11 New Agents Earn a Stake in ICM Partners

The talent shop promotes 11, bringing its leadership group to 38

ICM Partners has promoted 11 agents to partner, bringing its leadership group to 38, the agency announced on Monday. Those 11 all gain equity in the agency, which morphed into a partnership after buying out private equity firm Rizvi Traverse and former CEO Jeff Berg last May.

The new partners are motion picture literary co-chief Doug MacLaren, publishing agents Kris Dahl and Jennifer Joel, talent agents Hildy Gottlieb and Brian Mann, theater head Patrick Herold, head of global branded entertainment Carol Goll, Mark Siegel and Chris Smith from the concert division, international TV’s Lori York and motion picture production’s Dan Baime.

“Since the formation of our partnership, we have made significant and strategic changes that have elevated our business to the benefit of our partners, associates and clients,” the partners said in a statement. “The culture of professionalism, collegiality and teamwork that we enjoy at the agency will continue to grow with the addition of our new partners and all of us together.”

The agency announced the news on Monday in what its leaders described as a “beautiful, ritualistic ceremony.” Since buying out Rizvi, ICM Partners has trimmed its staff while also forming strategic alliances with two literary agencies and overhauled its digital division.