I consider myself a great judge of talent, and have worked with an amazing spectrum of artists throughout my career. In addition to all the unique, credible and interesting music artists I represented, I also have great pride in the executive talent I helped develop.
Of the many people assisting me over the years, I want to trumpet them all, starting with the late, great Bill Gross who started a comedy department at Triad, and went on to a successful career as a manager and entrepreneur. Brian Greenbaum is a senior agent at CAA representing Paul Simon and Bob Dylan (and others); Chris King also went to CAA and is a senior agent in their Marketing Department. David Levine, Keith Sarkisian, and John Branigan are now senior agents at William Morris Endeavor. Lori Goldklang is an SVP at Sony Pictures, Jim Haljun taking over the world with Google (and his new baby boy, congrats!!), and Carl Freed went from a successful career as a concert promoter to being an entrepreneur, as well. Linda Martinez is in commercial real estate at Coldwell Banker. My most recent pride comes from Zoe Sonquist King who is doing brand partnerships at Capitol Records.
In addition to my assistants and trainees, while I was at William Morris, I ran the Agent Training Program, and hired some great trainees in Eric Wilker, now an SVP at WB TV, Robbie Fraser, a great agent at William Morris Endeavor, and Jim Hughes, a successful event entrepreneur. Melissa Miller Ormond is now President of MSG Entertainment and Maria Laing is VP Bus Dev at MrMaster Online.
Congrats to you all!
(This list includes those that I’m in touch with – if there are others I’ve left out, please forgive the omission!)