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Leadership

Brian Levine

President & Social Impact Advisor

James Lamont

Communications Consultant

Chris Zapata Prado

Manager & Social Media Advisor

Sam Bougha

Sam Bougha

Intern, Research & Business Development

Brian Levine

Founder, President & Social Impact Advisor

Brian J. Levine - Envision Sports & EntertainmentBrian Levine has more than fifteen years of experience working with leading brands, professional sports leagues, athletes, event properties, national sports federations and all levels of government. Brian founded Envision S&E in 2012 with the goal of helping clients transform BIG ideas into reality.  Nearly a decade later, Envision S&E has become a leading Canadian athlete sports marketing agency with a growing consultancy practice. Brian’s infectious enthusiasm in helping clients envision success and mobilize the necessary resources to realize goals is what drives him to this day.

Prior to founding Envision S&E, Brian worked in the Canadian office of IMG, one of the world’s leading Sports & Entertainment agencies, with clients including the Canadian Soccer Association, Stars on Ice and Toronto Fashion Week.

Retained by Athletics Canada in 2010, Brian helped pioneer the creation of a new National Track League. He was also the driving force behind the Toronto International Track & Field Games, having led corporate sponsorship, government relations, marketing, communications and community engagement for the meet from 2010 to 2013. In 2009, Brian led sponsorship and the TSN partnership for the Usain Bolt headlined Festival of Excellence Track Meet at Varsity Stadium.

Brian also worked at the Canadian Football League and Wakeham & Associates Marketing, a sponsorship and venue naming rights consultancy boutique. Brian is married with two daughters and as such he may not have the time he once did to train and compete in triathlon across Canada and around the world but there’s a good chance that on your next call with him, he might be cruising on his bike while he mulls over the next big client project.

 


James Lamont

–  Communications Consultant

James Lamont - Envision Sports & Entertainment

James is the founder of Lamont Communications, and has more than 20 years of experience in the sports and entertainment field with the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL) and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Today he’s one of the country’s top sports and entertainment consultants.

Specializing in strategic planning, sports marketing and sponsorship, media and influencer relations, James’ client list includes such notable brands as: Labatt Breweries of Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, YouTube, Uninterrupted Canada, General Mills, Dove, Sony Music, Under Armour, BioSteel and Kraft Canada.

His distinctive experience was developed as both agency and in-house council creating and executing award-winning campaigns like the Cannes Lion D’or for Budweiser Red Lights in addition to national activations for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, the Olympics, FIFA World Cup, Tough Mudder and UFC.

A trusted strategic consultant, James works with a host of creative and communication agencies across the country connecting clients to Canada’s top sports media and influencers. He has advised high profile personalities such as George St. Pierre, Connor McDavid, Andrew Wiggins, Pascal Siakam, Denis Shapovalov, Marcus Stroman, Cabral “Cabbie” Richards and Andre De Grasse, as well as a host of other prominent business executives, athletes, and broadcasters.

James is married with a son and enjoys spending his weekends and COVID times at his (non-working) farm in Prince Edward County.

 


Chris Zapata Prado

Athlete Manager & Social Media Advisor

Chris Zapata Prado - Envision Sports & Entertainment

Chris began producing content on YouTube and Instagram in 2013 with Michael-Louis Rizzi. Together they have garnered more than 250,000 followers. Chris’ comprehensive understanding of the evolving social media landscape stems from his invaluable work as an influencer himself coupled with activity supporting Envision S&E’s varied clients. 
 
His work developing content, including both still imagery and edited videos for Olympian and health and wellness influencer Alysha Newman, has helped grow her significant following on Instagram. Campaign management work on behalf of Envision S&E’s stable of athletes includes contributing to campaigns with Krinos, Petro Canada, Bell, RBC, Nike, Agent Provocateur, Danielle Wellington and RW & CO. 
 
He’s fluent in Spanish and English and is a seasoned world traveler. He also documents cultural unrest, riots and contentious elections around the world. 

 


Sam Bougha

–  Manager, Research & Business Development (Intern)

Sam Bougha - Envision Sports & Entertainment

Sam has a decade of sales and relationship management experience working in the health and finance sectors at TD Bank, Ricoh Canada and Peloton Interactive.

After building his own personal training business, Sam’s ambition and passion for the business of sport and athlete brand management led him to enrol at Humber College where he’s working towards his Sport Management Advanced Diploma.

Originally from Cameroon and a former basketball player, Sam is dedicated to improving at-risk communities and empowering underprivileged youth through sport.