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The industry is fast moving and ever changing and our ability to understand the moving dynamics, the regulatory environment and the changing technological landscape means we are well placed to unearth the global talent needed to be successful in this growing sector.

Nolan Partners, through our long term experience of the market, understands the history and the current challenges and opportunities in this sector and we have built up an enviable knowledge of what it takes to be successful. From broadcasters, channels and production companies to gaming operators, e-sport and fantasy sport operators, our client market converges with rights holders, aggregators, distributors, agencies and technology providers.

Our team successfully places senior executives in a variety of roles and disciplines including chair, non-executive director, CEO, CMO, commercial, mobile, technology, CRM and operational roles.

To see a sample of some of the roles we have successfully worked on, please click here and to read more about what our clients think of us please click here.

A selection of completed assignments:

• Head of Sales, Religion of Sports
• Chief Executive Officer – c0ntact Gaming
• Chief Operating Officer – Relevent Sports
• Managing Director – Turf TV
• Regional Managing Director – Global Broadcaster
• Chief Financial Officer – Supponor
• Chief Operating Officer – William Hill Online
• Chief Marketing Officer – Ladbrokes plc
• SVP Global Media and Publishing Partnerships – ESL Gaming
• VP Partnership – Tribeca
• Director of Mobile – William Hill Online
• Director of Sport – ITN Productions
• Marketing Director – Rank Group (Grosvenor Casinos)
• Director of Propositions, TV & Sport – BT
• General Counsel – World Surf League

“It was a pleasure to work with Nolan Partners. Their research on the brief was impressive and insightful. They listened and then produced an imaginative long list of excellent candidates. They were constantly helpful during the interviewing process and then helped effectively to land the chosen candidate. I was delighted by their reach and support.”

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Donald Brydon CBE
Chairman of the London Stock Exchange, Chairman of Chance to Shine, Chairman of Sage and Chairman of the Medical Research Council

“Nolan Partners is outstanding. They placed our CEO at USA Cycling. They were a pleasure to work with. Nolan Partners has a superior scope and track record in sports and entertainment.”

Bob Stapleton
Board Chair of USA Cycling

“Over the last two years we have worked with Nolan Partners on the appointment of a Sporting Director, a Main Board Non-Executive Director and a number of other senior management appointments. We have found them extremely thorough, professional and good fun to work with. We believe they are the number one firm in sports recruitment and would recommend them to any Sports organisation to handle their senior appointments.”

 

Paul Barber
Chief Executive of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club

“The British Horseracing Authority engaged with Nolan Partners to help us find a new Chief Executive Officer and after conducting a search, Nolan Partners presented a strong long list of 11 candidates which was whittled down to a shortlist of four. The successful candidate was up against one of the highest quality Chief Executive fields I have ever come across, with a range of senior leaders from the UK business, consumer and leisure industries. One of the most difficult things was saying thank you but no to three of them. All were outstanding and the appointed Chief Executive was up against an incredibly competitive field.”

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Steve Harman
Former Chairman, British Horseracing Authority

“We recently worked with Nolan Partners to appoint a new COO, at a critical time of major change for our organisation. Seeking a top class hire with the vision and leadership to help us scale, generate new revenue streams and develop a high performance team we required a comprehensive international search.

We were able to investigate potential candidates across International Federations, Governing Bodies, Rights owners, clubs and brands with candidates originating from Switzerland, South Africa, US, Australia and the UK.  We had an excellent shortlist of high calibre candidates and appointed a highly regarded individual with the capabilities to deliver our goals.

We have since engaged Nolan Partners for another senior executive mandate and I’d be happy to recommend them in the future.”

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David Haggerty
President, International Tennis Federation
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