In 1998, after spending a few years at a New York management company responsible for the careers of Dave Chapelle, Jeff Ross, Dane Cook, Wanda Sykes and Jay Mohr, Rick found his own company, Rick Dorfman Entertainment. Here, Rick discovered and developed some of the best young comedians in New York Citysuch as Greg Giraldo, Ed Helms, Demetri Martin, Amy Schumer and John Mullaney, just to name a few. He's developed and created TV deals for a multitude of comedy stars such as Mike Birbiglia, Richard Jeni, Mario Cantone and many other clients. He has served as an Executive Producer for a number of network sitcoms and various cable television shows including; the ABC show Common Law, with longtime client Greg Giraldo, Sidney Percy with client JB Smoove and Life with David J, with client DJ Nash.
After nearly 8 years of running his own company, Rick joined forces with Jonathan Baruch to form Rain Management Group, a bi-coastal management and production company. Here, he continued to find and develop comedic talent with the support of a New York and Los Angeles office.
Recognizing the dramatic shift in television advertising and distribution, Dorfman began to restructure the direction of his company. In addition to Rain Management Rick became a partner at production company, M360. His relationships with corporations and advertising agencies continues to grow in order to create opportunities for his clients to participate in the creation of comedic programming and branded entertainment being funded by various brands. Dorfman and his group have developed comedic content for companies such as Pepsi, Gillette, Reebok, Google, Microsoft and Verizon.
He partnered with Adam Benowitz to create Converge Media Group, where he continues to produce comedic content for television and branded entertainment.