Meet the Agents

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Sue Izzo & Circe Wallace

With over 40 years of combined experience as top action sports agents along with guest
co-host action sports legend Todd Richards

Sue Izzo

In 1999 Sue Izzo founded Mosaic Sports Management an athlete management agency focused on representing Professional Surfers, Snowboarders and television personalities.

Over the next 18 years Sue represented and managed the careers of Winter Olympians, X Games Gold Medalists, ESPY winners, Laurels Sports Award recipients, and World Champion Surfers including Danny Davis, Josh Kerr, Chippa Wilson, and Kassia Meador.

From procuring and negotiating millions of dollars in endorsement deals with major brands to creating and executive producing global entertainment and event properties for ABC, NBC, ESPN, and Netflix, Sue was a pioneer as one of the only females to own a sports management agency in the action sports arena. 

Sue is obsessed with the cultivation and investment in young talent. She believes that in order to be the best professional you need to become the best version of yourself first. This was her calling card, her devotion to teaching her athletes the necessary life lessons to thrive in and outside of their sport.  

In 2016 Sue sold her agency to Octagon and soon after was diagnosed with breast cancer. Once she finished kicking cancer's butt Sue started her business coaching and consulting business for entrepreneurs and business owners to assist them with growing their businesses and personal brands. Sue is an Advisory Board Member for the Surfing Industry Manufacturer Association (SIMA) and was awarded the Women in Sports and Events (WISE) San Diego Woman of Inspiration in 2020. 

When Sue is not helping her clients build their dreams and mentoring athletes you can find her speaking on stages, volunteering at her local horse rescue, and cooking up some Italian food.

 

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Circe Wallace

After a career threatening injury as a professional snowboarder, Circe was involved in a contract dispute with her sponsor (which she won) thus she was inspired to advocate for the “little guys” and was motivated to learn the business in how to be a true advocate for the kids and athletes in the emerging world of Action Sports. 

Having watched Jerry Maguire, she started the first boutique agency specializing in Extreme or Action sports which was ultimately acquired by Wasserman where she remains the EVP of Olympic and Action Sports. 

Circe's  journey is long and filled with every kind of situation, negotiation,  and relationships in the sports and entertainment world that have earned her many accolades and she is widely respected for her no bull approach and strong belief in accountability and honesty.  Her client roster has includes such talents Travis Rice, Torah Bright, Paul Rodriguez, Iouri Podlatchakov, Jagger Eaton, Dashawn Jordan to name a few.

Circe is a mother of two daughters and successfully raised her eldest who received a full ride athletic scholarship to a top Pac 12 university providing another layer of understanding of how to nurture young athletes successfully through the club/high school and college experience.  With the evolving opportunity and rule changes in the NCAA she is unique in her ability to provide education and learnings not only as an agent but as a parent.

Currently Circe Represents some of the most winning and accomplished action sports athletes including Olympic Gold Medalists, and has executive produced renown global events and entertainment projects, including Travis Rice's Natural Selection.  Circe welcomes this opportunity to share her experiences with other parents and athletes in how to be not only successful on the field, mountain or competitive environment but maybe even more importantly outside of their sport.

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Todd Richards

 

Todd Richards is an absolute legend in the world of action sports.

Originating from the East coast, Worcester, Massachusetts to be exact Todd made an indelible mark in snowboarding with his skate-influence style as a professional athlete. Becoming one of the sport's most popular names Todd won two (2) US Open of Snowboarding gold medals, seven (7) Winter X Games medals, and a World Championship halfpipe title. Todd was at the forefront of snowboarding as it evolved into a mainstream sport and went on to compete on behalf of the US Men's Halfpipe team in the 1998 Nagano Olympics.  Todd represented the biggest and best brands during his career and proudly maintained the majority of his partnerships for well over 15 years, a true testament to his hard work and popularity. 

Combining his wealth of knowledge and experience, quick wit, and humor Todd parlayed his talents to become a coveted snowboard analyst and host for ESPN and NBC. Todd has provided the color commentary for the snowboarding events at the Torino, Vancouver, Sochi, Pyeongchang, and Bejing Olympics. 

Todd is the beloved co-host at the Sports Management Mastermind and the co-host of the Monday Mass Podcast with Chris Cote. When he is not making people laugh he can be found nerding out on Star Wars, driving a very cool Audi, and spending time with his lovely wife and two epic kids in Encinitas, CA.

