Dan Kuzmarov, B.A., LL.B.
A seventeen-year sport industry veteran, Dan is the Vice President and Partner of Manifesto.
Based in Toronto, Dan brings his extensive network and experience to Manifesto to provide a seasoned, solutions-based approach for our athletes, brand and event clients.
“In my role at Manifesto, I’ll continue to pursue my passion of advocating for athletes in Canada and developing creative and strategic partnerships for brands, sponsors and our clients,” said Dan.
Throughout his career, Dan has been a leading Canadian athlete representative, creating endorsement opportunities and managing marketing initiatives for many of Canada’s most iconic athletes including Jarome Iginla, Curtis Joseph, Hayley Wickenheiser and PK Subban.
For Dan, joining Manifesto was an opportunity to enhance the athlete, event and brand relationships he’s cultivated over his career and to fulfill an entrepreneurial vision.
“I joined Manifesto because I believe in Russell’s unique and strategic approach to athlete management and marketing – based on creating value for athletes and brand clients through storytelling and content production,” said Dan.
Manifesto represents an accomplished group of Canadian sport personalities including Olympic gold medalists Jon Montgomery, Hayley Wickenheiser, Rosie MacLennan, Denny Morrison, Adam van Koeverden, Kaillie Humphries, Maëlle Ricker, Erica Wiebe, Meaghan Mikkelson, Natalie Spooner, Marielle Thompson, Dara Howell, Justin Kripps, Charles Hamelin, Brady Leman, and Tessa Virtue.
A graduate of McGill University Law School where he obtained LL.B. and B.C.L. degrees he’s also an active member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
We also manage endorsements for Hayyle Wickenheiser's World Female Hockey Festival (WickFest); NHL MVP Taylor Hall; Toronto Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner; Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman; NHL superstar Shea Weber; top NHL rookie Nolan Patrick; World Champion Erik Guay; visionary coach John Herdman; downhill mountain bike ruler Finn Iles; X Games silver medalist Noah Bowman; X Games gold medalist and Paralympic Champion Josh Dueck; selfless Olympian Gilmore Junio; rising beach volleyball star Taylor Pischke; world-number-one ranked beach volleyball team Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson; World Championship silver medalist (800m) Melissa Bishop; snowboard personality Craig McMorris; and 6-time X Games gold medalist and Olympic bronze medalist Mark McMorris.
Since Dan started managing brand and endorsement opportunities for our clients, we’ve seen immediate results. He’s developed a solid foundation of blue-chip partnerships for Mitch Marner and many of the other NHL players we work with. His approach to the business of sport marketing demonstrates his experience and a consistent commitment to the relationship with both DHG Sports and our clients.
President, DHG Sports
Dan has had a great career managing some of the best young players and superstars in the NHL. We’re excited to be working with Manifesto to support the growth of Nolan Patrick’s career and help build Shea Weber’s brand presence in Montreal and the Quebec market.
President, Titan Sports Management