Brent Montgomery is CEO of Wheelhouse Entertainment, a media group he launched in 2018 that focuses on high-profile content and talent around which it creates and builds “360” businesses. Under the Wheelhouse banner is also Spoke Studios, the content arm of Wheelhouse, which creates top-quality programming across a variety of platforms and genres.
Prior to forming Wheelhouse Entertainment, Montgomery was CEO of ITV America (which has formed a production partnership with Spoke Studios), a post to which he was named in 2015 following the 2014 acquisition of his company Leftfield Entertainment by multi-national media company ITV. Montgomery also currently serves as a strategic advisor to ITV America. As CEO of ITV America, Montgomery oversaw ITV’s entire US portfolio while spearheading major investment in high-profile talent deals with such celebrities as Michael Strahan, John Cena, La La Anthony, Kenny Smith and others.
Montgomery started his first company, Leftfield Pictures, in New York City, selling his first TV series in 2008, and subsequently selling the iconic, global hit Pawn Stars to HISTORY the following year. Leveraging that success, he created Leftfield Entertainment in 2013, acquiring Sirens Media and launching Loud TV and Outpost Entertainment, alongside his flagship Leftfield Pictures.
Montgomery is a founding member of the Non-Fiction Producers Association, now NPACT (after merging in 2017 with industry association PactUS), and sits on the board of directors of NPACT, the Lincoln Center Media and Entertainment Council, and ITV Global Studios.