The founder of Skillequal in 1997, David has built strong relationships with many stars of the game throughout the years, guiding international players such as Joe Cole and Michael Carrick through their whole careers. As a chartered accountant, he has taken care of contract, commercial deals, tax and investments along with everyday issues that arise in a footballer’s life. David has negotiated multi-million pound transfers and contracts during his time as an agent and his experience is a valuable asset to the company.
Manager and intermediary, John has a wealth of experience, having worked within the football industry for over 40 years. He spent 25 years at Tottenham Hotspur as academy manager and first-team chief scout, and the last 12 years with Skillequal. John has a terrific eye for young talent and is always on hand to give parents and players sound advice. Football runs in the family, with three of his grandsons having played the game and his son a Premier League professional for a decade.
Stuart made it as an apprentice and eventually a young professional at West Ham United before hanging up his boots to work at the East London club’s academy as an administrator. Skillequal snapped him up back in 2001 as an original FA Licensed Agent, and he has been an integral part of the team since. Using his knowledge and experience within the game to represent our international footballers, Stuart spends a lot of his time watching games around Europe and meeting promising talent.
Richard joined Skillequal in 2013 following a very good career as a professional footballer. The former midfielder won 25 international caps for Jamaica and played over 250 Championship games with clubs including, QPR, Cardiff City and Luton Town. Having hung up his boots in 2012, youth development is his real passion and he has had great success mentoring young future stars of the game. Fluent in French, Richard also plays a key role with some of our international players.
Kevin is an experienced intermediary having joined Skillequal back in 2003. He played county football for Essex in his younger days and also boasts a BA (Hons) Degree in Business Management, which sees him deal with the commercial aspects of the company both in the UK and abroad. With over 15 years in the industry, Kevin is an original FA Licensed Agent who has negotiated various transfers during his time.
A registered intermediary with 10 years in the industry and a great eye for talent, Lukasz is head of our scouting department in Poland. Having started his football journey as an academy player for Ruch Chorzow FC, Lukasz became a full-time professional with the club and had a loan spell at Rozwoj Katowice FC. Now his playing days are behind him, he has secured his UEFA B Licence and has been influential in bringing promising players from Poland to the UK.
Prior to joining the Skillequal team, Scott qualified from University with a Business Management Degree. Following this, he spent 10 successful years with the sports brand Umbro. Scott’s most recent position was focused on recruiting and managing players for the global brand to help drive commercial exposure. As a result, he joins Skillequal with a wealth of experience in negotiating and managing players and is a great asset to the team.