Rich Paul was appointed head of the UTA’s sports division in July 2019, when UTA invested in Klutch Sports Group and now he takes on the role as a member of the agency’s Board of Directors. Paul founded Klutch Sports in 2012 when he and LeBron James left CAA.
Klutch Sports represents some of the biggest names in NBA including James, Lakers teammate Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons and John Wall. Since partnering with UTA, Klutch has expanding its sports footprint to professional football and baseball aquisitions of Revolution Sports Agency and Tidal Sports Group.
In a discussion with Forbes, Paul stated “It’s an honor to join the Board of Directors of a prestigious and successful company….these are opportunities not often presented to Black men and women, so it comes with added responsibility to use my position not just to help drive a global business forward but to create more chances for people who look like me and face the same challenges I did”.
Paul started his career selling jerseys from the trunk of his car and leveraged an early relationship with LeBron James into a mentorship with CAA’s Leon Rose.
UTA has also pledged $1 million to social justice causes, among other internal initiatives as companies nation and industry-wide commit to combat issues of systemic racial inequity.