The TOMMY Group
Keyshawn Johnson, Alex Holmes and John Terzian, "along with prominent businessmen and USC fans"David Stromberg, Avi Chesed and Mike Hahn, have teamed up to launch the group, which they say will "bring large-brand opportunities to the table" to strike NIL deals for USC athletes (L.A. TIMES, 2/15).
Avi Chesed, an investor and entrepreneur with an aptitude for building and structuring brands, is a lifelong technologist, philanthropist, and mentor. He has founded and operated companies since graduating from the USC Marshall School of Business in 2003. Avi's thorough and professional focus has yielded substantial returns across multiple industries, recently in technology-focused startups. Avi has been a member of over a dozen boards and sits on five. Growing up in South Africa and later becoming a commander in the Israeli Defense Force, he and his wife Natalie now reside in Calabasas, California, with their three children.
Mike Hahn is co-founder and partner at Ten Oaks Group, a leading family office focused on acquiring and scaling non-core subsidiaries of large corporate entities. Ten Oaks has completed over 25 transactions to date and currently has 15 businesses with revenues exceeding $750M and operations in over 15 countries. A lifelong USC fan, Mike grew up in Southern California and worked for many years at Papadakis Taverna, where he was entrenched in the USC community and spirit. He received his undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University and his MBA from Columbia Business School.
An arbiter of taste and champion of flawless service, John Terzian is the Co-Founder and Co-President of Los Angeles-based hospitality and lifestyle marketing firm, The h.wood Group. With an iconic portfolio of luxury nightlife and restaurant venues ranging from Delilah and The Nice Guy to Bootsy Bellows and Harriet's Rooftop, Terzian is responsible for each project's creative development and concept design, as well as strategic partnerships. A Los Angeles native who draws a direct correlation between his continued success and his experience as a former Trojan football walk-on, Terzian has built a career of almost twenty years cemented in fostering a deep network of close-knit industry relationships and the ability to anticipate the needs and wants of an elite clientele.
David Stromberg is an acclaimed entrepreneur, investor, entertainment strategist and diehard USC fan. Long-time manager to global icon Travis Scott, David is a partner in Scott's world-renowned Cactus Jack brand. His company Unmanageable also represents a diverse array of industry-leading digital influencers and contemporary artists. In addition, he brings a wealth of experience in marketing, branding and strategy to the Tommy Group.
Alex Holmes is a successful entrepreneur and venture capitalist with a background in social media strategy. He co-founded Wild Hair Media in 2011, a digital media company that provided unique social media monetization strategies for its celebrity and athlete clients. He was an early investor in various startup companies, including HyperIce, Ring, and EDO. In addition, he has entered into several successful commercial real estate ventures. In 2013, he became self-taught in crypto-currency and Bitcoin mining and is currently serving as an investor and advisor for OpenNode, a Fidelity-backed Bitcoin payment processor. He is a former USC football player and an alumnus of the renowned Harvard Westlake School. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his wife Lesley and two young children, Seraphina and Alexander. In his spare time, Alex works closely with the TSC Alliance to raise awareness and fund research for a cure for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), a rare genetic condition his daughter Seraphina was diagnosed with before birth.
Keyshawn Johnson is a former NFL football player who dominated the field during his professional and collegiate career at the University of Southern California (USC), earning accolades such as two-time first-team All-American, two-time All-Pac 10 Selection, and Rose Bowl and Cotton Bowl MVP. As a result, he was a highly sought-after prospect and was selected as the first pick in the 1996 draft by the New York Jets. He went on to play for 11 years, showcasing his elite skills and work ethic on the field. He was a three-time Pro Bowler and 1998 Pro Bowl MVP, named to the NFL All-Pro team in 1998, and was a key member of the Buccaneers team that won Super Bowl XXXVII, solidifying his legacy as one of the all-time greats. He is now a sports analyst and commentator for ESPN, providing expert insights and analysis of the game. His knowledge and experience in both sports and business management make him an invaluable asset to The TOMMY Group. He is a force to be reckoned with, both on and off the field. Off the field, Johnson is a successful entrepreneur. Married to Jennifer, he has 2 sons and 2 daughters.
Valerie Vogt is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience in the sports and entertainment industry. She has served as chief of staff to some of the most renowned names in the industry, including Serena Williams, COMMON, and Shaun White. Valerie has built a successful career, mastering diverse skills in project & relationship management, fundraising, marketing, event coordination, and PR. In 2015, she founded her own event planning agency, The VLV Group, where top-tier publications have acknowledged her expertise. In addition, Valerie is driven by her passion for bringing people and ideas together. Valerie's wealth of experience, commitment to excellence, and passion for her community make her a valuable asset to The TOMMY Group.
Hunter Reinhart joined The Tommy Group as a Vice President of Development. He's an entrepreneur in the sports and fintech space. Hunter worked at DraftKings launching their newest product, Reignmakers, an NFT based fantasy football product licensed by the NFLPA. He was one of the Operations and Strategy leads growing the platform to over 40,000 paid users with $35M in primary sales in Reignmaker's first season.