1. Record-setting Contract

    As one of the most prominent and successful agents in the league, Greg Genske led CC Sabathia's record-setting contract for a pitcher.

  2. VaynerMedia Founded

    Gary and AJ Vaynerchuk founded VaynerMedia in 2009, a social and digital agency powerhouse. With Gary as CEO and AJ COO, VaynerMedia grew to over 1000 employees and $100M+ annual revenue, working with Fortune 500 brands like Budweiser, Chase Bank, and Pepsico.

  3. VaynerSports Launched

    After working with athletes for years, AJ saw a massive white space in the traditional agency landscape and in 2016 set out to create an offering that featured great contract advisory, superior service, innovative marketing & endorsements, and mentorship in the world of business, branding, social media, investing & sports.

  4. Mike Neligan joined VaynerSports

    In the fall of 2019, industry veteran Mike Neligan joined VaynerSports to lead sales and marketing efforts and scale the agency into other divisions. Around the same time, Genske launched GEM Agency in partnership with Hicks Equity Partners, the private equity arm of Tom Hicks and his family.

  5. Expansion into New Sports

    From 2016-2020, VaynerSports has worked exclusively in football. Now, the creation of VaynerBaseball has allowed the two to come together, with GEM agency bringing more than 50 years of combined experience with multiple record-setting contracts to VaynerSports.

    Shortly after expanding into baseball, VaynerSports co-founders Gary and AJ Vaynerchuk announced the launch of VaynerGaming, a new division focused on esports athletes and gaming personalities, as well as adding the representation of Combat Sports athletes.