GSE Worldwide to Acquire Talent Representation Agency Grutman Sports and Entertainment
Grutman Sports and Entertainment Clients Include Jarvis Landry, Alvin Kamara, Diontae Johnson, Irv Smith Jr., Chris Harris Jr., and Ke’Shawn Vaughn
New York, NY – June 15, 2020 – GSE Worldwide, Inc. (“GSE”), a leading sports and entertainment marketing, management and talent representation firm, today announced that it has acquired Miami, FL-based sports and entertainment agency, Grutman Sports and Entertainment (“Grutman Sports”), which is focused on securing commercial opportunities for NFL athletes, legends and other sports stars. The acquisition of Grutman Sports is exciting for GSE as it continues to expand its talent roster of top caliber athletes.
As part of the transaction, Grutman Sports’s CEO, Ian Grutman, and Director, Talent Marketing, Jeanine Juliano, will join GSE, working directly with industry veteran Russ Spielman and the GSE team.
“Client satisfaction has always been the number one objective for Grutman Sports and GSE Worldwide shares that passion,” stated Grutman. “As a team we will continue to grow our current clients, expand our portfolio and strive to be the best. It doesn’t hurt that I don’t have to remember new company initials. I believe the old saying is what’s better than one GSE, two GSEs.”
GSE Worldwide’s CEO, Mike Principe, added: “We are very pleased to welcome Ian, Jeanine and their clients into the GSE family. Our mission at GSE is to work with the highest quality individuals, provide the absolute best in service to our clients and to constantly evolve as a market leader. Ian and Jeanine help us further our mission and it is with great pride that we push forward despite these most difficult of times and we look forward to continuing our growth and expansion as opportunities arise.”
Grutman Sports’s client roster joining GSE includes: Jarvis Landry (Cleveland Browns: WR), Alvin Kamara (New Orleans Saints: RB), Diontae Johnson (Pittsburgh Steelers: WR), Irv Smith Jr. (Minnesota Vikings: TE), Chris Harris Jr. (Los Angeles Chargers: CB), Ke’Shawn Vaughn (Tampa Bay Buccaneers: RB), Josh Norman (Buffalo Bills: CB), Josh Reynolds (Los Angeles Rams: WR), K.J. Osborn (Minnesota Vikings: WR), Kendrick Rogers Jr. (Dallas Cowboys: WR), Laquon Treadwell (Atlanta Falcons: WR), Laviska Shenault Jr. (Jacksonville Jaguars: WR), Richie James Jr. (San Francisco 49ers: WR), Xavien Howard (Miami Dolphins: CB), Davin Bellamy (Chicago Bears: LB), Anthony Johnson (Pittsburgh Steelers: DE), Farrod Green (Indianapolis Colts: TE), Pierre Garcon (Retired: WR), Elandon Roberts (Miami Dolphins: LB), Akrum Wadley (UFA: RB), Jeremy McNichols (UFA: RB) and Mike Weber Jr (UFA: RB).