Senior Advisor, Corporate Strategy & Development
Gary has over 35 years of experience in leadership and entrepreneurial roles, serving as the CEO in enterprises in various industries including sports and entertainment, biotech, consumer products and healthcare.
Gary began his professional career as a sports agent for Bob Woolf Associates, which was one of the leading sports and entertainment representation and marketing firms of its time. The firm represented thousands of professional athletes and entertainers over the years. At the age of 18, Mr. Woolf created his own business venture within the firm, representing NBA basketball players in their European efforts. By the age of 20, he had negotiated contracts in the NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball. During Gary’s tenure with Woolf Associates the firm co-founded the Champions Sports Bar concept with the Marriott Corporation. After his father's death, Mr. Woolf took over as CEO of the company and created new divisions in NASCAR, Indy, F1, golf, hockey, and corporate sponsorship.
A cum laude graduate of Harvard University with a BA in Economics, Gary ran Woolf Associates through the sale of the company, before going on to found Shiboomi LLC. As CEO of Shiboomi, Gary has helped found as well as provide consulting and corporate development services to various companies and projects around the world. Gary is also a Managing Partner at Charles Towne Holdings, a Charleston, SC-based investment bank which specializes in sports and media.