promotions in 2007 as a part of the Accounting Support staff. She is currently an assistant supporting both the operations and sales team members. Prior to joining Joe Hand Promotions, Nancy held various positions in the insurance industry.