The Familie Hires Mike Neligan As Chief Business Officer
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by Ransom Campbell
5M ago
The Familie, a sports and music agency, announced that Mike Neligan (previously at VaynerSports, Brooklyn Nets, Excel Sports and others) will join its executive team to lead revenue and business development as Chief Business Officer. Adding Neligan will help The Familie expand its marketing capabilities for talent and brands. A distinguished name in sports marketing, Neligan has helped to launch and grow some of the industry’s most prominent agencies and athlete brands.  He started his career as a baseball agent in 2005 before joining Excel Sports. He went on to lead and transfo ..read more
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KLUTCH Sports Group Acquires Rep 1 Baseball
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by Ransom Campbell
6M ago
KLUTCH Sports Group has announced the acquisition of full-service baseball agency, Rep 1. KLUTCH Baseball will be led by Rep 1 CEO Chris Koras as Head of Baseball. Clients including MLB stars Rafael Devers, All-Star closer Devin Williams, Platinum Glove winner Andrés Giménez, and more will become part of the KLUTCH roster. This acquisition comes amid ongoing consolidation in the talent agency space, with Excel Sports Management recently acquiring Rep 1’s football business. In making the announcement, KLUTCH Sports Group Founder and CEO and Co-Head of UTA Sports, Rich Paul stated, “We ..read more
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Bledsoe Agency Announces Key Leadership Promotions
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by Ransom Campbell
6M ago
The Bledsoe Agency, a distinguished full-service baseball agency boasting two decades of expertise in representing elite professional baseball players, has announced the promotion of two seasoned professionals within its ranks. David Ray has been elevated to the position of Partner & Senior Vice President of Operations. Formerly serving over the past eight years as the Senior Director of Performance, Ray will now lead the expansion of the firm’s client services and its industry-leading player development offerings in addition to furthering the execution of company operations. Gary Russo ha ..read more
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Excel Sports Management Acquires Rep 1 Football
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by Ransom Campbell
8M ago
Excel Sports Management announced today its acquisition of the football division of Rep 1 Sports. The acquisition marks a significant step for Excel, known for its extensive presence in basketball, baseball, golf, and coaching divisions, but previously absent in on-field representation in the NFL. Excel has previously represented huge football stars, like Peyton Manning, Joe Montana, and Justin Herbert, on the marketing side of the business, but never in NFL player contract negotiations. Via the acquisition, Excel will now represent over 60 NFL clients including Cooper Kupp, Jared Goff, and Da ..read more
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Wasserman Acquires J1S
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by Ransom Campbell
8M ago
Wasserman continues its growth in the sports, music, and entertainment industry by acquiring J1S and appointing Michael Jones as the Senior Vice President for Creators. The announcement came from Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for Talent, Jason Ranne. This acquisition also involves all other J1S personnel becoming a part of Wasserman and the launch of a new division named ‘Wasserman Creators.’ Ranne expressed his enthusiasm about this development, stating, “Michael is a serial entrepreneur with an unwavering passion for serving the creator economy and its participants. He ..read more
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Range Media Partners Acquires Stoked Management Group
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by Ransom Campbell
9M ago
Range Media Partners, the management and production company founded in 2020 by former CAA executives Peter Micelli and Jack Whigham, continues its rapid expansion with the acquisition of Stoked Management Group. The move aims to further enhance Range Media’s presence in the sports industry and solidify its position as a major player in Hollywood and beyond. Announced on Monday, this strategic acquisition brings together two powerhouses in the sports and entertainment world, uniting Range Media’s expertise in talent management and production with Stoked Management’s impressive roster of athlete ..read more
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Wasserman Acquires Brillstein Entertainment Partners
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by Ransom Campbell
9M ago
Wasserman, a global leader in sports, music and culture, has finalized a transaction to acquire legendary entertainment management and production company Brillstein Entertainment Partners (“Brillstein”). The announcement was made by Wasserman Chairman & CEO, Casey Wasserman, and Brillstein Co-CEOs, Cynthia Pett and Jon Liebman. The addition of Brillstein adds a strong entertainment management and content vertical to Wasserman’s businesses. Brillstein’s leadership, including Pett, Liebman, Marc Gurvitz, Sandy Wernick and all the Brillstein partners (George Freeman, Missy Malkin, David McIlv ..read more
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Druski Launches Sports Agency, 4Lifers
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by Ransom Campbell
10M ago
Drew Desbordes, better known as American comedian and content creator, Druski, launched his own sports agency called 4Lifers. Druski wasted no time making waves in the sports agency pool, signing star Florida Gators edge rusher Princely Umanmielen as 4Lifers’ first athlete client. Druski told Front Office Sports, “Launching 4Lifers Sports Agency allows me to combine my two passions — sports and entertainment. Our team is committed to providing athletes with the resources, support, and marketing opportunities to grow on and off the field. [Umanmielen is] the top-ranked edge rusher in the SEC ..read more
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Michael Oher “Blindsided” By Conservatorship
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by Ransom Campbell
10M ago
My thoughts on the Michael Oher news: Seemingly every news outlet and media page this morning had the same headline: “Michael Oher sues Tuohy family.” The 2009 film “The Blind Side” is embedded in sports culture forever, but Oher is now asserting the movie misrepresented a critical premise of his story. Oher has always been outspoken about his displeasure with how the movie represented him, namely how it overshadowed his self-commitment and motivation to better his own life by attributing his rise to football fame to the Tuohys. Oher’s petition in Shelby County, Tennessee Probate Court goes a ..read more
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Distinction Agency Announces Organizational Changes
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by Ransom Campbell
11M ago
Distinction Agency, a marketing agency that works with athletes, brands, content creators, and sports properties, announced today several major organizational changes. Distinction Agency Co-Founder and CEO, Alex Onaindia, has purchased the remaining equity in the company and is now the sole owner of Distinction Agency. Distinction Agency Co-Founder and President, Jonathan Lubic, has resigned as President. Chris Tully has been promoted from Partnerships Manager to Senior Partnerships Manager. “Since 2018, Distinction Agency has worked with over 200 athletes, content creators, brands and sports ..read more
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