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Carsten joined Synergy in 2010 and focuses on helping brands to maximise the strategic value of sponsorship. As a former Global Sponsorship Director at Thomson Reuters and Head of Strategic Relationships at Manchester United, he knows both sides of the sponsorship fence, and his experience in strategy consulting, brand management, innovation and management – he has an MBA from INSEAD – make him ideally qualified to advise clients on how to align business and sponsorship strategies. He loves pretty much every sport, and having grown up in Chicago, remains mildly obsessed by the Bears, Cubs, Bulls and Blackhawks.
CEO - USA
Dominic has 20 years’ experience of developing and implementing sponsorships across the world on behalf of a diverse portfolio of brands. Before re-joining Synergy as CEO USA he was Bacardi’s first-ever Global Sport Director, where he was responsible for the strategy and activation of all global sports partnerships for the company’s stable of brands, including Martini’s partnership with Williams F1. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Synergy in London, advising a wide range of clients and playing a key role in driving the growth of the agency. He originally joined Synergy from the marketing team at the Lawn Tennis Association. Dominic is a fervent believer in sport as a platform to help brands claim a share of life with their consumers – especially Millennials – through innovative and disruptive activation.
Lisa has 15 years’ experience of advising major brands across sports and entertainment properties, specialising in the creative development and delivery of integrated activation campaigns. Lisa is the strategic and creative lead for Synergy's women's sport work and has been fundamental to the success of the ground-breaking SSE sponsorship of the Women’s FA Cup. Other campaigns include: Standard Life Investments’ British & Irish Lions and Worldwide Ryder Cup partnerships, BMW & England Rugby and Emirates & RWC 2015. Prior to Synergy Lisa was at the Ladies European Tour, where she was a key member of the Solheim Cup project team.
Associate Director of Comms
Kate joined Synergy five years ago, after several years working in consumer PR across some of the world’s leading brands. During her time at Synergy Kate has been responsible for leading integrated sponsorship campaigns across a variety of sports and clients including the RBS 6 Nations, Aberdeen Standard Investment’s partnership with both the Ryder Cup and British & Irish Lions, MARTINI's global campaign supporting their title sponsorship of Williams MARTINI Racing and BMW's partnership with RFU. More recent work includes the launch of Mitsubishi’s Motors as England Rugby’s Official Performance Partner and Under Armour’s win campaign around the Anthony Joshua v Klitschko fight earlier this year as well as Synergy's pioneering work in women's sport.
Josh spends his days helping clients embrace socially supercharged sponsorship. He’s been working in content marketing, branding and design across sport, music, fashion, film and the arts for over 15 years. Formerly a Creative Director, Josh moved over to digital in 2010 when the pull of being able to reach so many with beautifully crafted work became irresistible. Career highlights include establishing Oakley’s sports marketing offering in the Middle East, designing the UX of the world’s first real-time content app for sports stadia and starting up the first agency to specialise in sponsorship and social media.
Director of Consulting
Tom joined Synergy in 2010 from IMG, where he worked for 8 years in the Football and Consulting Divisions. An expert in sponsorship strategy and campaign planning, his advice for brands is grounded in over a decade of sponsorship activation for the likes of O2, RBS, Coca-Cola, Powerade and Capital One. Alongside his position as Director of Consulting, Tom has taken on the mantle of Synergy FC Commercial Director, and makes it his duty to represent Synergy at every possible major sporting occasion.
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