Industry veterans Ron Kaplan and Garry Buck have joined Reliant Talent Agency’s leadership team. The long-time agents and business partners have worked together for over 40 years, and have represented a variety of touring artists.
Both Kaplan and Buck got their start at Chicago-based Prestige talent agency, which later became American Famous Talent, before co-founding Monterey International with their Monterey Peninsula partners in 1994. In 2017 when Paradigm acquired Monterey International, Kaplan and Buck shared stints with Paradigm before joining ICM Partners.
Kaplan and Buck bring additional agents Alex Buck and Ashley Marchi, as well as a roster of artists.
“Joining Reliant Talent and returning to a boutique culture, similar to what [we] created at Monterey International with Dan Weiner, Fred Bohlander, and Paul Goldman feels like a homecoming. Being at Reliant Talent will provide our clients a team with common goals through collaborations and hard work,” shares the pair.
“We are thrilled to announce the addition of Ron Kaplan and Garry Buck to the Reliant staff, along with their exceptional team and amazing caliber of clients,” notes Reliant Talent President Steve Lassiter. “Their many years of experience and leadership speaks for themselves and will greatly enhance our growth as we continue to expand our reach. Knowing they had numerous options, we are proud, honored, and flattered that they chose Reliant Talent to call home.”
Since its formation in 2021, Reliant Talent has grown into a full-service entertainment firm and booking agency, comprised of a growing team of agents with decades of experience spanning major talent agencies across many different genres. Headquartered in Nashville, Reliant works closely with artists and their teams, while aligning and implementing diverse touring ideas and strategies focused on advancing and enriching artists’ fan bases.
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