|Bryan Brothers Management Team|
With a collective 80 years of experience, we've spent our careers earning the trust and respect of the game's top professional players. Because we know the game - its history, its milestones and its essence - we have always been poised to create and cultivate long-lasting and highly successful client relationships. We represent some of the best young talent in the game, including five-time Grand Slam Champion Justine Henin, Silver Medalist Mardy Fish,
|Anna Chakvetadze, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Igor Andreev, American standouts Sam Querrey and John Isner and the ATP World Tour No. 1 ranked doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan. Overall, BEST Tennis is unmatched in player talent representation, management and marketing.|
President, BEST Tennis
John Tobias is regarded as one of the top young executives in the professional sports marketing industry. In 2005, Tobias was named by Sports Illustrated as one of the top 30 sports industry executives under the age of 30. He has also been recognized by the Sports Business Journal as one to the top "up and coming" leaders in professional sports.
|Tobias' seven years of experience in sports marketing began with Pro Serv and industry legend Donald Dell. Over the course of several acquisitions, Pro Serv became SFX and now BEST (Blue Entertainment Sports Television) where Tobias quickly rose up the corporate hierarchy. In 2006, Blue Equity, LLC, purchased the SFX Tennis representation practice from Clear Channel Entertainment and is when Tobias became an equity share holder. Tobias served as Vice President from 2007-2009 at BEST Tennis, and in March of 2009 was promoted to President.
Tobias has personally represented the likes of top tennis stars Mardy Fish, Mike & Bob Bryan, Sam Querrey, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki and Anna Chakvetadze. He has also spent several years playing a key assisting role on the all-encompassing Andy Roddick account and in 2005 began working with 5-time Grand Slam Champion Justine Henin. During the course of his successful career at Pro Serv, SFX Tennis and now BEST, Tobias has negotiated hundreds of contracts for clients on both the ATP and WTA tours.
Tobias holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of California at San Diego where he currently serves on the athlete alumni council. While at UCSD, he was a member of the men's basketball team and earned recognition among the University's top student athletes. In addition, Tobias was named to the UCSD Dean's list on multiple occasions. He is currently a registered athlete agent/representative in multiple states around the nation, and is also a registered NFLPA Contract Advisor and works closely with BEST Football President Joel Segal on a variety of projects.
Vice President, BEST Tennis
Sam Duvall currently serves as Vice President for BEST Tennis. He is responsible for recruiting, contract negotiations, and marketing for the BEST Tennis division.
Duvall began his career in 2005 as an intern at SFX and has quickly risen to his current position. He works in the Washington D.C. office with mentor and BEST Group President Donald Dell. Duvall has signed and personally manages 12 ATP and WTA players, including rising stars John Isner , Denis Kudla , Melanie Oudin and Eugenie Bouchard. Duvall also
|works closely with BEST Tennis President John Tobias on the accounts of Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka and Sam Querrey.
Duvall holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Bates College and a minor in Economics. Duvall was a 2-year captain on the nationally-ranked men's tennis team.
Group President, Television, Tennis & Events
No history of professional sports could be complete without a chapter devoted to the
|contributions of ProServ Founder and Chairman, and Group President of Blue Entertainment Sports Television, Donald L. Dell. In fact, the history of tennis, particularly the sport's Open era, might as well be a chronology of Dell's career in sports marketing and management, and television.
In 1968 and 1969, Dell had just captained the United States Davis Cup team to its second consecutive World Championship. The team's players, however, faced an uncertain future as tennis was turning into a professional sport -- the beginning of "Open Tennis". Two players who would dominate the game for much of the next decade, Arthur Ashe and Stan Smith, turned to Dell, an accomplished Washington D.C. attorney, asking him to further their opportunities in the sports marketplace and represent them in their future professional careers.
At the time, Dell had become fascinated with the growth potential of sports, and recognized athletes' need for sound career management. He also anticipated the need of major corporations for assistance in developing effective sports marketing programs. Soon thereafter Dell founded ProServ, which quickly assumed a leadership role in the sports marketing industry. ProServ's success led to its being acquired in 1999 by SFX as an integral part of the SFX Sports Group which was recently acquired in 2006 by Blue Equity, Inc., and is now known as BEST, Blue Entertainment Sports Television.
Over the course of his career, Dell has developed some of the most significant and longest-lived partnerships between sponsors and sports properties. He has negotiated nearly one billion dollars in sponsorships and endorsements throughout his illustrious career, including the 2001 FedEx Naming Rights deal with the Washington Redskins ("FedEx Field"), over $205 million, the largest in NFL history. He currently oversees and distributes many of SFX and SFX Television's properties including the French Open, The U.S. Open, the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, the Boston Marathon and 20 ATP tennis telecasts on Fox Sports Net.
Dell also served as a trial lawyer with Hogan & Hartson and as a political aide to Robert F. Kennedy. He attended Yale University, the University of Virginia Law School and received an Honorary Doctorate from St. John's University.
In 1989, Dell published Minding Other People's Business, a book chronicling many of his experiences and lessons learned from his career working for and with clients. Dell currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and as an adjunct professor in Sports Law at the University of Virginia School of Law.