Phil de Picciotto
Founder and President, Octagon
Phil de Picciotto has been at the forefront of the sports, music and entertainment industry for over 30 years, during which time the company he co-founded has become a global leader in the areas of talent representation, property ownership, event management, and sports and entertainment marketing.
During de Picciotto’s distinguished career, he has built the brands and managed the careers of many of the world’s most recognizable and talented athletes and celebrities, ranging from Super Bowl champions to Olympic gold medalists to Royalty to network broadcasters. He has also served and continues to serve as a trusted advisor to governments, governing bodies and some of the world’s most recognized corporate brands. Through the decades, he has received numerous recognitions, including Advertising Age’s “The Marketing 100,” The Sporting News’“Top 100 Most Powerful People in Sports,” and Sports Business Journal’s “20 Most influentialSports Agents” and “Top 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business.”
de Picciotto graduated Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College in 1977, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981. While pursuing his law degree, he worked at Dell, Craighill, Fentress & Benton. In 1983, he co-founded Advantage International which was re-branded as Octagon in 1999.