Sam Gores
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Chairman / CEO

Gores founded entertainment talent agency Paradigm in 1992 and now oversees the company’s offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Monterey, Nashville, Austin, New York, Toronto and London. 
Over the years, he has consistently sought out new business models and opportunities and has grown his company by wisely acquiring niche agencies and diversifying Paradigm’s client base. In 2014, he acquired a 50 percent stake in the London-based CODA Music Agency, at the time called a global alliance. Gores further expanded the firm’s European reach by partnering with X-ray Touring and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa in April 2017. Paradigm first became a player in the music industry by purchasing Monterey Peninsula Artists (Dave Matthews Band, Phish) in 2004 and Little Big Man (Coldplay, The Fray) in 2006. 



  • Paradigm
  • Gage Group
  • SGA Representation


  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts (USA)

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Brad Turell to Leave Paradigm to Start Media Consulting Company

Brad Turell to Leave Paradigm to Start Media Consulting Company

Paradigm's longtime public relations chief Brad Turell is leaving his post to form a media consulting company.He will leave his role as Paradigm’s executive vice president of corporate communications and launch a media consulting company effective Sept. 1.Turell has worked at Paradigm since 2007. He had spent 12 years in corporate communications for Time Warner’s the WB Network and Turner Broadcasting Company before joining the talent agency, headed by Sam Gores.Gores said in a statement, "We thank Brad for the contribution...


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