Casey Wasserman is one of the chairman of LA24, the organization created to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic Games to the city of Los Angeles.
Wasserman (born 1974) is an entertainment executive, sports agent executive who owned the now defunct Arena League football team, the Los Angeles Avengers. After graduation from UCLA, Casey Wasserman worked as an investment banker.
Wasserman Media Group
The same year that he purchased the football team, Wasserman started Wasserman Media Group, a sports marketing and talent management company, of which he remains CEO. In 2002, WMG acquired the sports marketing and naming-rights company Envision and the action sports marketing and representation firm The Familie, based in Carlsbad, California.
In 2004, WMG purchased 411 Productions and a few months later relaunched it as Studio 411, a sports entertainment film studio. The business was designed to provide financing, obtain sponsorships and arrange distribution in support of original productions. The company also made an unsuccessful bid to sign up enough athletes in BMX, skateboarding and freestyle motocross to form PGA-like sanctioning bodies in those sports.
In January, 2006 WMG acquired the NBA and MLB sports agent business of Arn Tellem, a well-known sports agent who joined WMG as well. Several of Tellem's sports agent colleagues also joined the company as part of the deal. Until he retired in June, 2015, Tellem was a principal at the company and ran one of its management groups.