A.J. Galante is a professional boxing manager and promoter. He is best known however for his time as the teenage President of the Danbury Trashers professional minor league hockey team from 2004 – 2006. Galante and the Trashers were featured in the smash hit Netflix documentary ‘Untold’ Crime and Penalties, which was released in August of 2021.
At just 17 years old, A.J. was tabbed President of the Danbury Trashers by his father James, who owned the team. The Galante’s set the hockey world upside down, by creating the ‘Bad Boys of Hockey’. Although the team lasted for just 2 seasons, media outlets such as ESPN, Sports Illustrated, The Hockey News, NBC New York, The Toronto Star, New York Post and more were intrigued on this historic team, both during its existence to the present. The Trashers and the Galante’s have gained an international following due to the success of Netflix’s highly acclaimed documentary on the team.
A.J. transitioned to professional boxing in 2011, with no previous experience. Since then he has represented boxers of all different levels, some who have competed for World Titles. In 2015 he opened Champs Boxing Club in Danbury, Connecticut. Aside from housing both Professional and Amateur boxers, A.J. created CHAMPS YOUTH, a non-profit organization that helps kids in various aspects such as school, recreation, and healthy lifestyles.
Lindsay, a PHPA Certified Agent, brings eleven years experience within the hockey industry, working closely with players from The National Hockey League and The American Hockey League. Lindsay holds the position as Vice President at College Hockey Advisors and Director, Player Agent at 2112 Hockey Agency.
Lindsay brings a wealth of knowledge, commitment and an innovative strategic lens to our team. Her hard work, attention to detail and professionalism is evident in all aspects of her work.
Chris Therien, known as Bundy, is a former professional hockey player and Olympic Silver Medalist. He played 12 NHL seasons for the Philadelphia Flyers and is the longest-tenured defenseman in franchise history, playing in 753 games. Chris later spent 14 years as a popular Broadcaster/Lead Analyst for NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Laverne, Shirley, beer and Kato are four of the most famous things to come out of Milwaukee, WI. Who else do you know that has had questions about them on Jeopardy, Celebrity Name Game, Who wants to be Millionaire, and The Weakest Link? The answer? Kato.
He has developed a comfortable and cozy clothing line called SLACKER. Its InActive wear for men and women. It has been featured on EVERY major TV show from Entertainment Tonight to Access Hollywood to the late Larry King proclaiming ” I Love Kato’s Slackers. Kato has appeared on REAL TIME with Bill Maher & Comedy Central’s AFTER MIDNIGHT.
Kato host Sports Haters on Dish network Saturday night where he pushes the envelope until he gets paper cuts. Discovery ID is where he will be seen next doing “man in the street” segments called Kato’s Korner. Currently, Kato is emcee on the entertainment stage for Wizard World, the largest traveling comic con in America. Kato has appeared in thousands of magazines as well as writing for major publications. Kato’s new podcast ONE DEGREE OF SCANDALOUS will air in June 2022. Co-hosted with Tom Zenner from Fox network.
Mr. John D. Maatta served as the Chief Operating Officer of The CW Tekevision Network (a/k/a The CW Network LLC) at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. since January 24, 2006. Mr. Maatta served as Chief Operating Officer of The WB Television Network since September 2005 and served as its General Counsel. He served as Chief Operating Officer of CW of Viacom, prior to spinning off Viacom and CBS Corporation. He has 25 years of experience. He held the positions of Senior Attorney and Vice President, before he moved to The WB in 1993. He has been Independent Director of Wizard World, Inc. since May 25, 2011. He earned the distinction of being The WB’s very first employee, making many of the initial distribution deals, he has also been in the Warner Bros. family since 1986 when he joined Lorimar Telepictures Corporation; subsequently at Warner Bros. He holds Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of San Francisco and Juris Doctor from University of California Hastings College of the Law.
Board Members Memberships 2011-Present Independent Director, Chairman of Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and Member of Compensation Committee Wizard World, Inc.
Other Affiliations Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. University of San Francisco Hastings College of Law The WB Television Network CBS Corporation Wizard World, Inc.
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