Meet the Team
BA (Hons), MSc.
Director and Head of Athlete Development
Registered Football Association Intermediary & Registered Rugby Football Union Agent
Jesse’s life has revolved around professional sport and education, a former elite gymnast and international rugby player; representing the USA in the Rugby World Cup in 1999, whilst also playing professionally in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere.
Jesse is a RFU Level Four Rugby Union Coach, and has worked in the professional arena in Association Football and Rugby Union. Athlete development is his passion and he has a vast amount of experience in a wide range of sports in this field, with male and female athletes. In recent years Jesse has been Director of Sport and Head of Rugby and Sports Science at a leading independent school, as well as managing very large elite sporting programmes. He has identified and managed a number of very high profile international athletes in a range of sports through the years, and continues to support their careers long after they retire.
He developed Furyan Sports Management to do things differently in the work space, and his combination of work ethic, integrity and passion for his athletes is second to none. The unique experience of international sportsman, coach and mentor enables Jesse to connect with his athletes on a very personal level, in order to develop the individual as well as the athlete and their families.
BA Hons Marketing
Head of Commercial Partnerships
James’s has spent the last 15 years within the luxury goods marketplace developing brands globally and prior to that recruiting senior marketing and sales individuals into the IT and Telecoms space.
He has been building key commercial partnerships over the last 20 years in Europe, North America and middle East with brands across the following sectors: Legal, Automotive, Consultancy, Financial Services, Luxury Goods, Broadcasting and Travel.
Having played rugby, tennis and athletics at county level and hockey at university in Southampton, James has always had sport in his heart.
James spends his spare time watching his son developing his Judo skills or playing rugby and going running or climbing with his daughter. Both of his kids seem to have picked up the sporting bug from him.
Head of the Global Rugby Division
Mark has a distinguished rugby coaching career spanning 25 years during which time he has developed players at the highest level. A former head coach of Auckland, Ulster and Canada. Mark was also the head coach of New Zealand’s winning Under 20s World Cup team from 2008 – 2011, with many of those players going on to play international rugby for New Zealand.
With a deep understanding of player development and top flight rugby, Mark offers young athletes a unique opportunity to be the best they can be.
“Coaching has given me the insight into the issues and problems players come across in professional rugby, players need balance and to be challenged, not be ignored”.
Mark shares the Furyan philosophy. He brings honesty, energy and dedication and will work with us to develop the future of today’s athletes.