A DEDICATED TEAM OF EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS


MEET OUR TEAM AT QUORUM

At Quorum we have an experienced team of advisors offering a unique unrivalled and highly personalised service. Former professionals, coaches and experienced advisors our team have years of experience in the Football industry.

Imre Varadi

Imre@imrevaradi.com

Director & FA Licensed Intermediary

A Quorum Director, Imre played for the some of the biggest teams in the English game, including Manchester City, Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United, and Sheffield Wednesday, performing at the top level during an 18 year career.
After he retired from football he became a Fully Qualified FIFA Licensed Agent, spending over 19 years for a large Sports Management Agency. He also has the very first and unique Licensed number V001.
Imre is dedicated to protecting and nurturing young talent, guiding you to the path of success and handpicking the opportunities to achieve your long-term goals.
He has now decided to use his vast experience and passion to join the Quorum team where his knowledge and contacts in the game will prove invaluable for Quorum and clients alike.

Pat Deane

Patrick@quorum-sports.com

FA Licensed Intermediary

Pat has over 26 years experience in advising Sports Professionals particularly in the Football industry including some of the leading names in the game.

Pat passed the FIFA agents exam and is responsible for contract negotiations and recruitment, his experience, contacts and reputation in Football ensures Quorum players and sportspeople have an advantage above other agencies.

His philosophy in providing a player and their family long term honest loyal guidance throughout their career, by putting the players needs above that of the agents has resulted in relationships with players and managers now spanning decades.

Pat has been authorised by the FA to represent minors.

Shaun Shields

Shaun@quorum-sports.com

UK Football Consultant

Shaun has been with Quorum Sports from the beginning. After graduating with a degree in Business Management and French, Shaun spent 5 years working in the football industry  gaining vital experience before joining Quorum.

Shaun is responsible for scouting & recruitment at Quorum, his in-depth knowledge of the game and ability to spot the potential in a player make him a huge asset to the Quorum team.

Shaun is also tasked with looking after some of the young professionals at  Quorum, liaising with each player and their families, assisting with the off field requirements of the each individual.

Shaun also manages the London office on a daily basis.

 

Gary McSwegan

Gary@quorum-sports.com

Football Consultant

A former International, Gary heads up our operations in Scotland. As a striker, Gary had a successful 20 year playing career in Scotland and England representing clubs like Rangers, Dundee United, Hearts, Notts County & Luton Town amongst others as well as representing the Scottish National Team.

Since retiring in 2009, Gary spent time scouting for Rangers, Preston North End and St Johnstone. Gary is also a UEFA qualified coach and has been involved in coaching since retiring. He has also acted as an ambassador for Show Racism the red card in Scotland before moving into the player representation side of the game.

With years of experience on all fronts, Gary is now head of operations in Scotland for Quorum Sports.

Jason Guy

FA Licensed Intermediary

Born in 1977, Jason has worked in the world of Recruitment for over 20 years, running his own business for 17 of them and over the last 4 years has transferred these skills to become an FA Registered Intermediary. Jason has actively placed players at 5 levels of the football pyramid, offering a bespoke service to the differing needs and demands of each player whatever level they aspire to play at.  Jason understands that if a player isn’t managed to their full potential football can be a short and unforgiving career therefore it’s imperative that each of his clients are offered unparalleled commitment and sound advice.

Jason’s focus is to build relationships and earn trust with the aim to enable each player to make the right decision ensuring career progression.

Thomas Beaurepaire

French Football Consultant

Based in France for Quorum Sports, Thomas was born in Nantes.
He played in France until the age of 21 before moving to the UK, playing two seasons in the North of England for different Non-League sides.

Thomas returned to France in 2017 where he graduated with a Masters Degree in Business. He then focused on creating pathways for French footballers who wised to pursue a career in the UK.

Fluent in French and English, Thomas is acting as a football consultant for the french-speaking players and the French market.

Mehmet Berk Yüzüak

Licenced Intermediary

Mehmet Berk Yüzüak was born in Istanbul. He graduated from Haliç University Sports Academy and also has a UEFA C coaching license. He is a qualified scout and has a certificate from the gutto.biz Scout program. Between 2008 and 2012 he played for Besiktas JK, where he progressed through the ranks to the first team and was then transferred to Konyaspor.
In 2010, he won first place in a competition named ‘ Target Master ‘ organized y Nike and participated in training with the youth team of Juventus.
In 2014 he was forced to prematurely end his football career due to injury and has since remained actively involved in football. Two years ago he attained his intermediary license from the Turkish Football Federation, number 0311.

Rhys Davies

Rhys@quorum-sports.com

FA Licensed Intermediary

Rhys is an experienced sports agent and negotiator, and is a licensed FA Intermediary at Quorum Sports. Before founding his own sports management company in 2012, Rhys had a successful corporate career brokering multi-million-pound deals for some of the world’s largest technology and media companies. Rhys is recognised as an industry leading agent specialising in player contracts and commercial deals. He has scouted and career managed many world class and elite athletes across football and rugby, as well as numerous Olympians. Rhys’ approach is about the ‘whole player’, on and off the pitch, and he has mentored dozens of sportspeople in ‘high performance’ and in planning for life outside sport. Rhys is authorised to represent minors.

