October 20, 2016 8:37 PM ET


Company Overview of Octagon, Inc.

Company Overview

Octagon, Inc. operates as a sports, entertainment, lifestyle marketing, talent representation, and public relations agency for brands and celebrities. It offers services in the areas of merchandise, mindset and culture, sponsorship consulting, content and creative, digital and social media, event management, experiential activation, insights, and measurement. Octagon, Inc. was formerly known as Octagon Marketing And Athlete Representation, Inc. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in Norwalk, Connecticut. It has locations in Arkansas; Arizona; California; Connecticut; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Massachusetts; Maine; Michigan; Minnesota; North Carolina; New York; Texas; Virginia; Can...

800 Connecticut Avenue

2nd Floor

Norwalk, CT 06854

United States

Founded in 1983





Key Executives for Octagon, Inc.

Director of Operations
Chief Executive Officer of Octagon Worldwide and President of Octagon Worldwide
President of Octagon Worldwide
President of Marketing International and Marketing Professional
President of Octagon Spain
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Octagon, Inc. Key Developments

Octagon Marketing North America Announces Several Promotions

Octagon announced several promotions across the Marketing North America leadership. Tuck Burch and Ian Hall have been promoted to Senior Vice President, along with Marianne Rotole and Michael Ryan elevated to Vice President. Tuck Burch, Senior Vice President, is a 12-year Octagon veteran with experience across numerous consumer engagement properties creating, developing and executing multi-channel marketing platforms that deliver tangible brand and business results for agency clients. Tuck has worked with a variety of Octagon clients, including BMW and Bank of America. Tuck currently leads the agency’s efforts on behalf of Bank of America, helping to leverage the brand’s sports and entertainment portfolio. Tuck is based in Baltimore, MD. Ian Hall, Senior Vice President, currently oversees U.S. Sponsorship and Partnership marketing strategy and activation on behalf of Octagon client MasterCard. The 10-year Octagon vet leads clients and agency partners to develop marketing programs tied to various passion points leveraging MasterCard’s sponsorships of the PGA TOUR, The Grammys, Major League Baseball and other properties. Prior to supporting MasterCard, Ian worked on behalf of Octagon client Sprint, managing the brand’s NFL and NBA partnerships. Marianne Rotole and Michael Ryan have both been promoted to Vice President. Marianne Rotole manages Octagon’s relationship with client Taco Bell across a number of sports and lifestyle marketing platforms including NBA, MLB, college football and gaming. Rotole also oversees work on behalf of Kaiser Permanente and their NBA partnership. The 20-year industry veteran is based in Octagon’s Los Angeles offices. Michael Ryan is one of Octagon’s resident golf experts, managing programming on behalf of MasterCard including the client’s partnerships with the PGA, Arnold Palmer Invitational, and golfers Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter, Brandt Snedeker and Tom Watson. Ryan has been with Octagon for 13 years and is based in the Norwalk, CT headquarters.

Octagon, Inc. Announces Executive Promotions

Octagon announced promotion of several individuals in the Corporate Consulting and Events & Hospitality divisions. Bo Heiner, Senior Vice President - Bo oversees The Home Depot, Equifax, Talen Energy and Sony Action Cam accounts for Octagon, including The Home Depot's iconic partnership with ESPN College GameDay; Matt Murphy, Vice President - Matt's eleven -year Octagon career has been built on sponsorship consulting, activation and mobile tour management; Erick Teach, Vice President - Erick has worked at Octagon for more than eleven years, managing client business for Nextel, The Home Depot, Boost Mobile and now Sprint. Based in Atlanta, Teach currently oversees local and regional sponsorships as well as soccer sponsorships on behalf of client Sprint; Tiffany Grame, Group Director - Tiffany leads Hospitality strategy and execution efforts for Octagon clients including AB In Bev, Delta and MasterCard. Tiffany has worked at Octagon for six years, dedicating her time to client programs including the Ace Championship, hospitality services for the CA Championship, Bridgestone Invitational, Accenture Match play and HSBC Championships; Jared Kirschner, Group Director - On behalf of Octagon client The Home Depot, Jared oversees the sports marketing and activation strategy for all partnerships, grand openings and in-store events. Based in Atlanta, Kirschner also directly manages relationships with the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Falcons, and the College Football Hall of Fame; and Lindsay Wynalek, Group Director - On behalf of Octagon client Harman/JBL, Lindsay leads all aspects of the brand's NBA partnership including: content, research, hospitality, player and team relationships. Earlier this year, Lindsay led a product integration effort during the JBL Entertainment Series at the NBA All Star Game and recently executed a branded content series featuring off-the-court stories of 2015 NBA draftees on Harman's digital channels.

Octagon Appoints Kyell Thomas as New Head of the Entertainment Talent Management Division

Octagon announced the appointment of Kyell Thomas as the new head of the agency’s Entertainment Talent Management division. Thomas will be assuming the responsibilities of running the division and management of its entertainment clients. Octagon recently began a restructuring of its Entertainment Talent Management group which includes the departure of John Ferriter. Thomas came to Octagon from William Morris five years ago with the formation of the division in February of 2010.

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