Veteran Agents Vets Ron Kaplan and Garry Buck Join Reliant Talent Agency

Industry veterans Ron Kaplan and Garry Buck have joined Reliant Talent Agency, marking their return to an independent entertainment agency.


They bring with them agents Alex Buck and Ashley Marchi and a diverse roster of artists to the company.

Kaplan and Buck join the Reliant Talent leadership team, where they will contribute their vast knowledge and expertise in booking and live events.

Kaplan and Buck got their starts at Chicago-based Prestige talent agency, which later became American Famous Talent, in the mid-1980s before co-founding Monterey International with their Monterey Peninsula partners in 1994.

Ron Kaplan

In 2017 when Paradigm Talent Agency acquired Monterey International, Kaplan and Buck shared stints with Paradigm before joining ICM Partners.

Kaplan and Buck commented jointly, “Joining Reliant Talent and returning to a boutique culture, similar to what Garry and I 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.”

Since its formation in 2021, Reliant Talent has rapidly grown into a full-service entertainment firm and booking agency comprised of a growing team of seasoned and contemporary agents with decades of experience spanning major talent agencies across many different genres. 

Garry Buck

Reliant Talent President Steve Lassiter comments, “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. 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.”