Chad Poling

Commercial Partnerships

Joining the SMN team in March of 2023, Chad comes to the team with nearly 15 years’ experience in professional sports management and business development. His background is heavily rooted in the golf industry where he represented multiple top 50 players in the world. Notable names include Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, and Branden Grace.

Over the years, his success has been largely attributed to his ability to establish trusting connections with both his clients and their partners. His collaborative mentality has led to many successful partnerships with Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to SMN he began his career with a boutique agency (Icon Sports Management) which was later acquired by WME|IMG. Most recently he spent time on the property/team side of sports with Orlando City SC and sold MLS partnerships and branding opportunities.

Chad graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a degree in Sports Management. He is originally from Ohio and is now living in Orlando with his wife Ashley and daughter Harper.