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Super Agent Joel Segal, Lagardère Sports Reach Long Term Deal

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Lagardère Sports announced it has reached a new, long-term agreement with leading NFL agent and President of Football Joel Segal that includes an expanded role at the global sports agency. Segal will now serve as the agency’s President of Team Sports and will lead all team sports practices in the U.S., including the hugely successful football business he has built over the last 25 years.

Segal will continue as President of Lagardère Sports’ football division, leading a team comprised of agents and partners Chafie Fields and Greg Barnett, and executives Geoff Garmhausen and Aileen Gingold. As part of his new role, Lagardère Sports’ baseball division, led by Ryan Ware and Mike Seal, will be folded into the new team sports division being overseen by Segal. Additionally, Segal will lead the agency’s development and investment efforts as it strategically builds additional team sports, talent marketing, broadcasting, and coaching practices within Lagardère Sports’ talent representation portfolio.

Segal, who joined Lagardère Sports in 2010, has 25 years’ experience as an NFL agent and in that time has built one of the biggest practices in the sport.  Under his leadership, the Lagardère Sports football division represents approximately 70 NFL players including 38 first-round picks since 2001 and 25 Pro Bowlers.  The roster of clients is highlighted by some of the best current and former players in the game including Khalil Mack, Patrick Peterson, Amari Cooper, Justin Houston, Reggie Bush, and Randy Moss.

Segal has recently negotiated some of the largest contracts in league history for his clients at their respective positions, including Justin Houston, Patrick Peterson, Mike Pouncey, and Maurkice Pouncey.

After the announcement has been made, Andrew N. Pierce, Lagardère Sports President & CEO, Americas; President, Golf & Consulting went on record to say the following in regards to Mr. Segal.

In a business built on relationships and trust, Joel is one of the most genuine and caring individuals I’ve ever worked with in my career. When we set out to build our business we dedicated ourselves to putting people first. From his relationships with clients and our staff, Joel perfectly embodies that quality and we couldn’t be more pleased that he will be an even bigger part of our family going forward.

This year’s highlights for Lagardère Sports’ football division include five first-round picks in the 2016 NFL Draft (DeForest Buckner #7, Eli Apple #10, Vernon Hargreaves III #11, Karl Joseph #14, Josh Doctson #22) – the most picks in the opening round of the draft in the divisions history.