Sports Industry Recruiting and Executive Search Services

Covering sports apparel, outdoor sports, recreational goods and sporting goods stores, ACCUR’s Sports Industry recruiters place mid to senior management level executives in corporate positions and in fast-growing startups. From major players like Nike and Adidas to luxury athleisure brands like Athleta and Lululemon to high end makers of skiing equipment and bikes, our recruiters know the field well and can find the right executive talent to meet your needs. 

Our NYC and New Jersey Offices is ideally located to serve all the major sportswear and sport equipment brands headquartered in NYC. Our Miami Office focuses more on recruiting and headhunting for regional offices of sports brands addressing the Latin American and Caribbean markets.

Our Sporting Goods Industry Recruitment Services

Retained Executive Search

A Bespoke Approach with Exhaustive Search and In-Depth Assessment

  • Completely customized to your needs
  • In-depth assessments by our team saves you time
  • Utilize a set of custom criteria to narrow your candidate pool

Great choice if you want a completely customized option, and have high level strategic positions to fill.

Professional Search

A Wide Selection Of Vetted Candidates Selected Using Our Time-Tested Process

  • Combines custom criteria with our full database of qualified candidates
  • Efficient, personalized and tailored to your needs
  • Allows you to conduct a search without advertising

A good choice for most executive search needs.

Contingency Search*

A Cost-Effective Way to Reach a Qualified Talent Pool Quickly and Efficiently

(Only available to long term clients and for specific job openings)

  • Quickly reach out to our large and qualified network of candidates and followers
  • Take a more active role in evaluating and vetting candidates

* This option is only available for long term clients and for very specific opportunities.

Forbes Top 100 Executive Search Firm in 2021

ACCUR Recruiting Services was just named a Top 100 Executive Search Firm 2021 by Forbes Magazine for the 4th consecutive year!

Recruiting for Private Equity’s Sporting Goods Portfolio Companies

At ACCUR Recruiting Services, we also have a strong experience recruiting C-suite executives for Private Equity Firms having portfolio companies in the Sports industry. We understand the specific level of expectations in terms of growth, exit strategies and financial reporting. Often positioned on fast growing and sometimes emerging brands, PE-backed companies require senior executives bringing best practices, usually coming from large and Fortune 500 companies, but often benefit from equity driven professionals with previous successful experience in entrepreneurial environments.


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Sporting Goods Recruitment Market

The global market in sportswear is expected to reach $108 billion dollars by the end of 2025. Companies like Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Quicksilver, Puma, North Face, Columbia, Marmot, ASICS, and Patagonia dominate the sportswear category. The “athleisure” category continues to expand with high end offerings from the likes of Lululemon, Sweaty Betty and Outdoor Voices. Retailers like Modell’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, REI and Big 5 lead purchases in sporting goods. For seasonal sports such as bicycling or skiing, we see companies like Burton, Rossignol, K2, Salomon, Trek, Specialized, Giant, GT and Cannondale at the head of the pack.

Below is a list of the leading sports industry companies globally.

More About Our Sports Industry Focus


Outdoor Voices


Big 5
Dick’s Sporting Goods





CEO, CFO and other C-level
General Manager
Country Manager
VP of Sales / Sales Director
VP of International Sales
VP of Marketing / Marketing Director
VP of Finance / Finance Director
International Sales Director
Export Director
Regional Director / Area Director
Brand Director / Brand Manager
Regional Sales Manager
Area Sales Manager
Key Account Manager
Marketing Manager
VP of Stores / Director of Stores
Head of Retail / VP of Retail
Retail Operations Director
Regional Manager
District Manager
Store Director
Boutique Director
Store Manager
Boutique Manager
Retail General Manager
Assistant General Manager
Retail Operations Manager
Senior Retail Sales Consultant
Senior Retail Sales Expert

For Candidates In The Sporting Goods Industry

JOB SEEKERS CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: For candidates who are looking for their next career opportunities in Sporting Goods, they can use ACCUR Recruiting Services as a great job search resource and one of the top employment agencies. ACCUR’s job openings are often confidential and not listed on any job boards.

We are committed to provide top career opportunities with some of the best employers on the market. If you wish to be considered for any of our Sports industry job opportunities, please submit your resume and search for our latest jobs. We are not your usual staffing agency. We connect you with some of the industry leaders for great permanent positions.

Sporting Goods Industry Jobs

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