THR's Power Business Managers 2012
Todd Gelfand runs the firm his father, Marshall, co-founded in 1967. Back in the 1970s and ’80s, the company was the “It” firm in music circles. These days, it has expanded from such rockers as Bob Dylan and Neil Diamond to A-list actors like Will Smith and sports superstars like Carmelo Anthony.
“We can facilitate all aspects of a client’s financial life, from managing a singer’s entire worldwide tour to negotiating a lease on the latest electric vehicle,” says Gelfand. The aggressive business manager is adventurous in his private life, too: A few years ago, he summited Mt. Kilimanjaro; now, he’s visiting every single Major League Baseball park with his youngest son — and he’s got 12 to go.