206 Sports Group is proud to announce that Kyu Lee will be joining our management team as Vice President of International Athlete Marketing. Kyu is a seasoned veteran in both domestic and international marketing for the entertainment and sports world.
Kyu Lee Bio:
Kyu "Q" Lee brings 15 plus years of domestic and international sports and entertainment marketing to 206 Sports Group. Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea. He moved to the US when he was 2 years old and was raised in Mercer Island, WA, a suburb just outside of Seattle, WA. Upon Graduating in 3 years from the University of Washington with a degree in Business and Drama, Lee began his career at Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). Lee's career at Sony started as an assistant and quickly rose to through the ranks to become Executive Assistant to both the Vice Chairman of SPE and Chairman of Columbia Pictures Motion Picture Group from 2003-2007.
Lee’s relationship with the Korean Entertainment Industry began when he became the primary marketer and distributor for the theatrical and home entertainment acquisition of the 2005 Korean Box-Office hit “Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War” to the US market.
Lee joined Sony Korea in 2009 and supervised the launching of key figures of the Korean Entertainment Industry into Hollywood, including Jang Dong Gun, Lee Byung Hun, Jun Ji Hyun, Kwon Sang Woo and Big Bang’s TOP.
In 2012, Lee was at the forefront in globalizing PSY’s hit song “Gangnam Style.” Lee is responsible for introducing PSY to Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun and spearheaded PSY’s activities in the US, resulting in PSY’s worldwide success and becoming the #1 most viewed video in YouTube History.
In 2009, Lee co-founded the multicultural girl group “Blush” who are praised as the Spice Girls of Asia. Lee currently co-produces and promotes Blush together with FarWest Entertainment. Blush announced in February 2013 that they have signed with legendary music producer Quincy Jones and distribution by Capitol Records.
Lee was the first Korean-American to play football for the University of Washington Huskies in 1999-2000.
In 2009, Lee was the Korean National Baseball Team Liaison for the World Baseball Classic.