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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

“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.”

Chance to shine

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

“Besides the strong talent pool, I perhaps valued most their ability to be true consultants with whom I could mentally spar about the structure and the overall industry… I can strongly say you’re considering the right firm.”

Danny Sillman, Chief Executive Officer of Relevent

“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

“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’ve partnered with Nolan Partners several times and look forward to working with them again. They are trusted advisors.”

Crane Kenney
President of Chicago Cubs
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