The ITF announced today that Tim Stemp will join the ITF as Executive Director, Commercial in early 2017. He will head-up the ITF’s Commercial Department that concentrates on the ITF’s sponsorship and television portfolio.
Stemp comes to the ITF from the sports marketing and media agency Infront Sports and Media, where he was Associate Director. He previously worked for the global marketing and entertainment agency Lagardere Sports for over four years, during which time he helped build their global event business as Managing Director of UK Events, and Chief Commercial Officer of the World Triathlon Series.
Before joining Lagardere Sports, Stemp was Head of Global Partnerships for the sports-based charity Laureus, where he managed partnerships with Mercedes-Benz, IWC and Vodafone. He has also been a senior consultant for the sports marketing agency Fast Track, and headed up the European sponsorship unit of Samsung, including their award-winning sponsorship of Chelsea football club. Stemp is a qualified Performance Tennis Coach.
“We are very happy to welcome Tim Stemp to the ITF as Commercial Director,” said ITF President David Haggerty. “He has an excellent commercial track record in developing sports properties and businesses within a variety of agency, brand and rights holder roles, and we believe he will be a great asset to our commercial team.”
“I am looking forward to joining the ITF and working with the ITF team, its partners and national associations,” said Stemp. “The ITF has a wide range of commercial properties, led by its flagship team competitions, Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, that all offer an opportunity for growth. Development is at the heart of the ITF’s plans for the future, so we will also be exploring ways of generating more income that can be invested back into the game.”