The Consultant: Aaron Bakalar
The Creative Agency may sound like a modern-day business, but finding talent, representing talent, and enhancing talent is as storied a job as any other. Just ask Aaron Bakalar, founder of The Collaborative Agency. Only two years ago, Bakalar turned his close friendships with talented young guns into a legit business. And, with notable buds-turned-clients like Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Gia Coppola, and Alex Olsen, The Collaborative Agency is just what it set out to become — a creative business that engages with film, photo, art, and culture through its multi-dimensional representatives, some of New York's top influencers. Sure, the day-to-day of running such a fast-paced, high-pressure firm may seem taxing, but don't let Aaron's title fool you. This is, after all, a guy who takes five to ten minutes to meditate everyday, which we're guessing helps sustain his behind-the-scenes, under-the-radar productivity. Aaron has a sense of intuition, sniffing out passion and creativity that might not come in big neon lights and self-promotion, but rather in the less-obvious form of what he calls "silent genius." Which we're positive can be found in excess in Aaron's office.
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