OUR TEAM

Stellar Group’s global network of agents, scouts and support staff ensure that when you are represented by Stellar you have the very best team behind you.

With sport being a truly global affair, Stellar has the power to help clients take advantage of all the prospects on offer, be it transfers to foreign clubs, access to competitions or marketing/branding opportunities.

Boasting some of the most experienced and successful agents and specialists in the business, with many of our staff former elite athletes themselves, Stellar always goes the extra mile to ensure you can concentrate on your game and leave the rest to us.

LEADERSHIP

Jonathan began his professional career as a management trainee with the Curzon Group in 1973 and spent 17 years working in various business sectors, gaining a wealth of invaluable experience, leading to his appointment as head of its PR division, which he maintained before leaving the group in 1990 following its sale. As an elite sportsman himself, Jonathan has always had a keen interest in sport, so a progression into sports management was the natural next step and resulted in him establishing the Stellar Group with business partner David Manasseh in 1992. Over the years Jonathan has become synonymous with sporting success, from initially discovering and nurturing major talents such as Glen Johnson, Peter Crouch and Ledley King in football, managing world record holding cricketer Brian Lara and being the only man to have been involved in managing two heavyweight world boxing champions at the same time in Lennox Lewis and Michael Bent. His success and influence even reached world leaders, when Nelson Mandela asked him to help bring the West Indies and Pakistan cricket teams to South Africa following the end of Apartheid. More recently, Jonathan’s most notable success culminated in the world record transfer of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid and being named most powerful agent in the world by Forbes Magazine.

JONATHAN BARNETT
CHAIRMAN

When David left Harrow School in 1988, he had to decide on whether to pursue a career in cricket with Somerset who had offered him a contract or a professional career in the property sector with Clive Lewis & Partners. He decided on a career in the property sector and became a key member of their team and also continued his cricket as a playing captain of the MCC. In 1992 David established the Stellar Group with business partner Jonathan Barnett; he lives and breathes his business and is at the forefront of the unprecedented growth in clients over the last decade. David not only has a good eye for footballing talent and has recruited some of the game’s biggest stars at a young age, including Gareth Bale, Ashley Cole, Joe Hart, Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw to name a few but he has an incredible understanding of the management needs of his clients. David is responsible for the day to day running of the football business and is very much a hands on Managing Director driving the business forward at every opportunity. He is a key player in European football, incredibly well connected and respected throughout the industry. David spends the little spare time that he has when not watching sport with his wife and children.

DAVID MANASSEH
MANAGING DIRECTOR

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Joshua joined Stellar Group in 2007, directly from Regents Business School and has been instrumental in the growth of the company’s youth division. As head of youth recruitment and talent identification, Joshua and his team use our elite scouting system to recruit the best young players in the UK. Joshua also manages his team’s delivery of the ongoing management of those players on a day to day basis and personally negotiates their endorsements and club contracts. Joshua’s team has gone from strength to strength, with our youth division developing some of the best young players in the country and becoming the subject of multi-million pound transactions both on and off the pitch. More recently Joshua’s role within the company has expanded taking on a more active interest in overseeing and growing not only the UK but the group’s international offices, managing the scouting, marketing and general day to day running of operations. As a member of the board, Joshua plays a key role in developing our strategy, his expertise, knowledge and growing reputation at home and abroad are vital to the continued success of our company.

JOSHUA BARNETT
DIRECTOR

John began his career as a professional footballer in 1983, John played the majority of his career with Scottish Premier League clubs St Johnstone FC and Aberdeen FC winning the Scottish League Cup in 1995 before moving to Bulgaria’s top club Levski Sofia winning the League and Cup double in 1999-2000. After retiring from playing Professional football, John immediately took his football agents license in Bulgaria where he is currently a resident in the capital Sofia and presently holds an agents license 0032 with the Bulgarian BFU. In the same year John became a football agent with the Stellar group in a specific roaming role with the long-term objective along with company Chairman Jonathan Barnett of promoting and exploring the possibilities of expanding The Stellar Group worldwide. In 2006 John opened his own Sports management company ‘Soccernetworkltd’ maintaining a good working relationship with the Stellar Group, John set about expanding his portfolio of International players. In 2015 Stellar Group purchased ‘Soccernetworkltd and John was once again back within the group this time as the company’s European football director. John is currently a board member and director within the company and is currently responsible along with both company chairman Jonathan Barnett and company director Joshua Barnett for expanding and managing the company’s overseas offices and agents as well as representing a host of the Worlds best talents.

