Rob Walker has joined United Talent Agency’s New York office.
The manager and entrepreneur will take up a new role as an agent, focusing on creating new opportunities for UTA artists, including establishing new partnerships across all areas of entertainment and building new businesses around clients.
Walker has managed The Neptunes, co-founded label Star Trak and is co-owner of Billionaire Boys Club Ice Cream clothing line.
His association with The Neptunes – the production duo comprising Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo – spans almost 20 years. Walker set the pair up with Sean Combs and later the trio formed Star Track records, which later became part of Interscope, which led him to work on Snoop Dogg’s 2004 track Drop It Like It’s Hot.
UTA represents acts including Mariah Carey, DJ Khaled, Guns ‘N Roses, Muse, Toby Keith and David Gilmour and Christine & the Queens. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, it also has offices in New York, Nashville, Toronto, Miami, London and Malmo.
Commenting on his new role, Walker said: “I’m excited to come here and expand on UTA’s strength helping clients reach deeper into other entertainment and business opportunities so artists can build it, scale it, monetize it and push culture.”
UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer added: “Rob is an established voice in the intersection of music, culture and brands, and his expertise and skill set will enhance our ability to create and seize new opportunities for artists.”