MEET THE TEAM

Our team has infinite experience and knowledge from being in the game and we understand what goes into becoming the best. We immerse ourselves on doing more, with a focus on building a personal relationship with our clients to understand their purpose, ambition and driving force.

maria karlsson de cecco

ceo & client manager

Maria is CEO with main responsibility for all areas. She does also work as client manager with close relations to both players and clubs. Maria has a bachelor degree in sport science and has been a professional football player in four different countries. Based in Sweden and Italy.

maria@connectmanagementgroup.com

+46 70-033 81 34

Lisa Ek

Client Manager

Lisa is a client manager based in Italy and Sweden. She works very close to both players and clubs. Lisa has a background as a professional football player and a national team ice hockey player. She holds an UEFA A coaching license and a sport management bachelor degree.

lisa@connectmanagementgroup.com

+46 70-824 64 42

Malin Levenstad

Client Manager

Malin has a long background as professional football player with over 300 games in Damallsvenskan. Malin has experience from the different national team as well. She retired 2020. The last four years she has worked as a coach at the highest level. She’s in the middle of her FIFA PRO education right now.

malin@connectmanagementgroup.com

+46 73 971 42 98

DANIJELA RUNDQVIST

Client Relations Manager

Danijela works as a client relations manager and helps out with everything outside the football field. As a former hockey player, three times Olympian and seven World Championships she knows the life of our clients. She supports them with everything they need and more.

danijela@connectmanagementgroup.com

+46 73-729 24 91

Kari Kuikka

Scout Finland

Kari is responsible of scouting in Finland. He is also an ex-player, currently the star of the Finnish veteran leagues. Kari has MSc from Umeå University and he also works in big Nordic confectionery company. He loves the sport and it is not uncommon to see Kari in the stands all over the world.

kari@connectmanagementgroup.com

+358 50 537 17 55

Svata Macek

Scout East & Central Europe

Svata is from Czech Republic and is responsible for East/Central Europe region within CMG. He has been working as a coach in the Women's game since 2012 and he has the experience of what is needed to be done and overcome on the long way to grow up from a kid to be a professional player.

svata@connectmanagementgroup.com

+420 605 829 205

MEET THE board

Beyond the management group, you can find the board and owners of CMG. This is where the foundation is set, the economics are secured and where we make sure the vision for the company is followed through in the best possible way.

Stefan Burman

Chairman

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stefan@connectmanagementgroup.com

+46 70-033 81 34

sabine söndergaard

board member

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ingvar "putte" Carlsson

board member

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carina brorman

board member

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isabella bengtsson

board member

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fredrik lemmel

board member

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maria karlsson de cecco

board member & CEO

Maria is CEO with main responsibility for all areas. She does also work as client manager with close relations to both players and clubs. Maria has a bachelor degree in sport science and has been a professional football player in four different countries. Based in Sweden, Italy and Russia.

maria@connectmanagementgroup.com

+46 70-033 81 34

åsa arkinger

economy

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economy@connectmanagementgroup.com

hasse arkinger

founder

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hasse@connectmanagementgroup.com