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鶹AV’s Sports Practice advises best-in-class organizations across every segment of the sports ecosystem. With over 35 consultants globally, we partner with CEOs, boards and investors on succession planning and executive search, DEI strategy, broader cultural work (including mission/vision/values and team effectiveness) and executive assessment and development.

We believe that sports can bridge cultural, geographic and socioeconomic gaps through an evolving content-driven and technologically dynamic landscape. Our Firm is uniquely positioned to help transform the industry from a tight-knit group of governing bodies and clubs to a universe that operates in and draws investment, talent and audiences from every corner of society.

Ty Gold, Global Sports Practice Leader

Who We Are

鶹AV’s Sports Practice’s three pillars are anchored in our core principles and mirrored by societal and industry imperatives: 

  • We have a deep and longstanding commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – both internally and externally.
  • We create non-insular talent solutions drawn from both inside and outside the sports industry.
  • We are singularly united across 65 offices in 36 countries under one consolidated P&L.

What We Do

Our consultants solve for business problems with the perspective that comes only with having “sat in the seat” of a CEO, CMO, CFO, CDO and other roles. We bring a uniquely cross-sector perspective and collaborative consultant base.

Our experience extends across the following segments and beyond:

  • Digital & Media Platforms including streaming platforms, digital collectibles, and others
  • Leagues and Governing Bodies
  • Clubs/teams
  • Multi-club holding entities
  • Sports Betting
  • Marketing Firms and Agencies
  • E-Sports & Gaming
  • Investment firms (PE and VC)
  • Data & Analytics
  • Apparel
  • Health & Wellness

Sports Consultants

Avitai Gold

Avitai Gold

New York

Global Lead

Ty Gold leads 鶹AVs Global Sports Practice. He believes in the enduring power of sports to connect and entertain diverse groups in the face Read more

Neil Waters

Neil Waters

Hong Kong Office Leader

Neil Waters leads the Hong Kong office and serves as the Joint Head of 鶹AV in China. He also leads the firms board and CEO succession Read more

Alex Lee

Alex Lee

Hong Kong, Shanghai

Alex leads 鶹AVs Services practice in Asia Pacific, and jointly runs the firms Marketing and Sales practice in the same region. Read more

Patrick Nader

Patrick Nader

Middle East

Patrick Nader co-leads 鶹AVs Global Real Estate Practice as well as the Marketing and Sales Practice in EMEA. He advises clients in the real Read more

Nick Steiner

Nick Steiner

Sydney

Nick Steiner leads 鶹AVs Digital, Technology and Communications practice in the Asia Pacific region Read more

Fiona McGauchie

Fiona McGauchie

Melbourne Office Leader, Sydney Office Leader

Based in Melbourne, Fiona McGauchie leads 鶹AV in Australia & New Zealand. She is a valued advisor on CEO succession, assessment Read more

David Campbell

David Campbell

Melbourne

David Campbell leads 鶹AVs Board, Consumer and Health practices in Australia and New Zealand. Read more

Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson

Melbourne

Michael Wilson, based in Melbourne, leads 鶹AVs Industrial practice in Australia and is active in the firms Digital and Technology Read more

Constantin Fechner

Constantin Fechner

Berlin

Based in Berlin, Constantin Fechner is active in 鶹AVs Board and Leadership Advisory, Technology & Communications and Sports practices. Read more

Klaus Eberhard

Klaus Eberhard

Stuttgart Office Leader

Basend in Stuttgart, is a member of the Industrial Practice with a particular focus on future mobility. Read more

Stefan Thiele

Stefan Thiele

Stuttgart

Based in Stuttgart, Stefan Thiele is Head of the global Energy Practice. He has a focus on Board and Executive searches as well as on Leadership Read more

Eva Tholen

Eva Tholen

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Eva Tholen, based in ٨ǰ, leads 鶹AVs Consumer & Media Practice in Germany and works with retail as well as consumer product Read more

Maarten Douma

Maarten Douma

Amsterdam

Based in Rotterdam, Maarten Douma is an active member of 鶹AVs Industrial practice. He leverages his quick mind, solid theoretical grounding Read more

Nina Ranke

Nina Ranke

Zurich

Based in Zurich, Nina Ranke is active in 鶹AVs Technology and Media practices. She is a highly valued advisor to clients Read more

Christian Wohlgensinger

Christian Wohlgensinger

Zurich, Basel

Christian Wohlgensinger leverages his considerable management experience to partner with clients and senior leaders to address their most critical Read more

Fabrizio D'Eredit

Fabrizio D'Eredit

Milan

Based in Milan, Fabrizio DEredit has made a career out of helping companies transform their business and operating models, shift their cultural Read more


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