JOHN INGLIS
EUROPEAN FOOTBALL DIRECTOR

Peter joined BDO Stoy Hayward in 1984. Based in both South Africa and the UK, Peter worked in audit, tax, business management and corporate finance. In 1993, wanting to use his entrepreneurial skills, Peter started his own fruit juice business, supplying fresh fruit juices to supermarkets, restaurants, offices and shops in London. In 1995 he returned to the corporate world as a private wealth manager for the family office of Stephen Rubin, owner of Pentland Group and one of the top 100 wealthiest people in the UK. Peter managed all his affairs, preserving his capital and ensuring growth through a diversified investment portfolio. The areas of experience and investments included private equity, property, stock market funds and assisting with the running of various businesses including public companies. He was Company Secretary, Director and Non-executive Director to both private and public companies In 2002 Peter joined The Stellar Group as Finance Director. Being at the forefront of the development of the company, Peter has helped to grow the business from 7 people to currently employing over 50 and increasing turnover 8 fold. Away from work, Peter is an accomplished sportsman, still playing football to a high standard. He is a regular competitor in the Maccabiah games and is at the forefront of the UK team.

PETER LAZARD
GROUP FINANCE DIRECTOR

After 13 years in banking, initially in the personal sector with NatWest Bank and then moving to commercial banking and finance with HFC Bank. David decided to start his own business in sports management, setting up X8 Sports Management in 1998. He built a vibrant and successful business, which when sold to Stellar Group in 2004 had 70 clients on its books. As a director within Stellar Group, the acquisition offered David a fantastic opportunity to grow the business and the last 12 years have been challenging and rewarding. In addition to managing the Liverpool office with a staff of 9 people the main part of David’s job is negotiating major playing and endorsement contracts on behalf of both players and clubs. As a member of the board, David also plays a key role in shaping the strategic direction of the company. Outside of work, David enjoys a full and varied life; He set up the original SoccerAid in March 2005 at Anfield which raised over £450,000 for Save the Children following the Asian Tsunami. He is co-founder of Westlake Equine Therapy Centre, a charity which assists people with autism and special needs.

DAVID LOCKWOOD
DIRECTOR

HEADS OF DIVISION

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Mo Sinouh
Managing Director, Stellar Group The Netherlands

ARTUR FERNANDES
INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL

EDWARD BARNETT
HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

DOUGLAS PEDRON-MANASSEH
South American Football

CLEMENTE ARAUJO
HEAD OF STELLAR PORTUGAL

LUIS ALONSO
DIRECTOR OF STELLAR SPAIN

MARK BRODIE
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

KIKE GONZALEZ
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STELLAR SPAIN

Bjarki Gunnlaugsson
Co-head of Stellar Nordic

ELLIOTT HART
Co-head of Rugby

MATT HART
Co-head of Rugby

Reggie Johnson
Head of Stellar USA NFL

BRAIS LORENZO
HEAD OF YOUTH RECRUITMENT STELLAR SPAIN

MAGNUS AGNAR MAGNUSSON
CO-HEAD OF STELLAR NORDIC

PATRICK MCCABE
HEAD OF STELLAR USA SOCCER

STEVE MUSGROVE
HEAD OF CRICKET

ROY RAJBER
HEAD OF STELLAR GERMANY

JOHN REGIS MBE
President of Stellar Athletics

JENNIFER STOUTE
ATHLETICS OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

MARCO VANZINI
Managing Director Uruguay and Paraguay

JOHNNY WHITMORE
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR & HEAD OF ESPORTS

JUAN ZAMORA
European Football

COMMERCIAL

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JOHNNY WHITMORE
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR & HEAD OF ESPORTS

MARK BRODIE
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

ZAHEER STOREY
SENIOR COMMERCIAL MANAGER

OPERATIONS

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RACHEL CONNOR
HEAD OF OPERATIONS

HANNAH CRANNY
OFFICE SUPERVISOR

ROB DOYLE
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

RICHARD GRANT
LOGISTICS

CHARLEIGH MARKHAM
Athletes Coordinator

GEORGIA SINGLETON
RECEPTIONIST

AGENTS & SCOUTS

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DARREN ALLINSON

KRISTIAN BEREIT

DAVE BRAMMER

YOUNESS BENGELLOUN

NATHANAEL BUSI

OLIVER CHESSES

Ramon Clay

Les Clitheroe

LEON COLLINS

LEON CORT

NEIL CROSBY

DAVID EYRES

MARTIN FILSON

SEBASTIAN GAJDA

PAUL GODDARD

LUIS GOMES

ANDY HOLDEN

STEVEN HOWSON

KEVIN JEFFERIES

STEVEN KABBA

PIOTR KOTARSKI

DAVID LEE

LUKASZ MACIONGOWSKI

GAVIN MAHON

SEAN MCDAID

CHRIS MORGAN

JAMES PARRY

BARRY POYNTON

Neil Poynton

ALLAN PRESTON

JEEVI RAI

DAMANI RALPH

Nicco Roffo

MARTIN ROWLANDS

NICK RUBERY

DAVE SCOTT

ANDRE SILVA

GRAHAM STUART