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.
Head of Recruitment and Athlete Manager
Jacob has played rugby for both Wasps and Bath academy while shadowing his father, who was the Director of Rugby at Bath Rugby at the time. He was educated at Harrow School in London where he played most of his rugby.
After leaving school Jacob was appointed Head of Rugby at Rishworth school and boarding assistant. He set up a successful rugby programme in his time as a coach at the school and developed relationships with local clubs while at the same time coaching in the Yorkshire Carnegie Academy.
Jacob then progressed his career in playing and coaching in USA where he helped in the formation of a professional rugby club called Dallas Griffins.
Jacob’s knowledge of the player pathway and dedication to his athletes is second to none.
David Mishra-Newbery BA, MBA
Head of Commercial
Responsible for Sponsorships, Partnerships, Collaborations, Brand Strategy & Development at Furyan Sport.
David is a brand and commercial strategist with a passion for innovation, collaboration and results. After completing his MBA in International Luxury Brand Management (ESSEC, Paris), he joined Procter and Gamble where he spent 8 years delivering high growth and award winning perfume initiatives for brands such as Hugo Boss, Lacoste and Dunhill.
More recently David has been running his own social enterprise and brand marketing consultancy working across the private sector and non-profit sector supporting NGOs, UN agencies, and local associations with their brand strategies and partnerships. This has led David to get more involved in regional and national sports, which harnesses his love of sports and performance. David is a passionate sportsman as well as a seasoned yogi.
David’s approach is to work with each athlete to understand their core values (on and off ‘the pitch’) and then based on current consumer and brand dynamics, develop winning strategies that capture immediate opportunities and cultivate long term value and meaning. David is currently based in Geneva, Switzerland where he will lead Furyan’s commercial development.