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The Team

Executive Board

The FirstPoint International Executive Board is a team of vastly experienced leaders with an inside knowledge of sport, education and business. Together, they ensure that our service continues to lead the world.

Andrew Kean
Andrew Kean
Founder & Chief Executive University of Cincinnati
Brendan Flood
Brendan Flood
Director & Shareholder
John Banaszkiewicz
John Banaszkiewicz
Director & Shareholder
Paul Fletcher MBE
Paul Fletcher MBE
Director & Shareholder
John Davies
John Davies
Chief Financial Officer

Senior Leadership Team

Our Senior leadership team oversee day-to-day operations at FirstPoint’s three UK offices, while continuing to build relationships with over 2,900 American universities. Making sure every student is being offered the best possible opportunity.

Andrew Kean
Andrew Kean
Founder & Chief Executive University of Cincinnati
John Paul Boyle
John Paul Boyle
Head of Operations Hartwick College
Dean Kelbrick
Dean Kelbrick
Head Of Partnerships & Scouting University of Pretoria
Miranda Shi
Miranda Shi
Head of Partnerships (China) Cass Business School

US Education & Sport Consultant Team

Annabel Prior
Annabel Prior
US Education & Sport Consultant Louisiana Tech University
Callum Macaulay
Callum Macaulay
US Education & Sport Consultant University of Mississippi
Lesley Hendry
Lesley Hendry
US Education & Sport Consultant University of the West of Scotland
Ross Leebody
Ross Leebody
US Education & Sport Consultant Olympic College

Talent Management Team

Nicolle Crawford
Nicolle Crawford
Client Care Manager  
Craig Hughes
Craig Hughes
Head Of Talent Management Webber University
Emma Mayberry
Emma Mayberry
Talent Management Consultant Glasgow Caledonian University
Allyson Leckie
Allyson Leckie
PA to Chief Executive Glasgow Caledonian University
Gary McDonald
Gary McDonald
Talent Management Consultant McPherson College
Gemma Thomson
Gemma Thomson
Talent Management Consultant  
David Welsh
David Welsh
Talent Management Consultant Barton College
Martin Lavelle
Martin Lavelle
Talent Management Consultant  
Jenny Jiang
Jenny Jiang
Talent Management Consultant (China) Shanghai University
Chris McManus
Chris McManus
Talent Management Consultant Clayton State University
Adelle Weir
Adelle Weir
Talent Management Consultant  
Jemma White
Jemma White
Talent Management Consultant  

Digital Media Team

Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly
Head of Digital Media Glasgow Caledonian University
Molly McKay
Molly McKay
Social Media Executive Glasgow Caledonian University
Rachael McQueen
Rachael McQueen
Social Media Consultant McLennan Community College
Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor
Videographer  
Brian Welsh
Brian Welsh
Media Consultant  

Events Team

Kenny Brannigan
Kenny Brannigan
Events Manager Anniesland College
Kenny Brannigan
Kenny Brannigan
Events Manager Anniesland College
Matt Elmer
Matt Elmer
Sports Coach UCFB Wembley

Partnership & Scouting Team

Dean Kelbrick
Dean Kelbrick
Head Of Partnerships & Scouting University of Pretoria
Craig Henderson
Craig Henderson
Scout Dartmouth College
Rotimi Aremu
Rotimi Aremu
Sports Scout  
Alan Jones
Alan Jones
Sports Scout  

Accounts

Alberto Paganini
Alberto Paganini
Staff  
Tom Kelly
Tom Kelly
Staff  
Liam Shields
Liam Shields
Staff  
Mina Abtahi
Mina Abtahi
Staff  
James Byrne
James Byrne
Staff