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Inspirus Sports Management Team

Having each personally aligned with the strategic goal of Inspirus Sports to bring American College Sports onto the International Stage, the incumbents of the Inspirus Sports Management Team have established surety with all the key stakeholders in the USA. We work with our clients and partners to bring unmatched experiences in sports, events and media to the world.

When these collaborative relationships are coupled with over 50 years of combined experience in US style event management, TV production and broadcasting, marketing and sponsorship, as well as over three decades of commercial success within a highly regulated context, the output is an aspirational, yet well-balanced, experienced management and leadership team.

Gareth Maguire

Chair and Founder

As the Co-Founder of Sport Changes Life Foundation (SCLF), Gareth is the driving force behind the ethos and culture of the organisation. Gareth has secured significant funding over the years for the SCLF and was instrumental in securing the Harlem Globe Trotters visit to Belfast. His unique vision and drive has seen the successful roll out of the Victory Scholars programme and laterally the Belfast Invitational event.

Steven Bowman

Managing DIRECTOR USA

Steven brings senior level corporate experience to the Inspirus team. Amongst a number of senior management positions Steven has been a senior executive in the global markets group at JP Morgan and Citigroup. Most recently as Managing Director Global Head of Investor Client management and NA Fixed Income Sales at JP Morgan. At Citigroup he was Managing Director, Global Head of Hedge Fund Services and Global Futures, Head European Fixed Income Business Group, Global Head of Fixed Incomes Sales. Most recently Steven was President of Aesir Capital Management, SEC registered investment advisor. He is on the Board of Directors of 4C Health Solutions, a healthcare technology company. He is a Board Member of the Boomer Esiason Foundation and Vice President of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Sports Foundation at Brown University USA.

Scott McCarthy

CEO

Scott is a highly experienced international leader who has lived and worked in seven countries.  He previously served as the Chief Executive of the British Judo Association, the Irish Basketball Association, and the Students' Union at the University of Southampton.  He began his career as a Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State.  He was the Captain of the basketball team in his senior year at Brown University and played professionally for a number of teams in Europe after graduation.  He is highly experienced in developing sports, fundraising and events management and will play a lead role in the future development of Inspirus Sports as a key member of the Senior Management Team.

Gary Lyons

COO

As COO, Gary operates at a senior executive level responsible for the strategic and corporate development of the business. Utilising his legal qualifications in law, compliance and mediation, Gary adds experienced senior managerial acumen to the execution of the business plan. With a master’s in international Commercial Law (LLM), Gary brings a wealth of experience in risk management, corporate and international commercial law.

Richard J. Ensor

Over three decades of experience within US intercollegiate sport, event management and law. Since 1990 Richard has been the Commissioner of the Metro Atlantic conference (MAAC). Richard has provided leadership in a period of transition and growth in intercollegiate athletics and the MAAC. Richard has a wealth of contacts and a proven track record of delivery within Collegiate sport and is a committed advocate to the benefits of the student athlete experience.

Dr Deirdre Brennan

Director of Education

Deirdre is a Professor of Physical Education and Sport at Ulster University, Belfast and co-founder of the Sport Changes Life Foundation. She specialises in the use of sport and physical activity as a tool for personal and community development. She was Director of the multi-awarding winning Ulster University Sports Outreach unit that designed, developed and delivered physical activity and health programs to at risk youth. Deirdre pioneered the Universities' Talented Athlete Program, International Sports Scholarship and the Victory Scholar Programs.

Mark Marais

TRAVEL Director

As one of the co-founders of Sport Changes Life Foundation (SCLF) Mark has been involved in all aspects of developing and growing the foundation, and also creating the Inspirus model. Mark has enjoyed a 25 year career in the specialist luxury travel and hotel accommodation market. Mark was responsible for all aspects of the travel portfolio for the 2017 and 2018 events and will manage all travel aspects of future Inspirus events.

Michelle Perry

Michelle has provided expertise and guidance to sport-related organisations focusing on strategic and business performance planning, event bidding and hosting strategies, event execution and sports facility analysis. Michelle has over 25 years of major event management experience including, 12 years at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) where she oversaw the NCAA’s Women’s Final Four.

Marc Mulholland

Executive Director & Executive Producer

Marc is a creative director with a background in advertising, marketing, media, film and tv production. Marc successfully delivered, the first of it’s kind, 2017 and 2018 event of the Belfast Basketball Classic. Delivering on all aspects of the event including; marketing strategy, directing event operations and broadcasting. Marc’s experience of media and TV saw him become executive producer, who negotiated and deliver the first ever live CBS Sports Network broadcasts of the Belfast classic in 2017 and 2018 to over circa 60 million homes across America. Marc will again showcase his unique talents in leading the Inspirus Event Series and the multi-media offerings of Inspirus Sports as he brings his expertise and creativity of the series to a global audience.

Gareth Maguire

Chair and Founder

As the Co-Founder of Sport Changes Life Foundation (SCLF), Gareth is the driving force behind the ethos and culture of the organisation. Gareth has secured significant funding over the years for the SCLF and was instrumental in securing the Harlem Globe Trotters visit to Belfast. His unique vision and drive has seen the successful roll out of the Victory Scholars programme and laterally the Belfast Invitational event.

