TXG IS THE PREEMINENT 360 TALENT MANAGEMENT AND MEDIA COMPANY FOR THE MODERN DIGITAL ERA. WE BUILD BUSINESSES AROUND OUR CLIENTS.

TXG is a joint venture between TalentX Entertainment and ReKTGlobal. TXG, a talent management company specifically built for gaming, esports athletes, streamers, and YouTube Creators. TXG combines the “creator first” talent development and social media monetization prowess of TalentX — a company that took the influencer management industry by storm by growing a roster of the top one percent of TikTokkers in just six months — with ReKTGlobal’s position as a global esports leader that bridges the gap between the soon-to-be $3-billion esports industry and the worlds of music, entertainment and traditional sports. With an ownership team that includes musical artists Steve Aoki, Imagine Dragons and Nicky Romero, and pro athletes Rudy Gobert, Landon Collins and Taylor Fritz, ReKTGlobal is parent company to the championship-winning esports powerhouse Team Rogue, and a groundbreaker in esports, content creation and marketing.

Founders

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Tal fishman

FOUNDER

As the co-founder of TalentX Entertainment and TXG, Jason Wilhelm was originally headed for law school and a career in the FBI and eventually, politics. However, his love of gaming and his keen business skills led him into the world of entertainment, Esports, and helping launch one of the fastest-growing talent management firms in the country. 

 

Wilhelm launched a successful YouTube channel in 2011, uploading Call of Duty gaming content as a hobby. At the same time, he worked several part time jobs – one of which involved buying and selling collectibles at Comic Cons. From that job, Wilhelm learned that he loved the art of sales and negotiation.

 

In 2014, Wilhelm combined his love of gaming and business when he helped SoaR gaming launch their first Esports team. Under his leadership, the team grew to over 10 million followers across networks, with Wilhelm negotiating backing from several large sponsors. Three years later, Wilhelm was chosen to help the Sacramento Kings launch their Esports organization, Kings Guard Gaming. Upon leaving the Sacramento Kings, Wilhelm moved to Los Angeles to manage a group of creators that had over 20 million followers on YouTube. In less than six months, Wilhelm had negotiated over $2.5 million in deals for his clients. 

 

Late 2018 saw Wilhelm taking the helm at the gaming department for global media company Studio 71. His time there gave him valuable insight into the corporate perspective, but he missed his connection to the creator side of the equation and longed to expand beyond gaming. During this time, Wilhelm met Tal Fishman, a top YouTube comedy content creator with whom he kicked off the Podcap podcast (in partnership with Studio 71). 

 

With Fishman, Wilhelm launched Collective Entertainment, LLC, a full-service management company and talent incubator. In just one year, the pair executed over $3 million in deals and partnerships for their talent. In late 2019, Wilhelm and Fishman expanded the Collective Entertainment vision into TalentX Entertainment – a gaming, touring, and merchandising company with the motto “Creator first.” 

 

Through TalentX, Wilhelm is realizing his vision of a talent management firm that’s not only designed for creators; it’s one that’s led by creators.

 

 Now he is currently serving as the Co-Founder/Chief Strategy Officer for TalentX Entertainment and the Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer of TXG.

Amish

Amish shah

FOUNDER

Amish rose to prominence as managing partner of SierraMaya360, which became 2015’s Top Tech, Sports Media and Entertainment VC firm under his watch. His foresight to invest in both The Drone Racing League and Gameco put him in a unique position to bring his expertise to the thriving esports business. In addition to helping lead ReKT, Amish frequently appears on CNBC, FOX Business, Sirius Radio, and other outlets to provide insight on the convergence of sports and esports, and offer thoughtful commentary on trending tech news and IPOs.

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Jason Wilhelm​

CEO

As the co-founder of TalentX Entertainment and TXG, Jason Wilhelm was originally headed for law school and a career in the FBI and eventually, politics. However, his love of gaming and his keen business skills led him into the world of entertainment, Esports, and helping launch one of the fastest-growing talent management firms in the country. 

