Our presence and network across the EMEA region and beyond

 






Our International team





Jean Laurent Bourquin
Associate Director
Nyon, Switzerland

Switzerland


Jean-Laurent Bourquin, CEO de AdviSPORT,  is a Sport Business Executive with more than 20 years of cross-cultural management experience at the highest levels of Olympic and World Sport Organisations. He is a self-motivated, solutions-focused and dedicated internationalist, involved in a wide range of projects, diverse in their content, dimensions, objectives, cultural context and complexity. Successful Manager with analytical and organisational skills acquired across a wide range of demanding roles within the Sport Industry sector, he has a large experience of delivering services to high profile clients and is always committed to constant improvement of sport management practices.

Within the context of the Olympic Games, Jean-Laurent is playing a leading role in the planning and delivery of services to the Olympic Federations and Organising Committee Sport departments. He currently works alongside Sport Business Talent with two other consultants on the Swiss market and gives us the benefit of his HR experience (acquired at the IOC) and his very wide network of talents in this country when one of our clients entrusts us with one of his recruitments or "talent management" issues. 

 

Geneva



Federico Zurleni & Daniele Sano
Associate Directors,
Milan & Rome, Italy

Italy


Federico Zurleni (Milan), CEO of Nine Cube, has more than 24 years of experience in the Sports Business industry. In his career he has worked for important global brands of the likes of Macron, Adidas and Ferrari, and also for important rights holders like the Superbike World Championship, RCS Sport and the Italian Basketball League, granting him a deep knowledge of both sides. Currently, he holds the position of Chief Revenue Officer at Udinese FC, he is also co-founder and Board member at ASSI Manager, the association of Italian Sports Business managers.


Daniele Sanò (Rome), partner at Nine Cube, has developed a deep knowledge of the different areas of the world of sports at global level with over 15 years of experience in the Sports Business industry. He has worked for the organisers of sports events like the Superbike World Championship, for brands who have invested heavily in sports and in sponsorship like Bwin, for international Sports Marketing agencies like Octagon, Infront and WWP and for Football Clubs like AS Roma, acquiring a wide vision and privileged competencies in relation to all key aspects of the investments in the sports business. Daniele is also the co-founder of ASSI Manager, the association of the Italian Sports Business managers, and a delegate for the territory of Rome.



Milan & Rome, Italy



Laura Cordeiro & Patricio Baigorrotegui
Associate Directors
Madrid & Buenos Aires 

Spain & Latam


Laura Cordeiro (Madrid): Director & Co-Founder of Good Morning Sports, Sportbiz Europe,  Sportbiz Latam / Sport hub. She is experienced in B2B business development with global companies and has a  background & expertise in loyalty marketing, entertainment and sports. Laura has also developed and executed marketing projects for more than 60 companies in Latin America and Europe. She is currently working with passion in the professionalization of the sports business industry through Good Morning Sports.


Patricio Baigorrotegui (Buenos Aires): Director & Co-Founder Good of Good Morning Sports, Sportbiz Europe,  Sportbiz Latam / Sport hub. He is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With more than 10 years of experience in Latin America, developing and implementing different projects and business with multinational companies in the region. The last 5 years he has specialized in the Sports Industry. With Postgraduate and Master studies at FIFA / CIES and Johan Cruyff Institute. Currently working with passion in the professionalization of the sports business industry through Good Morning Sports.


Madrid & Barcelona, Spain
Buenos Aires




Dirk Steinbach

Associate Director

Cologne & Hamburg, Germany 

Germany & Austria


Dr. Dirk Steinbach (Cologne / Salzburg), is co-founder and managing partner of SPIN Sport Innovation. Dirk started his professional career as a researcher at the German Sport University in Cologne, analyzing sport systems across Europe for more than 15 years. With SPIN Sport Innovation Dirk has brought his extensive knowledge of the European sports sector into consulting, organizational- and business development.

For more than a decade he now works as a consultant for national and international sports organizations and networks, frequently touching on governance and HR topics in these processes. While focusing on the German and Austrian markets, he also supports multi-stakeholder consortia in transnational projects and initiatives. Through his research and work as a consultant, Dirk has gained deep insight and an excellent understanding of the diverse needs and expectations of sports organizations and sports businesses.


Cologne, Germany




Claes Broqvist
Associate Director
North Europe

North Europe


Claes Broqvist is an entrepreneurial and driven executive with 30 years of experience in the Sporting & Outdoor industry.
Claes has positioned himself on the global market place throughout a proven track record of high-quality performance results in companies like Nike, Haglöfs, ODLO and the Oberalp Group.
With Claes’ ability to create team success and efficiently manage the corporate strategies that ensure focus on growth, talent management and a reliable profit & loss control has Claes been successful throughout his career and looking now forward to transmit the knowledge and find the right candidate for any of your company’s open positions.


North Europe




Saif Albazirgan
Associate Director
Doha , Qatar

Qatar


Saif, CEO of Triple Two, moved from Canada to Qatar in 2009 bringing his rich & diverse experience in business development. Capitalizing on his success in Qatar, he joined MAS Holding as Group CEO of TripleTwo with a vision to integrate resources of 6 successful companies that specialize in sports, major events, advertising, talent and film production. Inspired to drive the positive social change that has been observed by the growth of sport & events sectors in Qatar, Saif has built an extensive network of high caliber professionals and a wide client base. Licensed by the Ministry of Culture & Sports, Saif founded Ultra Sports in 2016 and quickly acquired a stellar reputation for delivering large scale, unique and compelling mega events for his clients. Saif`s unique combination of operational & sales skill sets gave him the foundation to successfully plan & deliver legacy events


Doha, Qatar




Our recruitment partners in the Sports business beyond Europe & Middle East



Head of North American market

Scott Carmichael
CEO of Prodigy Sport
New York, United States

Scott Carmichael has more than 30 years of experience in the sports business and founded Prodigy Sports LLC in 2008. The firm is now recognized as one of the leading executive search companies in the U.S Sport Industry. Scott and his team work with the biggest franchises and organisations in North America, including  Los Angeles Lakers, New York Yankees, Orlando Magic, the NFL, the NBA, etc. To contact Prodigy Sports LLC or find more about them, please visit their website.

Head of Oceanian market

Robert Mc Murtrie
CEO of Sportspeople, 
Sydney, Australia 

Robert McMurtie founded Sportspeople in 1996. It was the first agency in Australia to offer executive search and recruitment services specifically for the sports industry. Sportspeople is now recognised as the leading executive search firm specializing in the sports, fitness and aquatics sector in Australia &  New Zealand, and partners leading sports organisations such as Football NSW, Sport New Zealand, Swimming Australia and Triathlon Australia. Sportspeople is a market leader in the Oceania region and offers a large number of career opportunities. For further information,  please visit their Website.

Head of Asian market

Daniel Woh
CEO of VS Talent Consulting,
Shanghai, China

A co-founder of VS Talent Consulting, Daniel Woh is an experienced and talented headhunter who specialises in the Chinese and  Asian sports industry. He has developed special expertise in sporting goods, working for major brands such as adidas and Specialized. His solid skills, combined with his network of contacts and in-depth understanding of the Asian sports sector, have made him a prominent figure in the recruitment and executive search fields. For more information about Daniel and VS Talent, please visit their website, where you can also contact him. 


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