Daniel Sillman

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Born1989
Alma mater
  • Ross School of Business
  • University of Michigan
OccupationChief Executive Officer

Daniel Sillman (born 1989) is the Chief Executive Officer of Relevent Sports Group,[1] the live soccer events and media company that owns and operates the International Champions Cup (ICC).[2][3] Sillman studied finance at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.[2][4] While there he started his own firm, Compass Management Group, which offered financial services to athletes and entertainers, including Brandon Graham, who later played for the Philadelphia Eagles.[2] After selling Compass in 2014, Sillman joined RSE Ventures, a private investment firm owned by Stephen M. Ross. In 2017 he led the strategy to bring El Clásico, the iconic game between Barcelona and Real Madrid, to the US in pre-season for the first time, and outside of Spain for the second time in 100 years. Following the match, in July 2017 Sillman became the CEO of Relevent Sports Group.[2] In August 2018 Sillman negotiated a 15-year joint venture deal on behalf of Relevent with La Liga, with the goal of promoting soccer in Canada and the US.[4] Sillman was included on Forbes’s “30 Under 30 2018: Sports” list[5] and Sports Business Journal’s 2019 “Forty Under 40” list.[4] In June 2020 Sillman was interviewed by Ian Thomas on his Front Office Sports program Fundamentals with Ian Thomas.[6] Also in June 2020 he was interviewed on the "At Home with Leaders" podcast.[7] In November 2020, RSG, in partnership with Film 45[8] released its first full-length documentary on ESPN[9] called "My Name is Ada Hegerberg," about a Norwegian female soccer player. Sillman who is the executive producer of the film, said that the unique nature of Hegerberg's story is what made RSG decide to make the film.[10] In December 2020 Sillman was featured in an article in Sueddeutsche Zeitung discussing the future of European football in the U.S. and Relevent's role in promoting it.[11]

References

  1. Shea, Bill. "ICC still plans to bring European clubs to U.S. venues in 2021". The Athletic. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Thomas, Ian (1 October 2018). "Daniel Sillman, Relevent's 29-year-old CEO, has bold plans". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2020-04-27.
  3. Jacob Kopnick, Summer Managing Sports Editor. "Michigan alum Daniel Sillman on mission to popularize soccer in the states". The Michigan Daily. Retrieved 2020-04-27.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Forty Under 40: Daniel Sillman". www.sportsbusinessdaily.com. Retrieved 2020-04-27.
  5. "Daniel Sillman". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  6. "Fundamentals: Relevent Sports Group CEO Daniel Sillman". Front Office Sports. 2020-06-23. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  7. "Podcast: At home with Leaders - Danny Sillman". Leaders. 2020-06-18. Retrieved 2020-12-17.
  8. "Streaming Now Exclusively on ESPN+: My Name is Ada Hegerberg Featuring Norway's Female Soccer Star". ESPN Press Room U.S. 2020-11-19. Retrieved 2020-11-24.
  9. "Spain: Norwegian soccer star Ada Hegerberg fights internal battle". ESPN.com. 2020-11-19. Retrieved 2020-11-24.
  10. Wrack, Suzanne (2020-11-19). "Ada Hegerberg: 'I'm coming back to reconquer my position in football'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-11-24.
  11. Cáceres, Javier. "Ungebrochenes Interesse". Süddeutsche.de (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2020-12-28.

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