EXCLUSIVE: UK administration agency YMU is launching a U.S. leisure division beneath the management of former UTA agent April Tombs.
As a branding and endorsements agent at UTA Tombs navigated partnerships for purchasers together with Hilary Duff, Queen Latifah, Anthony Anderson, Jenna Dewan, and Brooke Shields. She has joined YMU as Managing Director, YMU Leisure, US.
She will likely be joined within the U.S. by her former long-term colleague at UTA, agent Spencer Goldstein, and endorsements agent Jared Greenwald from ICM, who between them have beforehand labored with expertise together with Emily Ratajkowski, Cillian Murphy, Jessica Alba, Laverne Cox, Don Cheadle, Madelyn Cline, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Maitreyi Ramakrisham, Eric Andre and Christopher Walken.
The corporate, which focuses on music, sport and leisure administration, already has workplaces in LA, New York and Washington, in addition to London and Manchester within the UK.
YMU operates divisions for music, sport, leisure, artwork, social, books, and enterprise administration. The worldwide crew contains a minimum of 350 executives. The agency’s 60+ UK leisure crew is led by World MD of YMU Leisure, Holly Bott.
Purchasers embody Steve Aoki, The Rolling Stones, Nick Cave, Pentatonix, Widespread, Graham Norton, Ant & Dec, Tyler Adams, Clint Dempsey, 3LAU, David Walliams, Olly Alexander and Slime Sunday.
Commented April Tombs, Managing Director, YMU Leisure, US: “Because the leisure panorama continues to evolve, I’ve admired – and share – YMU’s client-first enterprise strategy executed via creativity and innovation. I’m thrilled to hitch this wonderful crew and lead the growth of the Leisure division throughout the US.”
Mary Bekhait, Group CEO, YMU, mentioned: “The launch of a US Leisure division is extremely thrilling and is the primary in a lot of investments the Group will likely be making as we additional set up our attain within the US. In April we discovered an distinctive chief who will work intently with our Group Leisure MD, Holly Bott, to ship top notch 360 shopper service. I’m excited to construct and replicate the success we have now loved within the UK throughout the US.”
Holly Bott, World MD, YMU Leisure, added: “April’s appointment looks like an thrilling, pure growth to the YMU Leisure division and furthers our dedication to delivering world-class, talent-first administration. We have now a singular alternative within the US market with this excellent variety of appointments in April, Jared and Spencer, and I stay up for working with them to ship an distinctive service and enterprise providing for our elite YMU expertise.”