 

Wilhelm launched a successful YouTube channel in 2011, uploading Call of Duty gaming content as a hobby. At the same time, he worked several part time jobs – one of which involved buying and selling collectibles at Comic Cons. From that job, Wilhelm learned that he loved the art of sales and negotiation.

 

In 2014, Wilhelm combined his love of gaming and business when he helped SoaR gaming launch their first Esports team. Under his leadership, the team grew to over 10 million followers across networks, with Wilhelm negotiating backing from several large sponsors. Three years later, Wilhelm was chosen to help the Sacramento Kings launch their Esports organization, Kings Guard Gaming. Upon leaving the Sacramento Kings, Wilhelm moved to Los Angeles to manage a group of creators that had over 20 million followers on YouTube. In less than six months, Wilhelm had negotiated over $2.5 million in deals for his clients. 

 

Late 2018 saw Wilhelm taking the helm at the gaming department for global media company Studio 71. His time there gave him valuable insight into the corporate perspective, but he missed his connection to the creator side of the equation and longed to expand beyond gaming. During this time, Wilhelm met Tal Fishman, a top YouTube comedy content creator with whom he kicked off the Podcap podcast (in partnership with Studio 71). 

 

With Fishman, Wilhelm launched Collective Entertainment, LLC, a full-service management company and talent incubator. In just one year, the pair executed over $3 million in deals and partnerships for their talent. In late 2019, Wilhelm and Fishman expanded the Collective Entertainment vision into TalentX Entertainment – a gaming, touring, and merchandising company with the motto “Creator first.” 

 

Through TalentX, Wilhelm is realizing his vision of a talent management firm that’s not only designed for creators; it’s one that’s led by creators.

 

 Now he is currently serving as the Co-Founder/Chief Strategy Officer for TalentX Entertainment and the Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer of TXG.

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Warren LENTZ

FOUNDER​

Warren Lentz brings a wealth of talent management and brand experience to his role as Chief Executive Officer of TalentX Entertainment. A former digital media executive at Fullscreen Media as well as a producer at Yahoo Studios, Lentz spent years on both the brand and creator sides to develop talent, secure endorsement opportunities, and develop original programming. 

 

Lentz kicked off his career in the entertainment industry by studying film, television, and business at Northwestern University. He went on to spend a few years in the TV department and the Agent Trainee Program at William Morris Endeavor. 

 

At Yahoo Studios, Lentz oversaw talent and produced digital content, producing the company’s live-stream coverage of high-profile events such as the Oscars, Emmys, and the Grammys. His deep passion for helping creators evolve and grow their careers led him to Fullscreen Media, where he ran the firm’s talent relations for the AT&T Hello Lab Inclusive Mentorship Program – a youth marketing initiative. 

 

In early 2018, Lentz helped partner AT&T with David Dobrik and his Vlog Squad (and assorted other YouTubers) for a “Super Saturday Night” event with Jennifer Lopez the night before the Super Bowl. Later that year, Lentz’s move to the head of Fullscreen’s talent partnerships division saw him sourcing brand deals and endorsement opportunities for thousands YouTube channels. During his time with the firm, he hired over 250 influencers, generating nearly $11 million dollars in money to talent. 

 

Lentz’s move to TalentX was born out of his passion for bringing together both the creator and the brand sides of the equation. A former Vine addict, his curiosity was sparked when he first discovered TikTok – a platform that Lentz sees as the next incubator for digital talent.

 

“I feel like the digital industry is expanding at a faster rate than the amount of smart and strategic individuals who are available to service them,” Lentz says. “I’m beyond excited to partner with Tal and Jason to help spearhead and grow a company that is committed to both helping creators grow their careers and assisting brands in navigating the influencer world.”

Dave

DAVE BIALEK

FOUNDER​

Dave received the prestigious Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award for launching two of the most impactful advertising platforms in sports. First, he and his sales team created the iconic Allstate Field Goal Net program in NCAA Football, and for the encore, he elevated the State Farm brand by negotiating to attach the insurance company’s logo on the most impactful signage in all of sports, the NCAA and NBA basketball stanchions. Today, Dave brings his 25 plus years of experience in the sports marketing and media worlds to ReKTGlobal, where he aims to take esports mainstream.