Dan Kuzmarov, BA, LLB
Dan is the Partner and Vice President, Business Development of Manifesto Sport Management.
Based in Toronto, Dan brings his extensive network and experience to Manifesto to provide a seasoned, solutions-based sponsorship 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, Steven Stamkos, Hayley Wickenheiser, PK Subban, Mitch Marner and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
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.
Fluently bilingual in French and English, Dan is a graduate of McGill University Law School where he obtained LLB.and BCL degrees and he’s also an active member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
As the VP, Business Development, Dan manages endorsements for pro athletes including Blue Jays first baseman Vlad Guerrero Jr.; Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore; Toronto Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner; Canada's breakout female tennis star Leylah Fernandez and Montreal Canadiens Brendan Gallagher and Carey Price among others.
Manifesto also represents an accomplished group of Canadian sport personalities, leaders and difference makers including Olympic gold medalists Hayley Wickenheiser, Tessa Virtue, Jon Montgomery, Rosie MacLennan, Adam van Koeverden, Kaillie Humphries, Erica Wiebe, Meaghan Mikkelson, Natalie Spooner, Marielle Thompson and Charles Hamelin.
And high performance, Olympic and Paralympic athletes including sprinter Aaron Brown; World Champion Erik Guay; visionary coach John Herdman; X Games silver medalist Noah Bowman; X Games gold medalist and Paralympic Champion Josh Dueck; selfless Olympian Gilmore Junio; World Championship silver medalist (800m) Melissa Bishop; broadcast personality Craig McMorris; emerging ski cross star Reece Howden; teenage snowboard phenom Brooke D'Hondt; and 20-time X Games medalist and three-time Olympic bronze medalist Mark McMorris.
To learn more about Dan's work in athlete management and the approach that's built a successful career at the top of the game in Canada, listen to the Sport Business Life Podcast interview or contact Dan Kuzmarov, Vice President.
Not many athletes can say they have had an agent for 22 years and counting. I’m fortunate that I am able to do so. As honest and integrous as they come, Dan was interested in working with me long before I had much to offer to him. Much respect and gratitude for this relationship.
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, Taylor Hall 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 Quartexx Management and our clients.
Managing Director, Quartexx Management
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 help build Shea Weber’s brand presence in Montreal and the Quebec market.
President, Titan Sports Management
We’ve seen the work Dan has done with other Toronto Blue Jays players and we’re excited to be working with Manifesto to support the growth of Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s career.
Co-Founder and CEO, Magnus Sports