There’s money to be made out there if you’re skilled on a board. Maybe not so much if you’re not one of the ten best in the world anymore, but if you are than give ex-pro snowboarder and current agent to the stars Circe Wallace a call.

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And now big brands are the norm.
Yeah! I mean there are four companies that own everything now. It really hurts athletes earning potential because you’ve got Adidas, Nike, VF Corp [Vans], and Boardriders Club [DC, Quicksilver, Roxy]. It has really contracted the space. I haven’t looked at the numbers for a while, but certainly, the deals are not what they used to be, and I don’t know if they ever will be that again.

So your job is mainly finding and securing your skaters with sponsorships outside of skateboarding? Or do you also negotiate with skateboarding board brands too?
I tend to not get involved with hardgoods, mostly just because it is so important to have personal relationships and they are not huge margin businesses, and a lot of those hardgood brands really struggle. I think Girl hates me to this day because Paul left Girl, but Paul left Girl because he wanted to. I had nothing to do with it.

I’m super supportive of the skaters having a direct relationship with those brands. It’s like their [record] label. They have to travel with the team, it’s got to work for them in terms of attitude and comradery, and it’s not like they are getting paid huge amounts of money or that the brands are using their names to sell millions of dollars worth of boards. Having a good wood partner is so important to where you fit in overall.

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Click to JENKEM for the interview with agent Circe Wallace

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