Rob Wolken grew up in St. Louis and graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in TV and Film Communications. After graduate school, Rob moved to Los Angeles and started his career in the famed William Morris Agency mailroom. Two years later, he became the youngest agent in the company’s 75-year history.
In 2000, Michael Ovitz recruited Wolken to become a television manager in his new company, Artists Management Group (AMG), where he ran the TV Representation Department. In 2003, after Ovitz sold the majority of AMG to The Firm, Wolken transitioned the division before leaving entertainment to start his own company in an unrelated field.
In 2010, Rob returned to entertainment and partnered with his former AMG colleague Jonathan Baruch to build Rain Management Group. In addition to managing the operations of the company, Rob handles artists in film, television, theater and new media and some of his current clients include Steven Kane (Creator and Executive Producer- The Last Ship), John Coles (Executive Producer- Sinner), , Chris Long (Executive Producer- The Americans), Steve & Jim Armogida (Executive Producers- School of Rock), Kevin Dowling (Executive Producer- The Son), Jim Hayman (Executive Producer- NCIS New Orleans), Randy Zisk (Executive Producer- The Good Cop), Rick Cleveland (Executive Producer- Claws), Michael Katleman (Executive Producer- Zoo), and many more.
Rob is also a founding partner of Story By Entertainment, which is a new production entity focused on building TV assets from underlying literary material. Story By is currently in partnership with One Entertainment and Rob recently Executive Produced 3 seasons of the ABC Family/Freeform series Stitchers as well as the CW Seed digital series How to Be a Vampire.
Rob has served on the board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and is a member of the prestigious Jonathan Club. He and his wife Amy have 6 kids (Jake, Scarlett, AJ, Will, Charlie, and Emily) and split time between Newport Beach and Los Angeles. Rob is an avid golfer, guitarist, and table tennis player.