Jim Lenz Exits Paradise Artists


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — The Kirby Organization (TKO) announced that veteran agent Jim Lenz has joined the firm.

A 25-year veteran agent who got his start in the industry as a talent buyer, Lenz has spent more than two decades as an agent and most recently, a vice president with Paradise Artists.

Joining Lenz at TKO will be an artist roster that includes The Winery Dogs, Richie Kotzen, Cinderella's Tom Keifer, Mr. Big, Paul Gilbert, Ides Of March featuring Jim Peterik, Jefferson Starship and more.

“We are very excited that Jim is joining TKO," says TKO President Andrew Goodfriend. "Not only is he a great person, but his experience and talent speaks for itself – people with his vision aren't easy to find in this business, and it's an honor to see him become part of our family."

"In the early days of TKO I was fortunate enough to get to know the late Dave Kirby, founder, and namesake of The Kirby Organization, who to me was an impressive visionary," adds Lenz. "I am looking forward to continuing the agency's worldwide touring model with promoters, theatres, fairs, festivals and special events, as well as developing a corporate entertainment division around their artist roster."