Eric Grimes

Eric@quorum-sports.com

Football Consultant

A former U21 Republic of Ireland International. Eric has played for the likes of Leeds United, Cork City and Derry City.
Since retiring from professional football Eric has pursued a career as a chartered accountant which enables him to give sound advice about players taxes, personal finances and investments.
Eric believes in building close relationships with clients to offer them a unique, genuine and bespoke service tailored to the individual. He uses his past experiences as a player to help guide others along throughout their football journey.

Kalkeren Kieran

Football Scout - Ireland

Kalkeren has previously worked as an academy scout for clubs such as Blackpool FC. He also has experience working with numerous top-flight clubs within the Netherlands, Belgium and further afield.
Kalkeren holds a Business Management degree, having graduated from the Dundalk Institute of Technology. He brings his experience, knowledge and passion for football to Quorum Sports. Kalkeren plays an important role in identifying talented young players and watches matches on a weekly basis in Ireland and Northern Ireland on behalf of Quorum Sports.

Stephen Kane

Stephen@quorum-sports.com

Football Scout - Scotland

A talented player, Stephen was in the Motherwell academy for five and a half years before moving on to Alloa Athletic as well as experiencing football abroad with a spell in Malta.

Stephen explored a career outside of football and is fully qualified in manufacturing engineering.

Stephen joined the Quorum team in January 2020 covering all games in Scotland up and down the country. Working alongside Gary McSwegan, together they manage Quorum’s operations in Scotland, looking after clients daily, as well as scouting and identifying new talent in the country.

Will Hoskins

Player Consultant

Recently retired from playing, Will joins the Quorum Team with a wealth of experience at all levels of the game. A striker, Will rose through the ranks Rotherham United where he made an instant impact at 17 scoring twice against Wigan in what was only his 2nd senior game. After four years in the Rotherham team, Premier League Watford came calling and Will made the move making his debut in January 2007 against Liverpool. Moves to Bristol Rovers, Brighton and Exeter followed where Will has gained vast experience in at all levels of the game in England. Prior to retirement, Will spent time playing in Australia. Throughout his career Will had a fantastic goal scoring record as a striker scoring record, scoring at every level he played at.
Will now embarks on a new challenge, where he shares his knowledge and experience from his playing days onto Quorum’s clients to help them on and off the pitch.

Gerry Goodall

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Football Scout - Northern Ireland

Gerry has been appointed as Quorum’s representative in Northern Ireland, bringing a wealth of experience.

He represented Northern Ireland at youth International level and played for a number of years in the Irish league. Gerry is an IFA qualified coach and experienced in grass roots football having managed teams in the Northern Amateur League & Mid Ulster Divisions. Currently an integral part of the Glenavy youth FC, Gerry wishes to enhance the development of youth from all backgrounds

Mark Russell

Performance Consultant

Mark is an experienced and accredited top-level mental skills coach and performance consultant. A former professional rugby player, he represented England A and played for London Harlequins and Blackheath in a playing career spanning over 15 years. He now works with players, coaches and clubs in a number of different sports in UK and internationally. The goal is simple – to help players perform with greater consistency and progress faster. He is passionate about helping players understand how to conquer fears, achieve peak performance and reach their full potential. His proven tools and techniques in his unique ‘Football Mental Toughness Programme’ enables players to improve focus, composure, and confidence – so they can become the best player they can be!

Dario Grana

Spanish Consultant

Dario is our Spanish Scout, focusing on identifying new talent in Spanish speaking countries. Originally from A Coruña in Spain, Dario has lived in Switzerland, USA and London working in Tax and Investments for a number of years and currently spends his time between London and Spain.

Fluent in Spanish and English his language skills also play a crucial role in assisting the company in its day to day operations.

Marina Majdek

Balkan Consultant

A native of Croatia, Marina acts as a consultant to Quorum Sports. She comes from a football background, her father played professionally in Croatia for years. Together they have an in depth knowledge of the Balkan football market. Marina holds a Masters degree in Communications Management.

Stephen Williams

Football Scout

Stephen is an FA qualified coach who has been coaching at various levels over the past 30 years.

Keen to continue his education in the game, he is in the process of obtaining his latest qualification, his UEFA B badge.

A keen eye for spotting young talent, Stephen acts as a scout for Quorum.

 

Duncan Webster

Director

Duncan is an experienced tax advisor who is skilled in researching, analysing and interpreting tax legislation here in the UK and internationally having set up his own tax advisory boutique which has been operating for many years now in the city of London.

Duncan’s plays a vital role in ensuring all Quorum clients tax affairs are up to date enabling the player to focus fully on football matters.

 

 

 

 

Adrian Brennan

FA Licensed Intermediary

An FA Registered Intermediary, Adrian joined the Quorum team in April 2021 to develop our operations in Scotland.

Prior to joining Quorum, Adrian spent 10 years working at another UK football agency, where he was involved in over 50 professional deals throughout UK and world football.

Adrian speaks fluent Spanish and French and has a background in international business and education.

Having previously worked in Spain, France and China, and with a strong network of global contacts, he will play a key role in developing Quorum’s activities internationally, as well as in Scotland, where he will work closely with our existing consultants, Stephen Kane and Gary McSwegan.

Freni Opacak

Agent in Balkan Region

Based in Croatia, Freni joined the Quorum team in 2021. A holder of a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management, Freni studied in Croatia before obtaining an International Diploma in Austria. Fluent in English, he has been working in Football for the past six years, working on numerous transfers in his home country and throughout Europe and from 2016 he has owned and operated his own agency in Croatia.

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