Nolan Partners is the leading specialist Executive Search firm dedicated to the sport and sport related industries.

Nolan Partners was founded in 2006 to address the gap in the market for an Executive Search firm focused wholly and exclusively on working with clients in sports and related sectors, such as entertainment, to help them find executives for business leadership roles. Since then, we have established an unrivalled reputation across the industry in fulfilling senior level recruitment mandates in a timely and innovative manner.

We work on an international basis with clients that range from world famous sporting clubs, governing bodies, professional leagues, venues, agencies, broadcasters and the major corporate organisations involved in sport. We have a proven track record of not only identifying talent from within the industry, but also of bringing talent from the wider commercial world into senior business roles in sport and related industries.

In response to changing demands in the market, we now have a performance practice helping clients acquire specialist technical/performance talent such as technical and sporting directors, talent identification and scouting specialists, sports medicine and science specialists. This sits alongside our sports and entertainment executive practices - where we continue to find senior leaders such as chairmen, chief executives and c-suite officers - as a core part of our business.

Our business is truly global, having worked with clients from the UK, Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia and having shortlisted and placed candidates from around the world.

We believe that Nolan Partners’ track record of working collaboratively with clients is world class, as evidenced by our client testimonials, and we encourage all potential clients to ask our existing clients about the quality and value of our service. If you are in sports or a related industry and looking to fill a Senior Executive role, please contact us.


Sports - Corporate

Nolan Partners was the first specialist firm dedicated to the provision of search to the business of sport. Our knowledge in this sector is unparalleled and we have delivered results for rights holders, sporting clubs, governing bodies, professional leagues, venues, sponsors and corporate organisations across a wide range of sports and international arenas.

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Sports - Performance

On the Performance side of the business, Nolan Partners has worked with world famous clubs, teams, governing bodies, federations and leagues to identify top performance talent.

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Nolan Partners have developed a strong track record, partnering businesses in the converging media, gaming and content and entertainment sectors, internationally. As the sectors have evolved and matured, increasingly the best people play the biggest role in making any business a success in such a rapidly changing, fast paced and disruptive environment. Working with global NASDAQ and FTSE clients, VC’s, Broadcasters, Gaming Operators and technology business we have developed a comprehensive knowledge and understanding across the market. .

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