As advertised, one of the most powerful agents in sports, Rich Paul was the featured speaker at last night’s Talk & Taste Event @ Jezebel’s Bayou.. Although he didn’t answer any LeBron free-agency questions, he did provide a great deal of insight and drew a detailed road-map to his found successes.
The Cleveland-native peppered his convo to the captivated crowd with praise to his family, neighborhood roots, time at Benedictine (including a few name-drops lol) and the fabric of the city as a whole.
Talk & Taste. a monthly wine-tasting networking event will be welcoming Rich Paul as their featured speaker TONIGHT at Jezebel’s Bayou.
Who is Rich?!
Rich Paul, Founder and CEO of Klutch Sports Group, has been recognized as one of the sports industry’s most powerful agents. In a short period of time he has quickly climbed the corporate ladder in player representation both on and off the court.
Rich Paul began his career at LRMR (LeBron, Rich, Maverick, Randy) Marketing, a partnership created with some of his childhood friends. This was only the beginning of a very long journey. The next stop was at Nike where he learned many skills that would propel his career to the next level. His mastery of the ins and outs of the sports marketing industry landed him an opportunity to work for Creative Artists Agency. During his tenure Paul recruited and managed many top NBA players. These relationships would fuel his next move. In September of 2012, Rich Paul began his own sports agency, Klutch Sports Group.
He currently represents several top NBA players; Four time MVP LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers standout forward Tristan Thompson and rising point guard Eric Bledsoe just to name a few. He has also managed to ink lucrative deals with Coca Cola, Beats by Dre, Samsung and many other companies. The journey to the top has been a tough road. But with hard work and dedication Rich Paul discovered a recipe for success. His foresight and understanding of the ever-changing Sports Business has made Klutch Sports Group a force to be reckoned with.
Rich Paul was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio. He attended Benedictine high school, where he was a 2 time Ohio state champion.