Hi! We’re Sophie Gildersleeve & Kim Riley, we’re pretty good at writing about our clients, but writing about ourselves feels odd, here goes…
We founded River Talent in the Autumn of 2018. Having known each-other for 10 years, we serendipitously worked together on a project in 2018 and after a glass of wine too many, we decided we could and should go it alone; together. Our aim was to build a boutique management company, that had a carefully curated roster of clients, who would be fully serviced by a dedicated, and caring, expert team.
Between us we have a broad range of experience in launching, growing and managing the careers of talented individuals. From Kim’s time as a music marketing exec at Simon Cowell’s Syco record label, and managing One Direction at Modest! Management, to Sophie’s role as Head of Social Talent at one of the UK’s largest management companies, YM&U. We both bring a vast range of experience in managing the detail and day to day decision making that allow our digital, music and creative clients to enjoy successful and fulfilling careers.
Hardwork, honesty and attention to detail are at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on our little black books, but more importantly on the long standing relationships and friendships they represent.
We’ve been incredibly fortunate, that two absolute gems have joined the River family over the last two years – in Lucy Smart and Jessie Keegan, our Talent Manager and Team Assistant respectively. We’re also supported by Tricycle Talent’s Sara Curran who is a non exec member of the River Talent board of directors.