France pedagogical team

A team made of passionate experts in sports at your side

The managers of each department has only one objective: to develop your skills, your passion and your own ambition. Their commonalities: they love to share their field experience!

Michael Tapiro

President of the international strategic council

A born entrepreneur and sportsman, Michael began with a sporting cursus and founded the Club de Neuilly-sur-Seine: “Rugby Club Paris Neuilly”; then in 1999 he created the agency “Au-delà du sport” with Christophe Juillet and Marc Lièvremont, specialised in the relationship between sports and business management.

Simultaneously, he has been a professor in marketing for 15 years.

During these years, this born entrepreneur wished to start up his own school. This cursus led him to found Sports Management School (SMS), a business school specialised in Sports Business. SMS covers a wide variety of business lines such as sports management, sporting structures optimisation, the development of new media, e-sports, sports betting….

Pascal Galantin

Educational coordinator

Former sprinter and specialist in the 100m, Pascal has been a physical trainer in the professional sports and commercial director in the professional basket and then director of the Regional Olympic and Sports Committee Ile-de-France. He is now in charge of the educational management of the bachelors & MBA cycles.

David Mignot

Academic Director of Sports Management School

David Mignot is a professor in Sports Management School since 2012 and the educational director of bachelors since 2016.

After studying to be an EPS sports teacher, David pursued the Master degree in international sports marketing from ESSEC.

He published a thesis as its specific theme: how must France be positioned and prepared in order to welcome the important international sports events

Then he worked for 17 years within several sports marketing agencies and managed brands like SFR, GMF, TOTAL, Grenoble 2018….

David founded “Iphitos” (sports marketing agency) in 2011 with the aim to advise the brands and to organise its own events. Some clients: GMF, La Poste, Essity, Fédération des Clubs de la Défense, AFM Téléthon, Relais et Chateaux, Stade Français Rugby, Lagardère Active …

Guillaume Trébuchon

Business Development and Partnerships Officer

Holder of a Masters in Sports Management at STAPS Poitiers (BAC +4) and a management certification in the spa and hotel sector (BAC +3), I have worked for more than 10 years in different sectors: Commercial, Customer service, Recruitment.

For more than 3 years, I have been serving the students of the Sports Management School in order to prepare them for their entry into the job market. As a first step in admissions, I decided to take the next step with the school's business development and partnership department.

Understanding their project, highlighting their skills and their background are at the center of my job to help them find their professional path.

The DNA of the Sports Management School flowing in my veins as well as the versatility of my background also allow me to support companies and recruiters in their recruitment campaigns according to their needs.