Cliff Mander

Cliff Mander: CEO of CKM Sports Management


I’ve had a desire to work in the sports management industry for a long time. My hockey background began with gradual success as I played for the North Shore rep team participating in the North American Roller Hockey Championships. As my desire for roller hockey grew I started contacting other rep teams both in the US and worldwide. As a result, I was able to team up with programs in Colorado, San Jose, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.

2017 Venture Prize Competition: SFU Alumni Award

The experience provided me with an opportunity to play for the Canadian National Roller Hockey Team and participate in the 2005 Pan American Championships in Argentina. Upon returning to Vancouver I was contacted by a program out of New Zealand and was offered a season roster spot. In 2006 I had the pleasure of playing and winning a New Zealand National Championship with the Rimutaka Renegades. During that time I also played minor football for the Westside Warriors program in the Vancouver Mainland Football League and ultimately playing for the Carson Graham Eagles in the BC High School Football League. While at Carson Graham we had the success of a Provincial Championship in 2002.

Taking Sports to a Professional Level

Since returning to Vancouver I have focused on my business career and attained my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University. My desire to work in the sports management industry has progressed with the creation of CKM Sports Management.  In November of 2012 the company was named runner up for SFU Entrepreneur of the Year.

PHPA Agent Program Member

CKM Sports currently represents players in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, and overseas. In May 2017 SportWork Connect was launched in partnership with Elite Prospects and the Alliance of European Hockey Clubs; a technology that allows players and teams to communicate, evaluate, and complete the professional contract process.

Cliff Mander CEO CKM Sports: Part 1

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