Name: Edward Freedman
Job Title: Non-Executive Chairman, Icons.com
Job Role: Edward brings his vast retail and football knowledge to the Icons operation and is involved in all the major deals, initiatives and decisions.
Background: Edward has over 40 years experience in the retail industry and in the late 80s was Managing Director of Tottenham Hotspur. He then moved to Manchester United and became Managing Director of Manchester United Merchandising from 1992 onwards. Over the next six years he transformed the commercial side of the club's operation and built the Manchester United into the biggest brand in world football. He was also a key player in the formation of the Premier League and was hailed by The Economist as "football's merchandising guru".
Team: Manchester United
Favourite current player: Cristiano Ronaldo
Favourite ever players: Pele, Johan Cruyff, Eric Cantona
Greatest player ever seen live: Pele in the '66 World Cup at Goodison Park when Portugal kicked him off the park
Favourite footballing moment: Has to be winning the World Cup in '66
Playing record: Played for London School Boys then had to go on an actually earn a living
Contact: Phone: 020 7446 8888 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Dan Jamieson
Job Title: Managing Director, Icons.com
Job Role: As Icons MD Dan runs business day to day; overseeing the marketing and supply operations, negotiating third party deals and planning the growth of the company.
Background: Graduating with an Economics degree from Cambridge University, Dan has worked in media marketing for 13 years, working for the Guardian & Observer newspapers, Channel 4 and being Head of Marketing for Capital Radio. He worked at Zone, Icons' parent company, for three years as a digital strategist and developed the plan for the Icons website re-launch in 2008.
Team: Growing up in the city in the glory years of the 70s and 80s it was inevitable that he would become a dedicated Liverpool fan.
Favourite current player: Fernando Torres
Favourite ever players: Diego Maradona, Ian Rush, Paul Gascoigne
Greatest player ever seen live: Kenny Dalglish
Favourite footballing moment: Champions League Final 2005, Istanbul
Playing record: Dan is player-manager of Grantchester Road, a Sunday League football team entering its 13th season and is dreaming of mid-table and a possible cup run.
Contact: Phone: 020 7446 8821 Email: email@example.com
Name: Tom Rollett
Job Title: Operations Director, Icons.com
Job Role: As Icons OD Tom oversees the purchasing and creation of stock, Search Engine Optimisation of the website, and site development.
Background: Graduating from Nottingham University with a Philosophy degree, followed by a Diploma in Journalism from Cardiff University Tom worked for a variety of newspapers, magazines and websites before joining Icons in 2001. He ran the Icons network of personal player websites before concentrating exclusively on the memorabilia operation in 2007.
Team: Tom grew up watching the legendary QPR side of Stan Bowles, Gerry Francis and Dave Thomas in the Seventies and knew then he would enjoy a lifetime of sublime football and title chases.
Favourite current player: Lee Cook
Favourite ever players: Paul Gascoigne, Diego Maradona, Stan Bowles, Johan Cruyff
Greatest player ever seen live: Stan Bowles
Favourite footballing moment: QPR v Oldham, 2003 play-off semi-final first leg. Unbelievable atmosphere.
Playing record: Peaked aged 10 scoring the winning goal in the Scouts county cup. Early promise went unfulfilled thanks to off-field distractions.
Contact: Phone: 020 7446 8844 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Steve Ryan
Job Title: Marketing & Affiliate Manager, Icons.com
Job Role: As Icons Marketing & Affiliates Manager Steve is responsible for the promotion of Icons range of signed football memorabilia and the Icons brand to the adoring footballing world.
Background: After graduating from The University of Sheffield in 2002 with a degree in Business & Marketing, Steve spent a year travelling before moving to the bright lights of London to work in International Marketing for a publishing company. Following three years in publishing Steve went on to run large-scale marketing campaigns for corporate and sports events before joining Icons in 2007 to develop their marketing and affiliate promotions.
Team: An increasingly rare choice; Steve supports the team from the city he grew up in - the mighty Foxes, Leicester City.
Favourite current players: Ronaldo Luís Nazario de Lima (The first and best Ronaldo) & Matty Fryatt
Favourite ever players: Paul Gascoigne, Muzzy Izzet, Eric Cantona, Jay-Jay Okocha
Greatest player ever seen live: Zinedine Zidane
Favourite footballing moment: A year after falling in love with football during Italia '90, to a ten year old boy this was magic.
