Phil de Picciotto

Founder and President

Phil de Picciotto, Founder and President of Octagon, has been at the forefront of the sports, music and entertainment industry for more than 35 years. He is responsible for the global operations of Octagon’s worldwide talent representation, property representation and ownership, event management, and financial wealth management businesses, and oversees Octagon’s client portfolio of more than 1,000 of the most high-profile and accomplished personalities in the world.  

de Picciotto has been instrumental in Octagon’s growth from start-up to the worldwide leader in sports and entertainment marketing, management, public relations, and advisory services for brands, governments, properties, and personalities. He has also been a leader in areas of societal progress, including the globalization of sports, the removal of tobacco sponsorship from professional tennis, and the creation with Amazon of the ground-breaking Thursday Night Football streaming package featuring the first-ever female announcing team of Emmy Award-winning sports commentators Andrea Kremer and Hannah Storm.

de Picciotto graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College, with a B.A in Anthropology. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1983, de Picciotto co-founded Advantage International, which was later re-branded Octagon. He is a Member of the District of Columbia Bar and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, and serves on the Executive Board and Board of Governors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the U.S. Board of Right To Play, the Board of Directors of the Economic Club of Washington, DC, and the Advisory Board of the Concussion Legacy Foundation.

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Phil
de Picciotto

Founder and President

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Wardle

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