Sports & Entertainment

Unlocking Leadership Excellence in the Sports and Entertainment Markets: ECAP’s Executive Search Expertise

New ownership and multi-sport experienced owners are rapidly growing in the sector. Thinking must now flow across your entire business strategy and culture; it’s not enough for it to be the domain of your marketing and sales team. New technologies, business models and new entrants are transforming Sport, Leisure and Entertainment. Understanding the cross-pollination of leadership between technology and industry players can introduce mission-driven in and out-of-industry executives who will help you stay ahead of the game.

At ecap We deliver true leadership advisory solutions for Clubs, Boards, Executive teams, shareholders, and Investors within the Sports and entertainment space. 

We will connect you with our global team of experts who have extensive experience in leadership assessment, people consulting and senior, specialist, and niche executive appointments. 

We also build and deliver targeted talent assessment programs, giving you the insight and confidence to make effective decisions and implement optimal structures. 

In an era of tremendous disruption and increasing demands, the need for transformational leadership has never been more critical within sports and entertainment. Our expertise lies in accessing and identifying top external talent, as well as supporting the development of leaders within organizations. 

This is what sets ecap apart.

ecap has direct experience in the sports and entertainment industries, giving us unparalleled insight into the unique challenges faced by our clients. We have been on the front lines and understand the fast-paced nature of these dynamic sectors. With our global reach we offer access to an unmatched variety of perspectives, enabling us to provide you with comprehensive guidance grounded in real-world knowledge.

At ecap, we recognize that the sports and entertainment markets require adaptable and forward-thinking leadership. Our personalized approach ensures that we seek the right talent to address the specific challenges of today, while also safeguarding and equipping your organization for the future. Whether you need leaders to navigate new owners and multi -sport franchise shareholders, tackle fan experience and engagement, onboard data and technology intelligence, drive business transformation, or meet the ever-changing demands of consumers, we are here to offer solutions that go beyond mere transactions. We dive deep, understanding the composition of your organisation to identify the leaders who will excel and thrive to best fit and be successful in your unique culture.   

Our executive search capabilities in the sports and entertainment markets cover a wide range of roles and situations. From C-suite executives to functional leaders and specialized talent, we have a track record of successfully placing top-tier executives in these industries. Whether it’s sports franchises, entertainment studios, media companies, event organizations, or emerging technology ventures, we understand the diverse needs of our clients and leverage our network to identify exceptional leaders who can drive innovation, growth, and success.

At ecap, our commitment to excellence goes beyond the search process. We aim to build long-term partnerships with our clients, providing ongoing support and guidance as you navigate the ever-evolving landscape of the sports and entertainment markets. Our executive search expertise is designed to help you unlock leadership excellence, elevate your organization, and stay ahead of the competition.

With our global network we have access to a diverse range of perspectives and talent pools across the globe. Our ability to tap into international markets and identify exceptional leaders from diverse backgrounds sets us apart and enables us to provide comprehensive solutions to our clients in the sports and entertainment industries.

At ecap, we have a proven track record of excellence in executive search within the sports and entertainment industries. Our deep understanding of the unique demands and intricacies of these dynamic sectors allows us to identify and place top-tier executives who drive innovation, maximize performance, and elevate organizations to new heights. Here is an overview of our track record, highlighting the types of roles we have successfully placed and the companies and situations we have worked with.

We have a track record of placing exceptional executives in key leadership positions within sports franchises, entertainment studios, media companies, event organizations, and emerging technology ventures. These roles include CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, CIOs, and other senior executives who bring strategic vision, industry expertise, and a proven ability to drive success in the sports and entertainment sectors.

Functional and Departmental Leadership: Beyond C-suite placements, we have successfully sourced and placed executives in various functional roles including Heads of Analysis, Heads of Performance, Heads of Sports Medicine, Heads of Academy, Heads of Operations, and more. We understand the criticality of building robust leadership teams across all areas of your organization.

Within the entertainment sector, we have successfully sourced and placed executives in the music industry, production companies, broadcasters, and digital media organizations. Our track record includes identifying leaders with the vision and expertise to navigate the evolving landscape of content creation,

Sports & Entertainment Consultants

Julia Skan

Client Partner

Daniel Murphy

Senior Managing Partner

Aslı Atakulu

Senior Client Partner

Kelly Sutton

Business Operations & Client Administration


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