Meet the directors
Tord began his career by founding the largest UK freeskiing website, Freeride.co.uk, whilst finishing his Masters degree in Branding at Brunel University. He then started a career with Amer Sports, which is where he finished up after 5 years as Sports Marketing Manager for all the Amer Sports’ brands including Salomon, Suunto, Atomic, Wilson and Bonfire Snowboards. Tord utilises his branding experience to ensure relevant and long-lasting partnerships are created whilst always seeing interesting and dynamic opportunities in all situations and across a whole range of sports.
I have had the pleasure of working with Tord Nilson on a handful of different projects over the past few years and each and every time I have watched him go above and beyond his call of duty to make sure that the job at hand is done properly. Tord is passionate at he does and I would happily work with him in the future if the opportunity arose.
I have worked with Tord for three years and I like the guy! My favourite thing about Tord is that he does what he says he's going to do and if he can help he always will.
Tord has been an excellent sports marketing manager for the Salomon and Suuto brands over the last few years, with a talent for creative marketing. He demonstrated a clear approach to tasks and defined roles as necessary at events, while retaining the flexibility to integrate valid suggestions from other members of the team. Having now moved on to form his own sports marketing agency I am sure that he will transfer these skills successfully to this new venture.
Richard grew up playing professional cricket and when injury forced him to stop, he studied to a degree in Sports Management at Loughborough University. Upon leaving, he joined Red Bull and spent 8 years working in the Sports Marketing team. Richard worked across a wide range of world renowned sporting projects, such as Danny MacAskill’s ‘Imaginate‘ and ‘Epecuen‘, as well as developing a range of creative event ideas. He spent the last 2 years as Head of Athlete Marketing, developing relationships across a huge range of sports, both in action sports, and wider mainstream sports. A creative project manager with close relationships across all levels of sport, Richard brings a wealth of experience to Iconic.