Night Media, the management company that represents top YouTubers like MrBeast (51 million subscribers), ZHC (18.7M), FGTeeV (17.9M), Preston (15.7M), and Azzyland (13.3M), has brought in digital veteran Andrew Pelosi as a talent manager and its new head of business development.
Pelosi got his start in digital at Maker Studios in 2010. He was one of the multichannel network’s first 30 employees, and its first director of sales; he went on to serve as its VP of agency strategy and development through 2017. He’s also held executive roles at branded content company Influential–where he led their partnership with William Morris Endeavor–and esports marketing agency Ader.
In his new position at Night, Pelosi will focus on helping creators grow their businesses and build new entrepreneurial ventures (like, for example, the recently debuted MrBeast Burger, a virtual, delivery-only fast food brand being served out of more than 300 restaurants around the U.S.).
“Night Media and their talent continue to innovate and disrupt the space, putting creators and fans at the forefront of all that they do,” Pelosi said in a statement. “I am pleased to be joining an outstanding group of executives on the cutting edge of talent management and brand incubation, and look forward to working with them to grow the business and help creators tap new market opportunities.”
Night Media founder and CEO Reed Duchscher added, “As we continue to work towards building a next-gen talent management company, it becomes incredibly important to find people who understand what creators need and share in our vision. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Andrew to the team.”
Night Media was founded in 2015, and operates out of offices in Dallas and Los Angeles.