ATLANTA, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric Republic, an entertainment and management company formed in 2008, announced Tuesday they are launching their sports management division, Electric Republic Sports. The newly added division will be led by entertainment entrepreneur Jacob York and sports management veteran Walden Davis. Electric Republic Sports also announced they have partnered with 5th Down Management to co-manage their first client, former Ohio State running back and newly signed Dallas Cowboy Ezekiel Elliott.
"Sports, like music and talent management, is a passion for me," said Jacob York, founder and president of Electric Republic. "I am very excited about providing full-service sports management for top-tier athletes. On this venture, my business partner Walden Davis and I will create an array of branding opportunities for our athletes."
Electric Republic Sports and 5th Down Management have combined resources to provide the ultimate experience for their newly signed athlete. "Both companies have partnered together to provide Ezekiel Elliott with state-of-the-art client service, creativity, unmatched resources and relationships within entertainment, sports, and pop culture industries," said Davis. Stacy Elliott of 5th Down Management comments, "Electric Republic Sports global reach and experience in the entertainment industry make them ideal partners as we hit the ground running to introduce the Ezekiel Elliott brand."
The Dallas Cowboys selected Elliott at No. 4 in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. There have only been six running backs since 2006 to be drafted in the top 10. Elliott is the first running back picked in the top five since Trent Richardson went No. 3 overall in 2012.
About Electric Republic
Founded in 2008 by entertainment executive Jacob York, Electric Republic is an independently-owned media company that develops and markets talent, film, television, and digital assets which speak to today's popular culture. Clients include actress Karrueche Tran and actress Lalanya Masters. Films executive produced by Electric Republic include Brotherly Love in 2015 and The Perfect Match in 2016.
About Walden Davis of Electric Republic Sports
Walden Davis brings years of experience to the sports management industry. In 2003, Davis signed the number ten pick for the Washington Wizards, Jarvis Hayes. In 2005, Davis signed pro-bowler Marcus McNeil and Adam 'Pacman' Jones in 2006.
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SOURCE Electric Republic