Tom O’Malley serves as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for JDM and its various assets and investments. Mr. O’Malley oversees the day-to-day management of JDM’s assets and investments, and administration of JDM’s legal affairs, including strategizing and negotiating the purchase and sale of real estate, contracts and leases, providing legal advice and guidance to all departments and employees, and facilitating all legal matters through JDM’s outside legal counsel.
Prior to joining JDM, Mr. O’Malley served as a member of a select senior management team, and as General Counsel, for all of Jerry Colangelo’s sports franchises and sports facilities, including the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, US Airways Center (formerly America West Arena), Chase Field (formerly Bank One Ballpark) and Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix.
As a senior executive, Mr. O’Malley was directly responsible for corporate and legal decisions for all facets of management of these professional sports franchises and facilities, including the purchase, leasing, financing and management of the real estate assets owned and leased by such entities on behalf of the various sports organizations and facilities.
Mr. O’Malley negotiated the sale of the Phoenix Suns franchise in June, 2004 for a record sale price in excess of $400 million; the sale of the Arizona Rattlers franchise; the sale of a partial, yet controlling interest in the Phoenix Mercury WNBA team; and the acquisition of the Phoenix Road Runners hockey franchise.
Mr. O’Malley received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Kansas and his J.D. from the University of Arizona.