Playing record: Steve has been plying his trade for Los Bomboneras in a North London 5-a-side league for the last four years since his big money switch from Sheffield University's Rod Hull City.
Contact: Phone: 020 7446 8823 Email: email@example.com
Name: Natalie Hinman
Job Title: Customer Service Executive, Icons.com
Job Role: As Icons Customer Service Executive, Natalie is Icons' link to the outside world, providing support, fulfilling orders and answering queries from football fans and general gift buyers who come to Icons.
Background: Fresh out of London College of Communications which is part of the University of the Arts, Natalie has working at Winkball.com as a street reporter and also convered games from the Premier League down to League 1. She also volunteer at Charlton FC as part of their community programme and covered the Beijing Olympics for Thomson Reuters. As a trained sports journalist she adds depth, and good spelling, to our writing team as well.
Team: Arsenal. In her job interview we asked if she liked football, she replied that the night before she'd been at an Arsenal reserve team game to check out if Sol Campbell still had it in him. We hired her. She would also like to point out that she is a fourth generation gooner and "it's in the blood".
Favourite current players: Cesc Fabregas
Favourite ever players: Robert Pires, Vicente Rodriguez
Greatest player ever seen live: Thierry Henry & Cesc Fabregas, though she saw Diego Maradona do some keepy-ups once
Favourite footballing moment: Specifically, when Arsenal beat Liverpool in the unbeaten season and then winning the league at White Hart Lane later that year.
Playing record: The only football she ever played was in the "rage cage" on a council estate in Elephant and Castle. Apparently, she was like an aggressive, female version of Paul Dickov!
Contact: Phone: 020 7446 8888 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Scott Hutchison
Job Title: North America Business Development, Central & East Coast Region, Icons.com
Job Role: To expand the profile of the brand and the sales across North America and to forge strategic partnerships with media, retail and brand partners.
Background: After earning his MBA in Marketing from Loyola University of Chicago, Scott has spent 14 years working for global marketing services agencies like Leo Burnett Worldwide, Ogilvy & Mather and Draftfcb. From a soccer perspective, Scott has helped to develop Stateside media sponsorship strategy for SiriusXM Satellite Radio, World Football Daily, FourFourTwo magazine and more.
Team: As a clueless American visiting London for the first time in 1997, I bought a ticket to to see Chelsea v. Arsenal at Stamford Bridge and instantly fell in love with the game. Have followed the Blues ever since...boy, did that decision turn out well for me!
Favourite current player: Frank Lampard
Favourite ever players: Gianfranco Zola, Alan Shearer, David Beckham, Damien Duff
Greatest player ever seen live: Wayne Rooney
Favourite footballing moment: Champions League 2005, John Terry's late header puts Chelsea into the quarter finals and knocks out Barcelona
Playing record: Being 6 foot 4, you'll either find me in goal for a local rec league or preferably out on the basketball court
Contact: Phone: 1-773-504-7788 Email: email@example.com
Name: Tim Bredbury
Job Title: Business Development, Asia, Icons.com
Job Role: To expand the profile of the brand and the sales across Hong Kong, China and beyond and to forge strategic partnerships with media, retail and brand partners.
Background: Tim is the only icon who can actually play the game properly. He played professional football from 1979-1999 in the UK (Liverpool FC), Hong Kong (Seiko, South China, Instant Dict), Australia (Sydney Olympic), Malaysia (Selangor and Sabah). He was also a Hong Kong National Team player between 1986-1999.
In business Tim was co-founder of SportsNetGlobal, internet sports site similar to icons and has been involved in Hong Kong based soccer schools for the English Schools Foundation, Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC for the past 14 years.
Most recently he has been the main presenter on Asia Television's UEFA Champions League coverage and Sports Presenter of the Main News between 1996-2010.
Team: Liverpool FC, obviously!
Favourite current player: Steven Gerrard
Favourite ever players: Diego Maradona, Kenny Dalglish
Greatest player ever seen live: Diego Maradona
Favourite footballing moment: European Cup Final, Paris, 1981
Playing record: Trying to get fit to play each year in the Hong Kong Football Club International 7's, it gets tougher each year though
Contact: Phone: 852 94 1911 40 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org