Born and raised in Southern California, Chase Callahan is an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor who brings 15 years of athlete representation, contract negotiation and marketing experience to REP 1 clients.
A passionate, hard working, and resourceful young agent, Chase is a graduate of Chapman University, where he earned a degree in Marketing and Advertising with a minor in Public Relations. Prior to establishing REP 1, Chase worked at Tollner, Moon & Steinberg for three years, where he created the golf division and served as the Director of Football. Here, Chase was able to gain valuable experience and assist top NFL, and professional golf clients with marketing and contract negotiations.
Currently, Chase serves as REP 1’s Director of Football Operations. In this role, Chase immerses himself into every facet of REP 1 including client maintenance, pre-draft marketing and training, off the field marketing, media relations and contract negotiations. He is also the point person in overseeing that every aspect of REP 1’s rookie pre-draft training results in optimal success for our clients at the NFL Scouting Combine and their college Pro Days. Chase’s exceptional eye for talent and keen analysis of each NFL position and the analytics behind the draft have led him to serve in a critical role of the recruiting strategy of REP 1 football.
Always accessible and exceptionally resourceful, Chase takes pride in his in-depth research of contractual language and structure in addition to player performances and incentive compensation.
He has been instrumental in the negotiation of record breaking deals for Ben Roethlisberger, Leonard Davis, Kevin Curtis, Scott Wells, Joe Staley, Barry Church, Zane Beadles, Michael Iupati, Shea McClellin, Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Marcus Mariota and Blake Bortles. Needless to say, Chase has quickly established himself as an expert on the NFL Salary Cap and NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Chase’s extensive knowledge of both on and off-the-field sports management has also allowed him to devise a personalized career plan and tailored marketing portfolio to each individual client. Chase’s experience and overall personality has resulted in his clients praising his abilities as an agent. In particular, Chase’s clients love their ability to communicate with him on a personal and professional level, and value his honesty, sincerity as well as his commitment to their lives on and off the field. And Chase is not only revered by his clients, but also by NFL executives, coaches and scouts, who respect his strong business acumen, knowledge of the game and relentless promotion of his clients.
This respect was eventually recognized nationally, when Chase was named the top agent in Football under the age of 35 in 2014/2015 by YAHOO! Sports. His care and concern on behalf of Rep 1 clients has earned him a reputation as a rising star within the agent industry.
A three sport athlete at Centennial High School in Corona, CA, Chase resides in Lake Forest, California with his wife Amber and daughters Teagan, Kinsley and Harper.View Bio