About Us

As a client of 818 Talent, your job is to focus on creating and enjoying your career. Our job is to be your trusted advisors and handle all of the heavy lifting.

We analyze, maintain and safeguard all of your business activities and make sure you reach your financial goals. We also open up our list of contacts in banking, finance, realty, law, security and exclusive concierge services.

In addition we constantly seek revenue generating and profile building activities for our clients. We utilize our relationships in entertainment and business to create profitable and satisfying partnerships between our clients and quality companies.

  • Member, Talent Managers Association

Prior to forming 818 Talent, Josh worked for a top 10 national accounting firm, where he earned his CPA designation. Josh has consulted clients with varying degrees of size and complexity, including large corporations, partnerships, and their respective owners. Josh has provided value added services to a diverse group of clients in a multitude of industries and specialty niche markets.

After learning the ropes with some of the biggest players in business, Josh fell in love with entertainment and talent management. A gifted connector, he thrived at finding lucrative opportunities for entrepreneurs, athletes, and entertainers, whom he crossed paths with in the business world.

QuickBooks Online Certified Pro Advisor
  • Member, Talent Managers Association

Reggie Gooden has over 20 years business experience, specifically in finance/accounting and entertainment. Reggie began his career in entertainment as a performer and music producer, interning at Sony Music Studios in New York, NY. He has produced several projects for hip hop artists and has previously run an independent record label. Reggie has also been an accounting professional for 20 years, switching to Business Management for entertainment professionals since his relocation from Baltimore, MD to Los Angeles, CA in 2018.

Like Josh, Reggie is an avid connector and lifelong entrepreneur that loves all aspects of entertainment. He, along with Josh, devotes most of his efforts to making sure his clients have the most successful careers possible.