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 20-year 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 Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner; Canada's breakout female tennis star Leylah Fernandez; hockey legend Mark Messier; Stanley Cup Champion Nazem Kadri; and Montreal Canadiens Brendan Gallagher, Juraj Slafkovsky and Carey Price among others.
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.
Manifesto represents an accomplished group of Canadian sport personalities, athlete leaders and difference makers including Hayley Wickenheiser, Natalie Spooner, Brad Gushue, Charles Hamelin, Rosie MacLennan, Reece Howden, Skylar Park, Alannah Yip, Marielle Thompson, Steven Dubois, Noah Bowman, Erin Brooks, Matt Berger, Meaghan Mikkelson, John Herdman, Jade Iginla, and Craig and Mark McMorris.
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