Executive Vice President, Talent and The Collective, Wasserman Media Group
Lindsay Kagawa Colas joined Wasserman in 2009 and is currently Executive Vice President, Talent and The Collective. With a focus on representing cultural conversation influencers, Colas oversees the careers of many influential Olympic medalists, including WNBA players Diana Taurasi, Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird, Brittney Griner, and Maya Moore, swimmer Simone Manuel, beach volleyball player April Ross, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad and Paralympian, Scout Bassett (Track and Field). Colas is widely considered to be a pioneer in the representation space, having negotiated the first ever Inclusion Rider into an athlete contract and the first maternity protection language into a major shoe and apparel deal. She is the most dominant agent ever in the WNBA, representing five of the last six #1 overall draft picks, the starting five on the 2016 Olympic team, half the 2018 WNBA All-Star team and eight of the last nine WNBA MVPs.
Prior to Wasserman, Colas worked for BDA Sports Management, helping to manage premier NBA talent and founded both the Women's Elite Division and the agency's charitable giving arm, BDAgiving.
Colas received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Master of Arts in Sociology from Stanford where she was an All-District 8 performer and two-year captain of the women's volleyball team, which during her tenure, appeared in two National Championship matches and won an NCAA title in 1997. She was a Sports Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award winner in 2018 and lives in Portland, OR with her husband and four-year-old son.