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A selection of appointments recently completed by our team.

Sports Corporate
• Independent Non Executive Director, The English Football Association
• CEO, Nottingham Forest
• CEO and Executive Director, USTA
• CEO, DAZN Group (DACH)
• Chief Marketing Officer, Columbia Sportswear
• Chief People & Diversity Officer, US Soccer

• Chief People & Diversity Officer, Detroit Lions
• Chief Revenue Officer, Minnesota Twins
• Chief Ticketing Officer, Washington Commanders
• Head of Sales, Religion of Sports
• CMO, Columbia Sportswear
• Senior Vice President, Stadium Operations, Washington Commanders
• Head of HR, NBA Asia
• Chief Executive, Vancouver Whitecaps
• VP, Non-Games Programming, LA 2028
• Non-Executive Chair – The English Football League
• Non-Executive Director – The English Football League
• Managing Director of Europe – NFL
• CEO (Président Exécutif & Directeur Général) – ESTAC (City Football Group)
• Chief Executive Officer – Vancouver Whitecaps FC
• President of Business Operations – Houston Dynamo
• Chief Operations Officer – Olympique de Marseille
• Operations Director – Lancashire County Cricket Club
• Vice President, Finance – Oakland A’s
• Chief Revenue Officer – FC Internazionale Milano
• Chief Revenue Officer – AS Monaco FC
• Chief Marketing Officer – AS Monaco FC
• Chief Revenue Officer – Al Jazira FC
• Senior Vice President of Business Development – Washington Nationals
• Executive Director, Digital Services & Communications – International Tennis Federation
• Chief Marketing and Communications Officer – Phoenix Suns
• Vice President, Marketing – Chicago Cubs
• Vice President, Marketing & Brand – Tennessee Titans
• Global Head of Digital – Specialized Bicycle Corporation
• Human Resources Director – Chelsea FC
• Human Resources Director – Liverpool FC

Sports Performance
• Sporting Director, Newcastle United
• Director of Performance Services (Group), City Football Group
• Head of Performance, Manchester City WFC
• Director of Performance Services (Academy), Manchester City FC
• Head Coach, Houston Dash
• Head Coach, Kansas City Current
• Director of Youth Development – AS Monaco
• Women’s Head Coach – Arsenal
• Performance Director – The LTA
• Technical Director – The English Football Association
• Technical Director – Brighton & Hove Albion FC
• Director of Football – The English Premier League
• Director of Football – RCD Mallorca
• Director of Football – Al Jazira FC
• Director of Football Operations – Arsenal FC
• Sporting Director – Aston Villa
• Sporting Director – Tottenham Hotspur FC
• Sporting Director – AS Monaco
• Sporting Director – Vancouver Whitecaps FC
• Sporting Director – Philadelphia Union
• Sporting Director – Watford FC
• Director of Coaching – Arsenal FC
• Chief Scout – Manchester United FC
• Head of Player Recruitment – Southampton FC
• Head of Player Development – Southampton FC
• Director of High Performance – Columbus Crew SC

Entertainment
• Head of Sales, Religion of Sports
• Chief Executive Officer – Contact 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

“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

“Nolan Partners recently completed an international search to discover a Chief Executive for the Rugby League International Federation. As a critical appointment in the evolution of our organisation, we wanted to investigate a range of candidates with the leadership, stakeholder management and commercial skills to help take the organisation to the next level. 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. I enjoyed working with Nolan Partners who demonstrated expertise, knowledge and commitment throughout the process and I would have no hesitation recommending them to any international sports body.”

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

“Nolan Partners have earned the position as our go to firm. they’ve distinguished themselves by really listening to our needs and objectives and translating that input into the presentation of compelling slates of candidates.”

Larry S Freedman
Co-President and Chief Business Officer, Los Angeles Football Club

“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

“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
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