Learn more about our EMG Sports team of agents and professionals.
Ed Wasielewski, Agent
ED WASIELEWSKI brings a unique perspective and skill set as an NFL agent with over 18 years experience in the sports industry. Since 2003, Ed has been a licensed NFL agent who has represented Draft Picks (Rounds 2-7) and veteran players who’ve signed multi-million dollar contracts. His clients include Texans OT Julien Davenport (4th Round – Bucknell), Jets OLB Brandon Copeland (University of Pennsylvania), Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton (4th Round – Penn State), Colts RB Nyheim Hines (4th Round – NC State), Bengals DB Brandon Wilson (6th Round – Houston), Texans DB Ibraheim Campbell (4th Round – Northwestern), Saints LB Nate Stupar (7th Round – Penn State), Bills WR Marcus Easley (4th Round – UConn), Steelers OL Darnell Stapleton (Rutgers – Retired), Raiders LB Isaiah Ekejiuba (Virginia – Retired), and Pro Football Hall of Fame WR Andre Reed (Kutztown).
Having graduated from Villanova University and Temple University School of Law, Ed is originally from Hartford, CT and gained valuable experiences with NFL, NBA, and NHL organizations. These experiences greatly benefit clients who receive additional marketing and endorsement opportunities.
Specializing in full-service representation, Ed is a full-time NFL agent who is also a licensed attorney with expertise in business and contract law. With his legal background, he advises clients in a wide range of areas, including contracts, business ventures, charitable organizations, and post-career opportunities. He has also been an invited guest speaker at colleges, universities, and attorney seminars for sports and entertainment law.
For his clients, Ed is considered a trusted advisor and friend. Protecting a client’s best interests is his foremost concern. With his experiences in sports, law, and life, he has created a family-like atmosphere with his clients and can handle anything that may happen in a player’s career and life. Ed enjoys participating in his community including time as a Big Brother, a Church volunteer, a Special Olympics buddy, and a coach for his 16-year-old’s football and basketball teams. Ed resides in suburban Philadelphia with his wife, Erin, and family.
Matt Marino, Agent
MATT MARINO is a licensed NFL agent and a certified agent with Major League Baseball Players Association with 14 years of experience in the sports business as both a player and now as an agent managing his athlete’s careers on and off the field. Matt is based in EMG’s New York City office.
After playing Division I soccer player at Villanova University, Matt played abroad in Sweden and Norway. Due to these experiences, Matt has developed a thorough understanding of the recruitment process and values each client’s needs throughout that player’s career. Since 2007, Matt has represented NFL players drafted in rounds 2-7 of the NFL draft as well as other players who have had successful careers entering the league as undrafted free agents.
Matt assists his clients with adjusting to their new life as a professional athlete and works with each client in order to ensure they use their athletic talents as a means to increase their economic standing. He proactively identifies and negotiates endorsement opportunities with brands that span consumer electronics, tech, lifestyle and hospitality to secure sponsorships, as well as to position clients as the companies’ focus during major sporting events, such as the Super Bowl, Women’s World Cup, league drafts, the NFL Combine, and high-level All-Star games.
As a former athlete, Matt is in a unique position to understand the needs and demands on each of his NFL clients and believes that communication is the key to a player’s success with his team, family, coaches, advisors, and others throughout the entire pre-draft process. A resident of Brooklyn, NY, Matt develops outstanding professional relationships with NFL executives and scouts, which he regularly utilizes for a client’s benefit.
Jeremy Appledorf, Agent
Entering his fourth year as a licensed NFL agent, JEREMY APPLEDORF proves to be relentless when it comes to standing on the frontline for his clients. In his first two years, Jeremy was able to secure NFL contracts and marketing deals for over ten NFL clients. His unparalleled desire, matched with his ability to secure relationships with front office personnel, demonstrates only a small piece of what he brings to the table.
As one of the younger NFL agents with a client roster, Jeremy is able to relate to many of the trials and tribulations that a young athlete may go through and can quickly deliver thoughtful, quality advice. Anytime of day or night, his clients know they can count on him for whatever they may need.
Jeremy believes the essence of top-notch representation starts with the highest level of loyalty, trust and respect for his clients. He also believes that clients is just another word for “family” and that family always has your best interest at heart.
With a background and degree in Law from Rowan University and a Master’s degree from Manhattanville College, Jeremy immediately became a licensed NFL agent upon receiving his graduation degree and has worked with EMG Sports for four years. Born and raised in South Jersey, he graduated from Winslow Township High School and spent most of his childhood in Sicklerville, NJ. Jeremy currently resides in Lindenwold, NJ, with his family, and volunteers in many youth-related community activities in his hometown and the surrounding South Jersey area.
Gary Perkiss, Agent
GARY PERKISS is a licensed NFL agent and an attorney who has provided legal services for clients in the sports and entertainment industries. Gary is based in the Philadelphia area.
Having graduated from Temple University School of Communications in 1976 and from Temple University School of Law in 1979, Gary is a lifelong Pennsylvania resident. Gary is admitted to the bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. Gary is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and United States District Court for District of New Jersey.
Gary has been practicing law since 1979 and founded his own legal practice, Gary M. Perkiss, P.C., in 2008. Gary’s law practice focus is primarily on representing businesses and business owners who are engaged in numerous types of commercial enterprises and retail businesses. Gary also represents religious and non-profit organizations and provides various legal services and advice to EMG Sports and clients.
As a community volunteer, Gary is general counsel and former President of the Board of Directors of the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, and former President of the Board of Trustees for the Jenkintown Library. Gary has also coached youth sports.
When Gary is not practicing law, representing clients and doing volunteer work, he is devoted to his family his wife and two children. Gary brings the family devotion to EMG Sports and in all of his work. Gary believes that all phone calls shall be returned the same day and that communication is the key to any successful relationship.