Vary Media Companions Acquires Stoked Administration Group – SPORTS AGENT BLOG

Vary Media Companions, the administration and manufacturing firm based in 2020 by former CAA executives Peter Micelli and Jack Whigham, continues its speedy enlargement with the acquisition of Stoked Administration Group. The transfer goals to additional improve Vary Media’s presence within the sports activities trade and solidify its place as a serious participant in Hollywood and past.

Introduced on Monday, this strategic acquisition brings collectively two powerhouses within the sports activities and leisure world, uniting Vary Media’s experience in expertise administration and manufacturing with Stoked Administration’s spectacular roster of athletes and its founder, Lowell Taub, who’s hailed as probably the most acknowledged sports activities brokers within the trade.

Lowell Taub, the founding father of Stoked Administration in 2020, has an illustrious profession spanning nearly three a long time. He has brokered over half a billion {dollars} in partnerships for athletes throughout varied sports activities, together with the Olympics, soccer, basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, and motion sports activities. Taub’s exceptional achievements have earned him a well-deserved place on the distinguished Sports activities Enterprise Journal’s “Forty Underneath 40” record.

Shoppers making the transition below this acquisition embrace world champion surfer John Florence, Peloton sensation and influencer Kendall Toole, Olympic monitor star Gabrielle Thomas, and plenty of extra notable names.

“Lowell is a uniquely proficient chief with an impeccable fame. We’re excited to have him and the remainder of the Stoked group lead our Athlete Advertising apply and speed up the expansion of our broader Vary Sports activities platform,” stated Vary Sports activities co-presidents Will Funk and Greg Luckman.

Earlier than his tenure at Stoked, Lowell Taub spent 13 years at Artistic Artists Company (CAA), the place he served as the top of sports activities endorsements. This expertise got here after CAA acquired his earlier administration firm, GFHF Advertising & Administration, which he based in 2005. Throughout his profession, Taub has represented a few of the greatest names in sports activities, together with Olympian swimmer Ryan Lochte and snowboarding legend Bode Miller.

Taub expressed his pleasure in regards to the acquisition, saying, “Main Stoked the previous three years has been every thing I had hoped for once we launched. I’ve been impressed by Vary’s development throughout the identical interval and I couldn’t be extra thrilled to affix such a formidable group. Vary’s collaborative tradition and expansive shared companies platform are the proper residence for Stoked to proceed to supply best-in-class companies and outcomes for our shoppers.”

Vary’s latest successes embrace partnerships with manufacturing shingle Automatik, securing trade heavyweights Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger as companions and co-presidents of movie and manufacturing, and involvement in thrilling tasks corresponding to Jeff Nichols’ “The Bikeriders,” Oz Perkins’ “Longlegs,” Jonathan Entwistle’s “Fred & Ginger,” and James Mangold’s “A Full Unknown.”