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What We Believe

Growth

We believe in nurturing a growth mindset. To take every opportunity as a chance to learn, improve, and grow. To seek the knowledge to help you become the best version of yourself 

Inspire

We believe in you and your dreams. We want to provide you with the tools and know-how to help you achieve your most audacious dreams as an action sports athlete. You can do this!

Fun

There is nothing worth doing unless you continue to keep the fun in it. We can't emphasize this enough to the athletes and parents, keeping the fun in sports is imperative to building a healthy career

Health

Mental health, physical health, and emotional health of young athletes comes first above everything else.  Period, end of story. Your worth is not determined by your results or sponsors.

Give

We believe in giving more than you take. Leaving the world a better place, inspiring others, and lending a helping hand. It is about the collective WE and the power in lifting each other up to rise together

Sports Agent Pioneers

See what the athletes and SMM members have to say!

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Circe has been one of my biggest influences and role models since the day I’ve met her. From protecting me in negotiations to giving me valuable life advice... I’m beyond blessed to have her in my life. I always look forward to our conversations whether it’s on the phone or over dinner. She always has something positive to say, even when I mess up. She’s always there to pick me up and get me on the right path. I’m beyond blessed to have Circe in my life.

Jagger Eaton- 2021 Olympic Bronze Medalist, USA National Team Skateboarder
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"It is safe to say I wouldn't be the man I am or where I am in my career if it wasn't for the early guidance and support from, Sue Izzo. She not only did an incredible job at represented me as a professional snowboarder but also provided real-life guidance on how to be successful in all aspects of business. I deeply appreciate everything I have learned from Sue and I know you will too."

Jack Mitrani - X Games Host & Former Professional Snowboarder
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"Circe taught me the art of negotiations; from how to stay calm, understanding negotiation tactics and how not to fall prey to them, to negotiating deals that were representative of my worth (and more) as an Olympic Gold Medalist.  If you had the luck of Circe being your sports agent you instantly became a part of her family. And when it comes to family, Circe fights hard to get you want you want and what you deserve."

Iouri Podlatchikov - Olympic Gold Medalist - Professional Snowboarder
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Navigating the action sports industry is challenging, and when you are a young kid from Michigan whose dream is coming true, it was so critical to have some guidance. Not only with sponsors and contracts, but life choices, and how to become a great athlete, while being someone who is marketable, and people want to work with. Sue Izzo was an amazing asset to my career by helping me figure out what I loved most, and how to take that energy and turn it into a career. Something that will last longer than a contest result, or one amazing video part. 

Danny Davis - X Games Gold Medalist & Winter Olympian - Professional Snowboarder
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"As a parent of a 14-yr old snowboarder, surfer, skater, I feel I am better prepared to help my son navigate his future, in his chosen sports, pursuing sponsors, navigating social media, and presenting his own brand after participating in the Sports Management Mastermind. Not only did Sue & Circe utilize their real-life experiences, but they also brought in the most high-profile guest speakers to discuss their expertise and share knowledge with the class.  I would recommend this course to any parent trying to do their best for their kids in any competitive sport."

SMM Participant Parent Mike Avallone & son Noah - Surfer, Snowboarder, Skateboarder
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"The Sports Management Mastermind Class is a serious "must" for all parents and their kiddos that aspire to have a career in amateur or professional sports. This class series blew my mind! And the best part...it gave my son real concepts to work with that truly worked for him!  Circe and Sue have put together a class series that is so inciteful and the knowledge my son and I have gained is priceless. Packed with amazing inspirational guest speakers, they cover every topic from social media presence to getting sponsored to performing at your peak level mentally and physically. There was so much to learn and absorb!"

SMM Participant Parent Irene Navarro & Son Titus - Surfer
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"The first Sports Management Mastermind course taught me the right and wrong things to do In my snowboarding career. The experiences Sue and Circe have had with some of my favorite athletes make them the perfect people to learn from. I will use the information I learned from the course for the rest of my life in the industry and I highly recommend it to others."

SMM Participant Connor Cavanagh - Snowboarder
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I have to say, as an Attorney at Law myself, who has represented a few professional athletes in my years, I was so impressed with this course. The Sports Management Mastermind course was informative in all aspects of managing, guiding, and overall looking out for your athlete. Whether you are the athlete themself, the parent, the manager or representative, this course helped me as a professional and my athlete daughter, to understand more of what to look for and what to expect in current and future situations that your athlete will encounter.  Even me as an attorney was blown away by the depth of the information and knowledge shared in this course

SMM Participant Parent Israel Santana & Daughter Jordan Santana - Skateboarder & Member of 2022 USA National Skateboarding Team

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