Marcus John is a 23-year veteran of international marketing, media and sport leadership roles. He is renowned for his in-depth international sports rights knowledge, strong deal-making skills, operational expertise and strategic vision in scaling businesses across markets. SCA’s specialty is providing corporate advisory services focused specifically on the sports, media and technology industries. SCA is further planning to launch a purely sports, media and technology focused private equity fund and to provide a bridge between Asian and North American/European sports assets and their respective investor base.
Mr. John has very extensive corporate experience in the emerging markets of Asia having been based in China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore over the past two decades.
He was Global Head of Sports for MediaCom Worldwide, where he worked with the firm’s and WPP’s global clients and account heads to lead the commercial and strategic relationships with the world’s premier sports rights holders and provide clients with first hand access to these opportunities. Prior to MediaCom, he spent 10 years in different senior executive positions (MD Asia/Pacific Consulting, MD China IMG Group) at IMG completing his tenure as SVP & Managing Director. He has worked across several Olympic Games and World Cups, successfully negotiating and implementing major commercial sports and media rights for a wide variety of corporations such as GE, Volkswagen, VISA, Bridgestone, Adidas and Johnson & Johnson.
Prior to joining IMG, he first worked at sports and entertainment firm Octagon/Advantage International, where he represented professional athletes across all commercial endorsement areas and later at ESPN where he ran and promoted major international sporting properties for international broadcast such as FIFA and ATP TOUR events.
He also runs his own private sports investment fund with early investments into key global growth areas such as electric mobility, media properties and e-sports. Mr. John holds an MBA in Strategic Management, is multi-lingual and based in Singapore. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, piloting planes, running and sailing with his family.