Head of UTA Ventures
Sam Wick is a leading digital and entertainment executive at global talent and entertainment company, United Talent Agency (UTA). He currently leads UTA Ventures, which builds and invests in great businesses at the intersection of media, entertainment and technology. The division looks for opportunities to leverage UTA’s expertise, relationships and endemic knowledge of the entertainment business landscape to provide companies with a strategic advantage. UTA Ventures has built, advised and invested in a portfolio of businesses that includes Awesomeness TV, Raze, The Players Tribune, Cloud9, Thrive Market, Pluto TV, Stem, The Void and many more. He most recently was a key member of Maker Studios’ management team where he was responsible for the enterprise P&L, corporate development, business development and strategic partnerships. He has 20+ years of experience in the media and technology space including senior positions at MySpace, AOL, Mp3.com and Sony. During this time, he was involved in M&A activity including financing and acquisitions of his companies.