August 16, 2016 – Atlanta, GA – CSE Talent announced today that it has launched a new NFL player representation division, CSE Football, led by NFLPA-certified contract advisor Jason Katz.
Katz and CSE Football will be headquartered in Miami, FL.
“It has long been a goal of ours to establish a representation venture in the world of professional football and we are incredibly excited to add Jason to our dynamic team at CSE Talent,” said Lonnie Cooper, Chief Executive Officer of Cooper Holdings. “Jason has represented All-Pro caliber NFL players and brings to CSE Talent a wealth of skills, knowledge and relationships in the industry. CSE Football, under the leadership of Jason, will make an immediate impact in the business of representing NFL players. He is the right person to spearhead this new endeavor and we believe that we have the groups in place at Cooper Holdings to give him all the resources he needs to succeed.”
“I’m incredibly appreciative of the opportunity provided by Lonnie Cooper and I’m excited to begin a new chapter in my career with the launching of CSE Football,” said Katz. “The in-house resources available via CSE Talent and Cooper Holdings are game-changers in the industry and will allow us to provide for our clients in a variety of ways. Lonnie and his team were the perfect partners at the right time and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us with this group.”
Jason’s brother, Michael, will also be working at CSE Talent.
Jason Katz and CSE Football have signed NFL football player Chris Jones, who was selected with the sixth pick of the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Jones had a standout collegiate career, posting 44 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks from the defensive tackle position as a junior in 2015, and was an early entrant in this year’s draft.
Jason Katz, 41, began his career in the agency world in 2010 and joins CSE Football from a prominent football representation agency based in Miami. He is a 1998 graduate of The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, and grew up in West Long Branch, NJ.
About Cooper Holdings, Inc.
Cooper Holdings, Inc. is a privately-held holdings company comprised of subsidiary businesses in the marketing, sports and entertainment industries. These subsidiaries include CSE, a marketing agency focused on sports marketing and sponsorships; CSE Talent, an industry-leading sports and broadcast talent representation agency; If/Then, a digital agency providing clients innovative technology solutions; ARMA, a music company focused on artist management and music sponsorships between artists and national and global brands; Justice Network, a 24/7 multicast network delivering entertainment programming with a commitment to safety; and Vantedge, an insights, analytics and performance optimization company providing clients with a sustainable intelligence advantage.
About CSE Talent
With offices in Atlanta, New York City, Richmond and Miami, CSE Talent offers management and career assistance to its all-star roster of over 200 clients. Specializing in contract negotiation, marketing and endorsement opportunities, tailored public relations campaigns and initiatives, personal foundation and charitable work, client services, and life-after-sports career guidance, CSE Talent represents a wide array of professionals including football and baseball players, pro and collegiate coaches, golfers, management, and news and sport media talent.