In news that is sure to make waves in the athlete representation industry, Justin Giangrande is leaving NCLUSIVE to become the Executive Vice President at VaynerSports. Giangrande, the current CEO of NCLUSIVE, co-founded the creative agency in 2011. Giangrande built an impressive client roster while at NCLUSIVE that included numerous NBA and NFL players.
Giangrande spoke on the move stating “I am very proud of our accomplishments at NCLUSIVE over the past six years. The opportunity to merge my skill set with Gary and AJ, leverages our considerable strengths producing a potent combination we believe will revolutionize the industry with VaynerSports becoming a dominant force. Gary and AJ are also the co-founders of VaynerMedia, an 800 employee social advertising agency located in five cities (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Chattanooga. VaynerMedia specializes in content marketing and strategy for fortune 500 brands. These valuable brand relationships will be critical in securing marketing and endorsements on our clients behalf.”
Giangrande joins Gary Vaynerchuk, AJ Vaynerchuk, Mook Williams and Brian McLaughlin to comprise the executive team at VaynerSports. Giangrande will launch the Los Angeles office for the agency as the current team is based in New York. With the NFL Draft less than two months away, Giangrande will try to make an immediate impact for VaynerSports.