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 fast growth with the acquisition of Stoked Administration Group. The transfer goals to additional improve Vary Media’s presence within the sports activities business 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 business.

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 Beneath 40” listing.

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

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

Earlier than his tenure at Stoked, Lowell Taub spent 13 years at Inventive 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 and marketing & 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 concerning the acquisition, saying, “Main Stoked the previous three years has been all the pieces I had hoped for after we launched. I’ve been impressed by Vary’s progress throughout the identical interval and I couldn’t be extra thrilled to hitch such a formidable staff. Vary’s collaborative tradition and expansive shared providers platform are the proper residence for Stoked to proceed to offer best-in-class providers and outcomes for our purchasers.”

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