The Team

The BSMI team is made up of a number of experienced athlete managers and negotiators, marketing professionals, legal advisers and ex-professional players and coaches. This combination of skills and the collective experience we share across a variety of platforms gives BSMI a genuine appreciation of the intense nature of elite professional sport. We understand the importance of having the right representation in place and the key role we as your representatives play in assisting athletes and professional coaches to achieve their full potential on and off the field.

 

  • Directors
  • UK / Europe
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Argentina
  • USA

Damien Bressons
CEO & RFU Accredited Agent

Damien is the founder and CEO of Bsynergie Sports Management International (BSMI) and the founder and Director of Bsynergie Sports Management Australia. After graduating with an honours degree in Marketing, Advertising & Communications, Damien made a smooth transition into the Sports Management sector applying both his passion for sports and marketing expertise to create BSM International. An RFU accredited agent (RFU Number RFURA/10/085) and FFA Intermediary, Damien has forged a reputation for delivering a first class service to clients, professional clubs and national bodies across the globe. Damien heads the UK & European divisions for all of the BSM offices, representing an impressive array of talents, with 15 of his clients in action at the 2015 Rugby World Cup and numerous others plying their trade across some of the most competitive leagues in World Rugby.

 

Michael Oakes
Director & RUPA Agent

Michael is a Director of Bsynergie Sports Management Australia and the co founder and CEO of Mummu Athlete Management. An experienced athlete manager, Michael has extensive knowledge and expertise across a wide variety of global sports. An officially accredited agent for the AFL, RUPA, UCI, FIBA and the Australian Cricketers Association, Michael has a Bachelor of Sports Management/ Bachelor Business Computing and a Diploma of Sports Administration. Having sourced and negotiated several market leading contracts in a number of global sports, Michael is perfectly placed to assist our athletes on and off the field.

 

 

Damien Bressons
CEO & RFU Accredited Agent

Damien is the founder and CEO of Bsynergie Sports Management International (BSMI) and the founder and Director of Bsynergie Sports Management Australia. After graduating with an honours degree in Marketing, Advertising & Communications, Damien made a smooth transition into the Sports Management sector applying both his passion for sports and marketing expertise to create BSM International. An RFU accredited agent (RFU Number RFURA/10/085) and FFA Intermediary, Damien has forged a reputation for delivering a first class service to clients, professional clubs and national bodies across the globe. Damien heads the UK & European divisions for all of the BSM offices, representing an impressive array of talents, with 15 of his clients in action at the 2015 Rugby World Cup and numerous others plying their trade across some of the most competitive leagues in World Rugby.

 

Liam Smith
Athlete manager

Born in the UK, Liam has extensive commercial experience within both the UK & European markets having worked for two FTSE 100 companies where he oversaw strategy and multi-million pound budgets. This experience along with his passion for sports, in particular rugby and football, provide Liam with a great platform from which to assist our clients as they navigate their way through the fast paced and highly competitive world of professional sport. Liam plays a key role in providing operational energy within the UK and ensuring our clients have a strong support network in place off the field, allowing them to focus on delivering first class performances on the field.

 

Juan Cruz Del Val
Scout & Athlete liaison

Born in Buenos Aires, Juan is a product of the famous Club Pucará, a club recognised as a breeding ground for some of Argentina’s top talents in recent times including BSMI’s Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino. A switch to the UK in 2010 saw Juan join Canterbury in a move facilitated by Bsynergie. Juan’s love of sport and in particular his immense passion, experience and first hand knowledge of all things rugby give him an immensely strong basis from which to assist in the identification, recruitment and management of some of the finest talent from Argentina and elsewhere. Juan provides the support and guidance our clients require in order to enjoy successful professional careers.

 

Matthew Bressons
Scout & Athlete liaison

A former Italy sevens international, Matt enjoyed a decade long professional career in Italy which saw him take in spells with some of Italy’s most recognised and respected rugby clubs. This experience along with his natural eye for talent mean Matt is perfectly placed to to assist with the identification, recruitment and management of our Italian clients. When not on the lookout for the next big talent, Matt spends his time coaching youngsters.

 

Mike Dias
Scout & Athlete liaison

Born in South Africa, Mike is a former Portuguese International loosehead prop. Having moved to the UK as a teenager, Mike was previously a member of the UWIC University side, going on to make his international debut for Portugal at the 2010 Nations Cup. An experienced performer at club level, Mike enjoyed spells with Gernika, Rotherham Titans and most recently CDUL. Equipped with a natural eye for talent and a genuine understanding of the hard work and dedication required to play professionally, Mike is very well placed to assist with the identification, recruitment and management of talent in Portugal and across the UK.

