Ari Greenburg Named President of WME
"Over the past few years, Ari has taken on a host of new responsibilities and played an integral role in shaping the vision for the future of the agency," said Endeavor president Mark Shapiro.
Veteran agent Ari Greenburg has been named president of WME, the talent agency that is part of Endeavor's portfolio. He will oversee its daily operations across its offices in Beverly Hills, New York, Nashville, London and Sydney.
Greenburg was one of the first employees of the original Endeavor talent agency in 1995, moving from trainee to agent and, seven years later, the first homegrown partner at the firm. He was part of Endeavor's executive committee that led the agency's physical expansion, culminating in its 2009 merger with the William Morris Agency to form WME.
As a television packaging agent over the past 20 years, Greenburg is responsible for many of WME's biggest packages, including This Is Us, Westworld, Sharp Objects, Jack Ryan, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Riverdale, as well as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Bob's Burgers, The O.C., Supernatural, Arrow and The Flash.
Clients for whom he has orchestrated massive deals include Amblin Partners; Greg Berlanti; Dan Fogelman; Michael Green; Carlton Cuse; Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis; Brian Koppelman and David Levien; Shawn Levy; Rob McElhenney; Marti Noxon; Anthony and Joe Russo; and Josh Singer.
"Over the past few years, Ari has taken on a host of new responsibilities and played an integral role in shaping the vision for the future of the agency," Endeavor president Mark Shapiro wrote in an internal memo to the company. "He is a dealmaker without peer, cares deeply about his colleagues and knows the industry inside and out. … As we move into this next chapter, Ari is uniquely positioned to bring WME to new heights. He comes from television, but his curiosity and commitment to our leading role in the entertainment industry are extraordinary."