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Mike Disner
Director of Football Administration

Biography

Mike Disner (DIZZ-ner) enters his fifth season with the Cardinals after being hired as Director, Football Administration in February, 2013. He joined the Cardinals from the NFL Management Council where he worked for four years as Labor Operations Manager (2012) and Labor Operations Coordinator (2009-11).

Mike Disner (DIZZ-ner) enters his fifth season with the Cardinals after being hired as Director, Football Administration in February, 2013. He joined the Cardinals from the NFL Management Council where he worked for four years as Labor Operations Manager (2012) and Labor Operations Coordinator (2009-11).

Disner has an extensive background and experience in salary cap regulations and player contract compliance. While at the NFL Management Council, he was an integral part of negotiations in helping to cultivate the most recent Collective Bargaining Agreement. He also helped establish the rookie system, managed the salary cap reconciliation process and developed analytical tools to assist clubs in decision-making processes.

With the Cardinals, Disner works alongside GM Steve Keim on player contract negotiations as well as strategic planning and management of the team’s Salary Cap. He also serves as the Cardinals liaison to the NFL Management Council and works with the team’s scouting staff and coaching staff on various statistical projects and analysis.

Prior to working for the NFL Management Council, Disner worked with the New England Patriots for two years after beginning his professional career as a scouting assistant in 2007. He interned with the Patriots for two summers (2005 and ‘06) while working on his degree in Economics which he received from Williams College (MA) in 2007.

During the 2014 offseason, Disner was selected to Forbes “30 Under 30” list, honoring 30 athletes or executives 30 years or younger making a mark in the sports industry.   

The West Bloomfield, MI native played baseball at Williams College where he was a two-year starter as a pitcher. Disner and his wife, Gail, and son, Theodore, reside in Chandler, AZ. 

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