Our Performance Practice helps clients acquire specialist technical/performance talent such as performance, technical and sporting directors, talent identification and scouting specialists, sports medicine and science specialists.
We source candidates from a global pool, with offices in London, Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia. 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 Coach, Kansas City Current
• Performance Director – The LTA
• Technical Director – The English Football Association
• Technical Director – Brighton & Hove Albion FC
• Director of Football – The English Premier League
• Sporting Director – Aston Villa
• Sporting Director – Tottenham Hotspur FC
• 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
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Nolan Partners have just completed an assignment with Honda Racing F1 Team to help us find a Marketing Director. This was a key appointment to our management team and we are delighted with both the approach taken by Nolan Partners and the final candidate they found for us. We really liked their specific focus and knowledge of the commercial sports sector – and would definitely use them again.”