Scott McCarthy

CEO

Scott is a highly experienced international leader who has lived and worked in seven countries.  He previously served as the Chief Executive of the British Judo Association, the Irish Basketball Association, and the Students' Union at the University of Southampton.  He began his career as a Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State.  He was the Captain of the basketball team in his senior year at Brown University and played professionally for a number of teams in Europe after graduation.  He is highly experienced in developing sports, fundraising and events management and will play a lead role in the future development of Inspirus Sports as a key member of the Senior Management Team.

Gary Lyons

COO

As COO, Gary operates at a senior executive level responsible for the strategic and corporate development of the business. Utilising his legal qualifications in law, compliance and mediation, Gary adds experienced senior managerial acumen to the execution of the business plan. With a master’s in international Commercial Law (LLM), Gary brings a wealth of experience in risk management, corporate and international commercial law.

Richard J. Ensor

Over three decades of experience within US intercollegiate sport, event management and law. Since 1990 Richard has been the Commissioner of the Metro Atlantic conference (MAAC). Richard has provided leadership in a period of transition and growth in intercollegiate athletics and the MAAC. Richard has a wealth of contacts and a proven track record of delivery within Collegiate sport and is a committed advocate to the benefits of the student athlete experience.

Prof. Deirdre Brennan

Deirdre holds a BA Hons Sport & Leisure Studies, a PGCE (Physical Education), an MA Leisure Studies and a PhD. Deirdre established and is Director of the award-winning Ulster University Sports Outreach Unit which is dedicated to the design, development and delivery of physical activity and health Programs to young people. Deirdre pioneered the Universities’ Talented Athlete Entry Program as well as the Victory Scholar Programme.

Michelle Perry

Michelle has provided expertise and guidance to sport-related organisations focusing on strategic and business performance planning, event bidding and hosting strategies, event execution and sports facility analysis. Michelle has over 25 years of major event management experience including, 12 years at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) where she oversaw the NCA A’s Woman’s Final Four.

Richard J. Ensor

CEO & Founder

Over three decades of experience within US intercollegiate sport, event management and law. Since 1990 Richard has been the Commissioner of the Metro Atlantic conference (MAAC). Richard has provided leadership in a period of transition and growth in intercollegiate athletics and the MAAC. Richard has a wealth of contacts and a proven track record of delivery within Collegiate sport and is a committed advocate to the benefits of the student athlete experience.

Marc Mulholland

Executive Director &
Executive Producer

Marc is a creative director with a background in advertising, marketing, media, film and production. Marc successfully delivered, the first of it’s kind, 2017 and 2018 event of the Belfast Basketball Classic delivering in marketing strategy, directing event operations and broadcasting as the Executive Director of the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic. Marc’s experience of media and TV saw him become executive producer, who negotiated and delivery ,  of the first ever CBS Sports Network live broadcast of the Belfast classic in 2017 and 2018. Marc will again showcase his unique talents in leading the Inspirus event series and multi-media offering of Inspirus Sports as he brings the message of the series to a global audience.

Designer
Gareth Maguire

As the Co-Founder of Sport Changes Life Foundation (SCLF), Gareth is the driving force behind the ethos and culture of the organisation. Gareth has secured significant funding over the years for the SCLF and was instrumental in securing the Harlem Globe Trotters visit to Belfast. His unique vision and drive has seen the successful roll out of the Victory Scholars programme and laterally the Belfast Invitational event.

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Scott McCarthy

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Gary Lyons

As COO, Gary operates at a senior executive level responsible for the strategic and corporate development of the business. Utilising his legal qualifications in law, compliance and mediation, Gary adds experienced senior managerial acumen to the execution of the business plan. With a master’s in international Commercial Law (LLM), Gary brings a wealth of experience in risk management, corporate and international commercial law.

Store Manager
Richard J. Ensor

Over three decades of experience within US intercollegiate sport, event management and law. Since 1990 Richard has been the Commissioner of the Metro Atlantic conference (MAAC). Richard has provided leadership in a period of transition and growth in intercollegiate athletics and the MAAC. Richard has a wealth of contacts and a proven track record of delivery within Collegiate sport and is a committed advocate to the benefits of the student athlete experience.

Blog Writer
Prof. Deirdre Brennan

Deirdre holds a BA Hons Sport & Leisure Studies, a PGCE (Physical Education), an MA Leisure Studies and a PhD. Deirdre established and is Director of the award-winning Ulster University Sports Outreach Unit which is dedicated to the design, development and delivery of physical activity and health Programs to young people. Deirdre pioneered the Universities’ Talented Athlete Entry Program as well as the Victory Scholar Programme.

Marketing
Michelle Perry

Michelle has provided expertise and guidance to sport-related organisations focusing on strategic and business performance planning, event bidding and hosting strategies, event execution and sports facility analysis. Michelle has over 25 years of major event management experience including, 12 years at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) where she oversaw the NCA A’s Woman’s Final Four.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Marc Mulholland

Marc is a creative director with a background in media, film and production. Marc was the Executive Director of the 2017 and2018BelfastClassicEvents. Marc’s experience of media and TV saw him become executive producer of the first ever CBS Sports Network live broadcast of the Belfast classic in 2017 and 2018. Marc will again showcase his unique talents in leading the multi- media offering of Inspirus as he brings the message of the series to a global audience.

Designer
Francis Cobb

Based in Amsterdam and Milan, Cobb’s creative process begins with materiality and an empirical approach that is highly experimental.

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