Pedagogical team

Pedagogical team


The lessons are taught by teachers from the largest schools and universities, combining academic excellence and business expertise in the sports sector.

Michael Tapiro – Director & founder of Sports Management School

Director & founder of Sports Management School

A born entrepreneur and sportsman, Michael began with a sporting cursus and founded the Club de Neuilly-sur-Seine: “Rugby Club Paris Neuilly”; then in 1999 he created the agency “Au-delà du sport” with Christophe Juillet and Marc Lièvremont, specialised in the relationship between sports and business management.

Simultaneously, he has been a professor in marketing for 15 years.

During these years, this born entrepreneur wished to start up his own school. This cursus led him to found Sports Management School (SMS), a business school specialised in Sports Business. SMS covers a wide variety of business lines such as sports management, sporting structures optimisation, the development of new media, e-sports, sports betting….

David Mignot - Academic Director of Sports Management School

Academic Director of Sports Management School

David Mignot is a professor in Sports Management School since 2012 and the educational director of bachelors since 2016.

After studying to be an EPS sports teacher, David pursued the Master degree in international sports marketing from ESSEC.

He published a thesis as its specific theme: how must France be positioned and prepared in order to welcome the important international sports events

Then he worked for 17 years within several sports marketing agencies and managed brands like SFR, GMF, TOTAL, Grenoble 2018….

David founded “Iphitos” (sports marketing agency) in 2011 with the aim to advise the brands and to organise its own events. Some clients: GMF, La Poste, Essity, Fédération des Clubs de la Défense, AFM Téléthon, Relais et Chateaux, Stade Français Rugby, Lagardère Active …

Pascal Galantin - Educational coordinator

Educational coordinator

Former sprinter and specialist in the 100m, Pascal has been a physical trainer in the professional sports and commercial director in the professional basket and then director of the Regional Olympic and Sports Committee Ile-de-France. He is now in charge of the educational management of the bachelors & MBA cycles.

Florian RIPPERT - Communication & marketing manager

Communication & marketing manager

With a master in Sports Marketing, Florian worked as a community manager and as a press relations manager within the centres LE FIVE, leader of the five-a-side football. Then he developed in a federation within the FFVélo, the former Fédération française du cyclotourisme, as a press relations & community manager. In office since October 2018, he works as the communication & marketing manager for Sports Management School.

Marie LOGEAIS - Educational coordinator MBA

Educational coordinator MBA

With a Master in Marketing and Business Management (IDRAC), Marie has been working in SMS for 7 years. Previously, she had experiences in Human Resources, in people care sectors and within a recruitment firm.