Jason Ranne, COO & EVP, Talent Representation at Wasserman, announced the launch of Wasserman Speakers, a speakers bureau and centralized hub for best-in-class speaking talent. This new department will serve clients across and beyond global sports, media and music talent roster.
Wasserman Speakers will work with clients across the company’s roster, including sports and media figures such as Alex Morgan, Chipper Jones, Derrick Rose, Diana Taurasi, Kenny Smith, LaDainian Tomlinson, Megan Rapinoe, Mike Tirico, Scott Van Pelt and Sue Bird; and artists such as A-Trak, Allison Russell, Ben Folds, Diplo, Herbie Hancock, Idina Menzel, Isaac Slade, LeAnn Rimes and Master P.
The group also represents other speakers, including thought leaders like Admiral Michael Mullen and mental strength expert Amy Morin, celebrity chefs such as Ming Tsai, trailblazers like extreme adaptive athlete Kirstie Ennis, and influencers including Peloton’s Olivia Amato. An expanded Wasserman Speakers client roster is available here.
“Through Wasserman Speakers and our media practice at The Montag Group, we are equipped with the resources and network to bring all Montag and Wasserman clients opportunities that are specific to not only their field, but their current phase of life,” said Sandy Montag, whose company was acquired by Wasserman in January 2022.
The department is led by Julie Leventhal, Vice President, Wasserman Speakers, who brings two decades of speaking and events experience, which included working at The Montag Group’s TMG Speakers.
“The launch of Wasserman Speakers will allow us to tap into an expanded roster of unique voices with a diverse array of expertise,” said Leventhal. “Providing our white-glove service capabilities across all of Wasserman’s business reinforces our company’s relentless commitment to serving clients at all stages of their careers.”