Sam WickHead of Ventures, UTA Ventures

    Sam has over 20 years of experience in marketing, business development, and relationship management in the traditional media, technology, and publishing industries. He is a highly effective, executive-level professional whose accomplishments include building and growing start-up companies and assisting established corporations in bridging traditional and new media business opportunities. Sam’s professional accomplishments include high-level contributions in creative development, trend forecasting, strategic alliances, product development, project management, market research, and business development. He has proven ability to develop, extend, and leverage a brand both online and offline; to identify, sign, and market talent from inception to platinum level; and to successfully develop a broad range of products from inception to release. In addition, his experience includes traditional and non-traditional marketing methods, content aggregation and delivery, niche data collection and profiling, customer and client profiling, and viral campaign implementation strategy. He also has strong relationships with major, independent record companies and major technology companies at executive levels.