Tom Strickler co-founded Endeavor (NYSE-EDR) in 1995—one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies. He served on its management committee before his retirement in 2009. Prior to Endeavor, Tom was an agent at CAA, InterTalent, and ICM.
Tom currently serves on the board of Entravision (NYSE-EVC) a leading global advertising, media, and ad-tech solution company. He is also Managing Director of Prime Focus World, one of the largest end-to-end post-production services companies.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and the Glen Canyon Institute and the Board of Advisors of the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies, as well as Chair of the Board of Trustees at SCI-Arc.
Previously, Strickler co-founded and served as Chairman of the Board of Extera Public Schools, a K-8 charter school group in East Los Angeles. He also served as Chairman of the Board of The First Congregational Church of Los Angeles.
In 1996, he joined with Kris and Doug Tompkins (founder of North Face and Esprit) to purchase a large ranch (190,000 acres) in the Chacabuco Valley of Chile. In 2019, the lands—now 752,090 acres—were donated to the people of Chile to become the Patagonia National Park.
He lives in Venice, California and graduated from Harvard University near the bottom of his class.