Mike Forde‘s Biography
Mike Forde is a leading authority on elite sports team performance, having worked in professional sports for twenty years.
Forde is widely recognised due to his work across several prestigious sports leagues both ins European football and elite US professional sport including the NBA, NFL, MLB and the NHL. He has a rich background in creating ‘game changing’ methodologies around management of world class, multi-cultural talent. His work in pioneering new practices in the elite sports world have become a benchmark for leading teams across the globe.
Between 2007-14 Forde was employed as Director of Football Operations & Executive Club Director for Chelsea Football Club, dealing with all areas of performance and team operations relating to the 1st team. In this period Chelsea won the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Premier League title and three FA Cups. The most successful era in the club’s history.
Forde is the co-author of business book Quiet Leadership with leading football coach Carlo Ancelotti. He also currently advises on building high performance cultures across a variety of global sports and teams including the 2014 NBA Champions San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons and the Brooklyn Nets.
Forde also works closely with leading financial institutes in the mergers & acquisition process around major sports assets including the purchase of several English Premier League clubs.