Jason Wood Named President of Baseball
April 17, 2017 - Atlanta, GA - CSE Talent, a Cooper Holdings’ subsidiary company owned by Lonnie Cooper, announced today that it has acquired Arland Sports and has named Jason Wood President, Baseball where he will lead the baseball division for CSE Talent helping to further expand the business.
Wood founded Arland Sports in 2006 and represents a plethora of baseball talent including eight first round picks. His clients include the 2015 Golden Spikes Award Winner and current Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi and 2016 first round picks Riley Pint, 4th overall to the Rockies, and Joey Wentz, 40th overall to the Atlanta Braves. Wood also had an eventful offseason, winning arbitrations cases for pitchers David Phelps of the Miami Marlins and Jake Odorizzi of the Tampa Bay Rays.
“Jason is a special talent who I’ve admired and watched over the years as he’s grown Arland Sports. His approach to clients and how he handles himself has always made him stand out,” said Danny Martoe, President, CSE Talent. “His years of experience and knowledge will be a great addition to our team and I’m looking forward to many prosperous baseball seasons.”
“I’m elated to be joining the CSE Talent family and have admired what Lonnie Cooper has built over the last 31 years. Providing the very best platform for my players to develop both on and off the field has always been my first priority and it is very clear CSE Talent is committed to the same principles,” said Wood. “This was not a quick decision for me, but I share similar values with Lonnie, Danny and the rest of the team. The family culture that exists here is very important to me.”
Wood has his MBA in Finance and Marketing from St. Louis University. He will be based in St. Louis, MO.
About CSE Talent
With offices in Atlanta, New York City, Richmond, St. Louis 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.
About Cooper Holdings, Inc
Cooper Holdings, Inc. is a privately held holdings company comprised of subsidiary companies in the marketing, sports and entertainment industries. These subsidiaries include: CSE, a sponsorship and activation agency representing the best brands in the world; CSE Talent, an industry-leading sports and broadcast talent representation agency; IfThen, a digital agency providing clients innovative technology solutions; You Are Here, an immersive experience studio using a strategic mix of innovation technologies to help brands better engage customers; Vantedge, a marketing performance insights and optimization company providing clients with an intelligence advantage; Justice Network, a 24/7 multicast network delivering entertainment programming with a commitment to safety and ENTITLE, a naming rights company for sports and entertainment properties.