Gelvan will report to Kyell Thomas, Managing Director, Octagon Entertainment.
Gelvan brings nearly two decades of experience in talent management, content development, and production, managing a signature collection of top-tier clients including five-time Emmy award-winning director Rory Karpf, Emmy and Peabody award-winning director Cynthia Hill, Tribeca Film Festival-winning and Emmy nominated director Dyana Winkler, SXSW winning director and writer Ben Nabors, and a host of other prominent producers and directors.
“Over the past five years we have significantly grown the client roster and capabilities of Octagon’s entertainment division, furthering our position as one of the industry leaders in talent representation and content development across Hollywood,” said Thomas. “Adam and I have known each other for over 15 years, and getting the chance to work together again is a long time coming. He is a proven leader, with excellent relationships and an expansive client list that will continue to strengthen our company and the best-in-class work we do on behalf of our clients. We’re thrilled to welcome Adam to the team.”
“I’ve known Kyell well for many years, as both colleague and friendly competitor,” said Gelvan. “It’s impossible not to be impressed by the business he and the team at Octagon have built. When the opportunity to join Octagon presented itself, I jumped at it.”
Gelvan joins Octagon from Rain Management Group, where he oversaw their non-scripted and documentary efforts. In that role, he represented a diverse roster of producers, filmmakers and talent, working on a many high-profile projects, including HBO Max’s “What Happened to Brittany Murphy,” hit Hulu/YouTube series “Exposure,” Netflix’s upcoming “Woodstock 99” documentary series, and many more.
Gelvan started his career at the William Morris Agency where he worked as a television packaging agent for over 10 years within their non-scripted television division.
Previously, Gelvan was also the General Manager for Whalerock Industries. During his time at Whalerock, Gelvan was focused on the development of 360, digital first business for world-class talent, brands and IP Holders.
Throughout his career, Gelvan has worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars, including the Kardashians, Howard Stern, Kevin Smith, Perry Farrell, Tyler the Creator, and Zendaya.
Octagon has been a leader in talent representation, content production, development, and management for over 40 years. The sports and entertainment company represents an impressive roster of the top entertainers, directors, producers, and in 2021 was nominated for a sports Emmy for their work on HBO’s “The Weight of Gold.” All of this is in addition to Octagon’s global athlete representation practice with a roster of more than 1000 of the biggest names in sports.
Octagon is the preeminent integrated marketing and talent management agency in global sports and entertainment. The agency creates distinctive marketing campaigns for some of the largest brands and Fortune 500 companies across the globe and represents more than 1000 of the most prominent and influential athletes, talent, and properties in the world.
With more than 1,000 employees worldwide, based in 50 offices, in 20 countries, Octagon is positioned in virtually all areas of sports and entertainment.