A strong relationship with our client is at the heart of every successful Executive Search. So we make things personal. Our team takes the time to understand individual client requirements to help identify the skill set and personal qualities necessary for a candidate to succeed in their role. We then use our in-house research capability and specialist sector knowledge to find them.

This partnership approach is amplified further by:

  • Extensive experience across sport and related sectors such as media & entertainment.
  • The breadth and depth of our networks, supported by our well known and respected brand.
  • An exceptional track record of success.
  • An in depth understanding of sport and related industries.
  • International reach.
  • Robust candidate assessment and evaluation.
  • A passion to get it right.

“Nolan Partners during the whole search process were partners in every sense of the word.  They clearly know the wider sport industry intimately, and brought a high level of professionalism and integrity to the process. I would not hesitate in recommending them to other sports organisations.”

Chris Parsons
Former VP International of the NFL

“It was a global search and we had 3 appointable candidates. We were delighted with the outcome and our new Chief Executive is making a real difference. Nolan Partners demonstrated expertise, knowledge and commitment throughout, and I would have no hesitation recommending them to any international sports body.”

Nigel Wood
Chairman, Rugby League International Federation, Chief Executive Officer, Rugby Football League

“Their ability to identify and attract people to a relatively unknown business provided us with shortlisted candidates from ‘A’ list strategy houses, rights holders, technology companies and broadcasters. We have since engaged Nolan Partners on another C-level mandate and look forward to maintaining our long term partnership.”

Chris Buckley
CEO, Supponor

“The LMA would also like to thank their specialist recruitment firm Nolan Partners for finding us such a first class candidate. Their knowledge and understanding of the football business proved to be invaluable.”

Howard Wilkinson
Chairman of the League Managers Association

“Nolan Partners’ knowledge of the sports sector is unrivalled, their insight into the complexities of a sports governing body unique. We are consistently delighted with both the levels of service and quality of the candidates they present to us.”

Alex Horne
Former General Secretary of The FA Group