OUR TEAM

A Team Approach for Team Players

While strategic guidance, industry insights and plan accountability is provided by Link’s Board of Directors and Link’s Client Advisory Board, day to day execution of Link’s strategic plan is led by Link’s Executive Management team. Yet, at Link Management we are well aware that any plan is only as strong as the entirety of the team prepared to implement it, and it is the strength, diversity and passion of Our Team that sets Link apart. Our unique, collaborative and unified approach to client service allows our clients to truly feel they have the specialized expertise and combined strength of a team that is there with them and for them. With clarity of purpose and focused execution, the Link Team is committed to a single outcome…To Make a World of Difference by Being Different™.


MANNY SCHMIDT

Founder, President & CEO NHLPA/CFLPA Certified Player Agent

Manny is the founder and President of Link Management International and has been a key influencer within the Sports and Entertainment Industry for more than 21 years. A graduate of the University of Alberta, Manny oversees and directs all aspects of Link Management, its various operational divisions and all members of the Link Management Team. Read more.


JORDAN BIERKOS

Managing Partner, Executive Vice President

Jordan is a Managing Partner and holds the position of Executive Vice President with Link Management. In that capacity, Jordan’s role spans all of Link’s operations and service platforms. A practicing lawyer in Calgary, Alberta, Jordan also has an extensive background as a high-performance strength and conditioning coach. Read more.


DAN LEFFELAAR

Associate Partner, Director, Mental Performance & Leadership

As Associate Partner and Director, Mental Performance and Leadership with Link Management, Dan is a highly sought-after mental performance coach for high level executives, leaders, professional athletes and organizations seeking to take new ground in personal mastery, large scale organizational change and high-performance mindset adaptation. Read more.


MIKE MANUEL

Director, Hockey & Prospect Services Canada East

Mike has a strong hockey background as both a player and a coach, which have enabled him to leverage his deep rooted connections in Ontario and Maritimes. His core responsibilities include Management services and player recruitment at all levels. Prior to joining the Link Team, Mike acquired 11 years of solid experience as an assistant coach at the junior level and still actively coaches at the minor level. Mike currently resides in Halton Hills Ontario, with his wife of 15 years and their two children. Read more.


ANDY CHENGALATH

Associate Advisor, Pro Player & Prospect Services

In his capacity as Associate Advisor of Pro Player and Prospect Services and having graduated top of his class in Athlete Management from SMWW, Andy is a significant member of Link’s Player Advisory Team and has a key role in player identification at the Pro and Amateur level, statistical performance analysis, as well as in contract and endorsement negotiations for all of our Hockey and iSport Division athletes. Read more.


CAMERON RANDLES

Associate Advisor, Prospect Services

Born and raised in Palmdale, California, Cameron grew up playing his minor hockey with the Valencia Express, winning the Silver Sticks and the Can/AM Championships, and his Junior hockey with the Valencia Flyers in the WSHL and with the New England Jr Huskies in the EJHL. With a merit scholarship from Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, Cameron moved east, in 2014, to play hockey and continue his studies in the areas of Business Management. Read more.


LISA ROSENGARTEN

Associate Advisor, Prospect Services & Client Marketing

In her capacity as Associate Advisor, Prospect Services & Client Marketing, Lisa’s dynamic personality, competitive drive and passion for sport, has made her an invaluable member of Link’s Athlete Advisory and Marketing team. Just as she expects from all of the Link athletes, Lisa is never hesitant to take action, push both herself and the team beyond their comfort zone and model a results only mindset. Read more.