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The People

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MEET THE TEAM

We solve sports recruitment challenges and help the world of sport to become more open and interconnected. 

Every day is different. That’s because we try not to do what has already been done.
We’re renowned for our fresh and innovative approach to talent and we work with smart and imaginative people on challenging and inspiring projects.


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Darren Simmons

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Darren Simmons

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Darren founded The Executives In Sport Group and manages the business whilst overseeing all client projects. He takes a lead role in senior search assignments and previously worked in journalism and sports PR. Ensuring a first-class service for clients, his competitiveness is legendary, to the point of visiting the office whilst on holiday to defend his table tennis championship.

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Dan Reeves

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Dan Reeves

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Dan is an experienced Associate Director with a particular focus on Marketing, Technology and Operational roles within sport. A keen Rugby and Motorsport fan, he leads our major projects team when a number of people are required at once, often involving the creation of assessment centres on client sites and behavioural profiling. Outside of work he’s a keen Kayaker with a fear of flying!

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Davey Blofield

HEAD OF RESEARCH

Davey Blofield

HEAD OF RESEARCH

Davey is Head of Research, tasked with hunting for the very best talent across sport and the wider business world. Relentless in his pursuit, if you haven’t had a call from Davey, you probably will do at some stage! The love of his life is Manchester United, and he’s recently completed his MSc in Sports Management and is using his newly found spare time to get on his bike, and regularly lose his wallet!

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Tom Beswick

SENIOR RESEARCHER

Tom Beswick

SENIOR RESEARCHER

Tom is Senior Researcher at The Executives In Sport Group, with a particular focus on operational roles within sport. Working on a global scale, he’s an encyclopedia of stadia related stats. If you work in a sporting venue and haven’t already spoken with Tom you probably soon will! A Manchester United supporter, his beloved wife is a professional cake maker with a specialism in sports related cakes!

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Rob Rishman

RESEARCHER

Rob Rishman

RESEARCHER

Rob is our latest signing, joining the team as Researcher. With a passion for sport and a background studying Business & Management at University, he’s tasked with researching where the most talented individuals to work in sport may currently be. Outside of work he has a passion for amateur film making and his favourite actor is Liam Neeson, quite apt given that both he and Liam have “a particular set of skills…..and will find you!”

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Kim Dando

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Kim Dando

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Kim is our Commercial Director and has a great track record placing senior hires in Media, Content and Digital recruitment. She works closely with Darren and Dan on senior search assignments in sport and helps bridge the ever closing gap between Sports and Digital Media.  A keen Scuba diver and proud (!?) Arsenal fan Kim is adamant she will one day convince her husband to allow their daughter to also be a Gooner...    

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Emma Holloway

Marketing Executive

Emma Holloway

Marketing Executive

Emma is our Marketing Guru, managing our social and digital channels and helping to ensure that sports organisations know exactly what we do / how we do it and individuals know when their dream job is on our books!  A lifelong Portsmouth supporter, we’re hoping she can have as much impact for us as her favourite player Brett Pitman does for her beloved team!

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Who We Work With

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WHAT'S BEEN SAID ABOUT US?

It was really painful before you guys came along!


Chief Executive, Football

I thought recruitment agencies were all the same but The Executives In Sport Group proved me wrong. They are warm, professional and genuine. They really cared about my needs and what I was looking for. I’m over the moon with my new role.


Commercial Director, National Governing Body

You’re helping us achieve our ultimate goal. Finding us people who help transform our club and business.


HR Director, Premier League Football Club

The best sports recruitment agency I have dealt with, bar none.


Commercial Director, Premier League Football Club

They’ve given us more presence on the global stage to attract the best talent. That’s priceless in such a competitive world as ours.


Head of HR, Premier League Football Club

Moving jobs can be extremely stressful and confusing but they made the whole process stress-free. The role was a perfect fit, levels of contact were first-class and they kept in touch during my first few months to make sure a smooth transition.


Head of Membership, National Governing Body

They understand the kind of people we need. They mention a few names straight away and have them on the phone later that day. You can’t buy contacts like that.


Managing Director, Sports Sponsorship Consultancy

A recruitment agency that genuinely cares about my career – it’s how recruitment should be done.


Head of Ticketing – Champion’s League Football Club

You’ve added a level of professionalism that I didn’t think was possible from a recruiter.


Head of HR, County Championship Cricket Club

From the first phone call I was amazed by the friendliness and professionalism of the consultant handling the opportunity. Always ready to help, providing consistent feedback at speed, and they got me a great job in the sport I love and played. Thank you.


Commercial Director, Pro14 Rugby Club

Productivity shot up because we could focus on running our club and leave the experts to hire great people. As well as great talent they give us back that most valuable commodity – TIME!


Chief Executive, Pro14 Rugby Club

We have very impromptu demands but they’ve always delivered within our timeline. They know the market and who’s out there, so they suggest possible candidates straight away. They’ve given us some of our best people.


HR Director, Global Sports Broadcaster

I tell all my friends and colleagues in sport about The Executives In Sport Group. They did a brilliant job for me and I feel like I should spread the word! Top class!


Head of Stadium Operations, Premier League Football Club

Executives In Sport Group has the best pool of contacts and talent – it’s a no-brainer for us.


Chief Executive, Championship Football Club

I love my new job! Executives In Sport Group matched both my skills and personality to the right role and company. I never thought I’d find a job I feel so passionately about.


Head of Marketing, Championship Football Club

They just get us. They get our culture and who’s going to thrive in it. I wouldn’t ask anyone else to represent us at the C-Suite level.


Head of People, International Sports Venue

The consultant wasn’t just looking to fill a role in front of him. He really understood what my next move needed to be and helped me think about what I wanted for my career in the long term. I’ve never experienced a recruitment agency like it.


Head of Content, Premier League Football Club