Chris Silbermann
Courtesy of ICM Partners
United States
2020

ICM Partners

Chris
Silbermann

CEO

Silbermann came into 2020 just having sold a minority stake in ICM to Crestview Partners to fund strategic acquisitions, which proved to be fortuitous when the pandemic hit, giving the agency extra economic firepower to weather the shutdown. It acquired a pair of London-based agencies, music-focused Primary Talent (adding 900 artists) and sports-centric Stellar Group (adding 800 athletes), while taking a minority stake in Swedish lit agency Albatros. ICM was also able to recruit veteran reality and talent agents from CAA, WME and APA. Nonetheless, it was forced to cut or furlough as many as 15 employees in September. Under Silbermann’s leadership, the agency responded to the death of George Floyd with peaceful rallies and marches in support of Black Lives Matter and the Black LGBTQ+ community.

Career

  • ICM Partners

Education

  • University of California–Berkeley (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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ICM Partners' Hannah Linkenhoker, Chris Silbermann Launch Political Consulting Firm Vivify

ICM Partners' Hannah Linkenhoker, Chris Silbermann Launch Political Consulting Firm Vivify

ICM Partners' Hannah Linkenhoker and Chris Silbermann have partnered to create a new political consulting firm called Vivify.After working together for years supporting progressive candidates and causes, Linkenhoker and Silbermann are launching a consultancy designed to promote activism through public policy and legislative initiatives. Vivify will work with clients who want to be more involved in civic engagement and activism. Linkenhoker had been head of the ICM Politics unit since 2017. With the launch of Vivify, Linkenhoker will shift to...

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