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Athlete Career Transition: looking back on a great 2022

Updated: Jun 5, 2023

Celebrating victories is a huge part of growth in sport and the corporate world alike, and what a fantastic twelve months it’s been for us here at Athlete Career Transition.

The past year has seen us help many former athletes to transition out of elite sport into top-flight careers in business.

It has been a privilege to assist these outstanding individuals, to develop their transferable skills and get them ready for professional life beyond the field of play.

It could not have been possible without our world-class partners. These organisations each recognise the value of hiring a former athlete, and their specialised programmes give that critical support to new recruits as they settle into new working environments.

Here are some of the global success stories that are powering our progress as we move into 2023.

Yannick Anzuluni

Transitioned athletes in 2022

  • Former England and Saracens rugby player Hannah Gallagher (GBR) joins EY as Senior Associate in Talent Attraction and Acquisition

  • Former Olympic sailor and professional coach Sarah Ayton (GBR) joins EY as Senior Associate in Talent Attraction and Acquisition

  • Former track & field and bobsleigh Olympian Montell Douglas (GBR) joins EY as Senior Associate in Talent Attraction and Acquisition

  • Former basketball pro Yannick Anzuluni (CAN) joins Equinix as Talent Acquisition Coordinator

  • Former international equestrian Anne Sanguinetti (USA) joins Equinix as Legal Operations Analyst

  • Former Olympic rower Meghan Musnicki (USA) joins Equinix as Operations and Talent Acquisition Analyst

  • Former England and international fencer Odette Hornby joins Athlete Career Transition as Performance Psychologist

  • Former NFL pro Ukeme Eligwe (USA) joins Alliance Bernstein (AB) as Operations Intern

  • Former baseball pro Garrett Giovannelli (USA) joins AB as SRM Analyst

  • Former softball pro Taylor Edwards (USA) joins AB as Client Management Analyst

  • Former England GB hockey star Nicola White joins Haleon as Team Assistant

  • Former professional footballer Simeon Akinola joins Haleon as Dental Territory Business Manager.



EY’s Recruiter Academy programme gives former athletes the chance to transition out of professional sport and begin second careers in recruitment at the business services multinational.


The Equinix Athlete Career Program offers former sports professionals the opportunity to learn how Equinix connects businesses through all sectors in a cloud-first world.

Alliance Bernstein (AB)

The AB Athlete Internship Program offers athletes the mentoring they need to enter the investment space and begin building high-performance careers after sport.

ACT Co-Director Andy Moore said:

“ACT is proud to have worked with exceptional individuals and organisations throughout this past year. The relationships we create are enabling former athletes to continue performing at the highest level in their professional lives after sport.

“We pride ourselves on the quality of our partnerships and on the high-calibre of candidates we source for the firms we work with. The effectiveness of our approach is reflected in the fantastic outcomes we’re seeing for all stakeholders.

“We look forward to building on these successes through 2023; to helping more athletes transition safely out of sport and into second careers in business.”


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