Stephanie Piza began her career at CAA where she worked in the digital talent and brand partnership department. She then joined Big Frame, a full service talent management company focused on digitally native talent, as a manager.
Stephanie spent over a year at Big Frame before later joining newly formed Flip Management. She has established herself as one of the premier deal makers in the digital space. As the state of entertainment shifted, she saw an opportunity in the digital landscape, specifically building out digitally native talent and helping them grow 360 businesses.
Stephanie’s goal is to lift the voices of people of color by helping cultivate their visions and expanding their reach. Some of her clients include Vine phenom turned comedian Jay Versace, Jc Caylen, Joanne the Scammer and Buzzfeed creator Freddie Ransome.
Carla has a diverse background that spans multiple disciplines from government, supply chain to consumer marketing. Working with Fortune 500 brands to tech startups she quickly learned that the future of marketing lies within entertainment.
For the past ten years she has focused on brokering partnerships with brands and entertainment properties. Working at EQAL, an entertainment tech startup, she helped tech companies like Airbnb, Poshmark and Instacart find digital celebrity partnerships. When EQAL was a acquired she continued to sell digital talent deals as a consultant. CAA took note, and brought her in to work on digital brand partnerships with their influencer and traditional talent.
Lastly, she learned the ins and outs of the marketing agency world by joining UEG –Edelman, an agency focused on partnering brands with strategic entertainment properties. There she worked with brands from Toyota to SC Johnson on entertainment rights and partnerships.
Jerome Martin has over a 20-year track record of success with managing star talent. He started his career as a modeling agent in Dallas, Miami and New York and moved to Los Angeles in 1998, upon receiving an invitation to participate in the UTA agent training program. With his success in bridging the TV, film, fashion, sports, and music worlds, he teamed up with former NFL superstar Eric Dickerson’s SELECT Artists, a cutting-edge theatrical, sports and marketing agency. The following year, Jerome was tapped to lead Ford Entertainment, the new celebrity and talent division of Ford Models, whose clients included NBA Lakers’ star Kobe Bryant, music artist Jessica Simpson, and actor Boris Kodjoe.
In 2002, Jerome launched Jerome Martin Entertainment (JME) Management, Inc. Among his first clients were Tyrese Gibson (Fast and the Furious, Transformers) Eva Marcille (America’s Next Top Model 3rd Cycle Winner, The Young and the Restless, About the Business) and Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Black Panther). In 2010, Jerome entered into a partnership with CMG/Azoff Entertainment to manage the film careers of their biggest music stars, including music icon Janet Jackson and platinum recording artist and fashionista Ciara. Today, Jerome continues to represent the most sought after names in the entertainment industry, such as Kofi Siriboe (OWN’s Queen Sugar, Universal’s Girls Trip), Luke James (FOX’s Star, SHOWTIME’S The Chi) and supermodel Duckie Thot, face of L’Oréal Paris & Balmain.
As a philanthropist and original member of 100 Black Men of Miami, Jerome donates his time and financial support to numerous organizations that inspire, educate and uplift those in disadvantaged communities around the world.
Desiree Ansari’s passion for entertainment and diverse representation, along with her skills in business and management, have fueled her ability to identify new opportunities and develop and execute high impact initiatives for clients.
Her experience in management, most recently at Blended Strategy Group (BSG), where she managed a roster of beauty influencers, as well as brand partnerships for their celebrity clientele. Prior to BSG, she served as Personal Assistant to Eva Longoria where she oversaw social media and digital initiatives, managed brand partnerships, and supported a variety of Ms. Longoria’s business ventures.
She began her career in entertainment working at the world’s leading entertainment agency, Creative Artists Agency.
Britton Hardin is a branding and marketing professional with 8 years of entertainment experience in strategic partnership building across various industries including entertainment, sports and fashion. Britton has successfully leveraged his experience in brand development and management to create new marketing and product extension opportunities for a myriad of clients across multiple industries. Britton earned a degree in journalism with a focus in advertising and marketing from Howard University. Britton has negotiated IP extending opportunities for the likes of House of Mandela, licensing iconic speeches and recordings of Nelson Mandela for the 2018 Global Citizen 100 Festival which earned 80,000 live impression and countless more digitally. Over 5.65M actions led to 60 commitments and announcements worth $7.2B, set to affect the lives of 121M people. $2.6B of these commitments are the direct result of Global Citizen campaigns.
Britton Hardin is a client focused professional adept at seeing the big picture and endeavors to be creative while operating analytically. Britton has extensive experience in brand and lifestyle licensing from his time spent at Creative Artist Agency and Endeavor, respectively. Prior to that Britton served as the Director of Music Partnerships at Omnia Media a multi-channel network dedicated to monetizing the online properties and assets of musicians and gamers where he was responsible for bringing over 45M views into the network.