About Brent Montgomery
Dedicated producer and self-made entrepreneur Brent Montgomery has built a media empire as one of the television industry’s most successful executives.
Having served as CEO of ITV America – a post to which he was named in 2015 following the 2014 acquisition of his company Leftfield Entertainment – the first US “super-indie” television production group – by UK-based, multi-national media company ITV, Montgomery serves as a strategic advisor to ITV America, whose production companies include ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, Outpost Entertainment, High Noon Entertainment and Thinkfactory Media. Collectively, they produce of a diverse range of hit series for broadcast, cable and OTT platforms, including FOX’s The Four: Battle for Stardom and Hell’s Kitchen; HGTV’s Fixer Upper, Netflix’s new Queer Eye, A&E’s Duck Dynasty and The First 48, History’s Pawn Stars and Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey, among many others.
In January 2018, Montgomery formed and became CEO of Wheelhouse Entertainment, a media group focusing on high-profile content and talent around which it creates and builds “360” businesses. Under the Wheelhouse banner also is Spoke Studios, the content arm of Wheelhouse Entertainment, which creates programming across a variety of platforms and genres. Spoke Studios also has formed a production partnership with ITV America.
Montgomery started his first company, Leftfield Pictures, in a heatless basement in New York City, selling his first TV series in 2008, and subsequently selling the iconic, global hit Pawn Stars to the History channel the following year. Leveraging that success, he raised debt financing with a personal guarantee and created Leftfield Entertainment in 2013, encompassing flagship Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, producer of numerous hit series including the long-running The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and launching production companies Loud TV and Outpost Entertainment.
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.