50 Most Influential: No. 24 — Michael Levine / Howard Nuchow
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CHANGE FROM 2015: +7As the architects of CAA Sports for nearly 10 years, Levine and Nuchow are behind the scenes of virtually every major sports business story. They have direct access to commissioners, owners, private equity, corporate sponsors, team personnel and agents, both domestically and internationally, giving them the ability to shape much of today’s dealmaking. As the success of the sports division continues, both Levine and Nuchow have a larger voice in the company’s overall entertainment initiatives.