Dan Limerick has been promoted to chief operating officer of WME, it was announced today by Lloyd Braun, president of Endeavor Client Group and WME chairman. Limerick will work closely with Braun and WME president Ari Greenburg overseeing all areas of the agency, business priorities and strategic initiatives.
The promotion comes during a stretch of high profile signings that include Elton John, actress Eva Longoria, global superstar Shakira, actress and writer Tessa Thompson, comedian Sarah Cooper and writer and activist Opal Tomet.
“Dan has been a critical thought partner to our agency and clients throughout his time at WME, serving as a steady hand amidst transformational changes in our industry,” says Braun. “Dan’s character and judgment are emblematic of who we strive to be, and we look forward to him playing a larger role in the growth of WME.”
“During my time at WME, I have been continually inspired by the passion and creativity of my colleagues,” says Limerick. “I look forward to my continued collaboration with them, and am beyond excited to partner with Lloyd and Ari as we navigate this time of unprecedented change and opportunity in our business.”
Limerick was most recently named head of business affairs for Endeavor Client Group, overseeing business strategy for client deals, and helping manage guild relationships for the agency. In addition to his new role, Limerick will continue to oversee the business affairs function of Endeavor Client Group. He joined WME in 2016 as head of television business affairs.
Limerick has been at the forefront of a number of landmark deals over the course of his career, particularly in television. Prior to joining WME, Limerick was evp and head of business affairs for Warner Bros. Television, where he began in 2002.