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Rubicon Talent Agency Aligns With Philly VC Firm, Montag's Broadcasting Stable

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 13 / 17

The new Rubicon Talent agency has two interesting alignments as it opens its doors: one with a venture capital firm in Philadelphia, and the other with Sandy Montag’s stable of broadcasters. Peter Raskin, David Maryles, Brandon Swibel and Jonathan Salant left the The Legacy Agency late last ye...

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