Darnell Strom

Darnell Strom is a Partner and Head of the Culture & Commerce Division at premiere talent and entertainment company, UTA. Strom represents the most culturally influential talent, brands, and organizations across entertainment, media, sports, fashion, art, entrepreneurship, politics, and thought leadership. He works with pioneers whose creative visions shape culture and recalibrate the ways we see the world. Strom works to expand his clients’ platforms across content, brand partnerships, technology, ventures, consumer products, and live events/experiences.

Prior to UTA, Darnell Strom was an Agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). At CAA, Strom developed relationships with clients and helped build their strategy for developing a vibrant platform across speaking, books, television, motion picture, technology, podcasts and digital. Strom’s clients included Dwyane Wade, Will Smith, Katy Perry, Trevor Noah, Vice President Joe Biden, and Gayle King. Strom also advised top global brands like Google, Nike, Salesforce, and Target on talent partnerships and marketing campaigns. Prior to this, Strom served as a strategic advisor to actors, writers, directors, music artists, athletes, executives and corporations on their philanthropic and pro-social initiatives at the CAA Foundation.

Strom is currently an Independent Director on the board of Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN). Strom also serves on the Advisory Board of the Venture Capital firm Nordstar, and as a Trustee for the Center for Early Education in Los Angeles. He has previously been a member of President Obama’s White House Entertainment Council, GQ Magazine’s Gentlemen’s Fund Advisory Committee, and the Paley Center’s Media Council.