Speakers

2019 Speakers

Ari Greenburg

President, WME

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Project Description

Ari Greenburg is President of WME, a leading global entertainment agency. Named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, WME represents artists and content creators across books, digital media, film, food, music, television, and theater. WME is part of the Endeavor network.

In his role, Greenburg oversees daily operations of the agency across its Beverly Hills, New York, Nashville, London and Sydney offices.

An original employee of the Endeavor talent agency formed in 1995, Greenburg was the first promoted agent at the upstart agency, and seven years later, was the first homegrown partner at the firm.  As part of the Executive Committee at Endeavor, he helped lead the agency’s growth to 1000 employees, a worldwide footprint, and a successful merger with the venerable William Morris Agency.

Greenburg has played a critical role in the growth of WME’s television department.  He has spent 20 years as a television packaging agent, orchestrating record-breaking deals for clients such as Amblin Partners, Greg Berlanti, Dan Fogelman, Michael Green, Carlton Cuse, Adam Horowitz & Edward Kitsis, Brian Koppelman & David Levien, Shawn Levy, Rob McElhenney, Marti Noxon, the Russo Bros., and Josh Singer.  He helped package many hit series, including “This Is Us,” “Westworld” “Sharp Objects,” “Jack Ryan,” “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” and “Riverdale.”  During his 23 years at WME, he has packaged dozens of series, including “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “Bob’s Burgers”, “The OC”, “Supernatural”, and many series from the DC universe including “Arrow” and “Flash.”

Greenburg grew up in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, and resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.  He and his family are among the country’s largest supporters of Autism-related charities; their Team Greenbean effort has raised over $4,000,000 for autism organizations since 2005.

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