 

Mirco Bergamasco
Ambassador

Born in Padua, Italy, utility back Mirco Bergamasco made his international debut against France in the 2002 Six Nations Championship. He went on to score 256 points over 89 international appearances, establishing himself as a regular in the Azzurri side for over a decade. A Stalwart for the Italian national team, Mirco appeared in 3 World Cups (2003, 2007 & 2011), 12 Six Nations tournament editions and a great number of November & Summer international tests. At club level Mirco starred for French giants Stade Francais (2003-2010) before moving to neighbours Racing Metro (2010-2013). Mirco is perfectly placed to act as an ambassador for the BSM International agency, assisting in the identification and recruitment of Italy’s next generation of star performers.

Michael Oakes

Director & RUPA Agent

Michael is a Director of Bsynergie Sports Management Australia and the co founder of and CEO of Mummu Athlete Management. An experienced athlete manager, Michael has extensive knowledge and expertise across a wide variety of global sports. An officially accredited agent for the AFL, RUPA, UCI, FIBA and the Australian Cricketers Association, Michael has a Bachelor of Sports Management/ Bachelor Business Computing and a Diploma of Sports Administration. Having sourced and negotiated several market leading contracts in a number of global sports, Michael is perfectly placed to assist our athletes on and off the field.

 

Micael Casey
Athlete Manager & RUPA Agent

Michael is responsible for the BSM scouting network within Australia and the day to day office operations in our Melbourne HQ. A RUPA accredited agent, Michael has a good understanding of players needs and requirements. Equipped with a natural eye for talent, he is currently undertaking a degree in Sports Development at Deakin University. With a passion for the development of young athletes, Michael helps to provide the BSMI clients with the professional assistance required as they transition from schoolboy/academy level to professional rugby.

 

Nick Aiken
Scout & Athlete liaison

With a strong background in the sports management and finance industries, Nick is well placed to assist in the identification and recruitment of Australian based talents. With a degree in commerce sports management and a masters in financial markets, Nick’s experience and contacts across the Australian rugby landscape prove to be be extremely beneficial to the agency.

 

Carl Cimpoias
Athlete Manager

Originally from London, Carl provides a dedicated athlete management and liaison service for our New Zealand based talents. A former Captain of the Romanian International sevens team, Carl also previously represented a number of UK Nationals League club as well as playing professionally in Romania. Now based in New Zealand, Carl has spent the last five years playing and coaching Premier rugby in Auckland. With a Degree in Business and Management to his name, Carl has extensive experience in corporate sales and negotiations. Carl’s time playing in the UK, Romania and NZ has provided him with a strong network of contacts he is able to call upon when assisting in the identification, recruitment and management of emerging talent from NZ, Romania and elsewhere.

Linda Shannon
Athlete Manager

An avid rugby and sports enthusiast since her pre-teen years, Linda manages our operations in Fiji. Responsible for the identification, recruitment and management of our Fijian athletes, Linda’s professionalism and work ethic are second to none. Currently managing a strong group of exceptionally talented athletes, including a number of Flying Fijian Internationals, Linda provides our clients with the professional assistance required as they transition from local club rugby to the international stage. Along with her passion for sports management, Linda is a qualified commercial pilot. Having played competitively herself, she now manages and assists with the coaching of a top local men’s rugby club, participating at all the major 7’s tournaments across Fiji.

 

Jacquelin Shannon
Athlete Welfare Manager

A Fijian based Entrepreneur with almost 30 years work experience, spanning from banking, diplomatic corps, to travel & tourism. Jacquie lived in London and worked at the Fiji High Commission in the mid 80’s. For 10 years Jacquie was responsible for handling ground and travel details for Rugby school boys out of Fiji, Tonga and Samoa participating at the Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational Tournament in Japan. Jacquie plays a significant part in our operations within Fiji, providing invaluable support and guidance to our Fijian based rugby clients and their families as they prepare to embark upon off shore careers.

Juan Cruz Del Val
Scout & Athlete liaison

Born in Buenos Aires, Juan is a product of the famous Club Pucará, a club recognised as a breeding ground for some of Argentina’s top talents in recent times including BSMI’s Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino. A switch to the UK in 2010 saw Juan join Canterbury in a move facilitated by Bsynergie. Juan’s love of sport and in particular his immense passion, experience and first hand knowledge of all things rugby give him an immensely strong basis from which to assist in the identification, recruitment and management of some of the finest talent from Argentina and elsewhere. Juan provides the support and guidance our clients require in order to enjoy successful professional careers.

Michael Oakes
Director & RUPA Agent

Michael is a Director of Bsynergie Sports Management Australia and the co founder of and CEO of Mummu Athlete Management. An experienced athlete manager, Michael has extensive knowledge and expertise across a wide variety of global sports. An officially accredited agent for the AFL, RUPA, UCI, FIBA and the Australian Cricketers Association, Michael has a Bachelor of Sports Management/ Bachelor Business Computing and a Diploma of Sports Administration. Having sourced and negotiated several market leading contracts in a number of global sports, Michael is perfectly placed to assist our athletes on and off the field.