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Hangin' With... Rugby Football Union Chief Commercial Officer Sophie Goldschmidt

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 21 / 14

SOPHIE GOLDSCHMIDT is the chief commercial officer for the Rugby Football Union. She began her career with adidas, working as the brand’s tennis and women’s soccer sports marketing manager before holding roles at the WTA and the NBA. While at the NBA, she was instrumental in bringing ...

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