20 Jan Stellar grows again with launch of USA sports division
Stellar Group is taking the next step in its evolution with the launch of a new division in America.
The team behind Stellar USA will initially concentrate on the NFL before moving into other popular US sports.
Stellar USA will also help existing and future clients from around the world take full advantage of sporting and marketing opportunities in the States, the world’s most lucrative sports and endorsements market.
Heading up the new division is licensed NFL and NBA agent Reggie Johnson, who has been working closely with Stellar chairman Jonathan Barnett and director Joshua Barnett to ensure new clients in America receive the same unique service as their counterparts in the rest of the world.
“Stellar is needed in America because no other agency offers athletes what we do,” said Reggie.
“In the US it is common for agents to appear when contracts need to be signed then disappear before the ink is dry. What Stellar does is offer a full 360-degree service so athletes know we are taking care of everything that is in their interests – negotiations, legal matters, image rights, endorsements and so on – leaving them to concentrate on performing and winning.
“A career in sports can be precarious in the US and so we will ensure all our athletes get the very best during their playing days while working closely with them to lay the groundwork for the career they want to have when their competitive days come to an end.”
Stellar Group chairman Jonathan Barnett said: “Stellar’s global reach, access to networks and brand-recognition means new and existing clients now have even more opportunities to enjoy the rewards their talents deserve.
“Stellar is the leading agency in the world of soccer because of our dedication to our clients. Now the athletes of the NFL can to enjoy the same superior representation and care as their elite-soccer counterparts.
“Reggie is the perfect person to take Stellar USA forward. His passion for sports, his commitment to the Stellar ethos and his personal dedication to the athletes he represents and protects embodies Stellar’s ambitions in American sports management.”
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