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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:

• 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

“Nolan Partners is world-class. They have served as both recruiters and business consultants for our most critical roles. Nolan Partners has helped us fill key leadership roles across partnerships, strategy, and marketing, most recently assisting us in hiring our Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer. We are delighted with the outcome and look forward to future searches with Nolan Partners.”

Dave Jenkins
Chief Operating Officer of Haslam Sports Group (Cleveland Browns and Columbus Crew)

“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

“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.”

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Howard Wilkinson
Chairman of the League Managers Association

“We could not be more delighted in the process. The search was rigorous, organized, thorough, and efficient. Nolan Partners’ management of the search committee and the board was immaculate. We could not be more enthused with our selection. Diversity was obviously just as important to them as it was to us. We were also impressed with their geographic breadth: Nolan Partners attracted and assessed candidates in the US, UK, Europe, and Australia. I highly recommend Nolan Partners for your next search.”

Barry Siff
Board President, USA Triathlon

“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
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