An expert at the forefront of the booming action sports industry for more than a decade, Peter Carlisle has successfully transitioned his creative marketing strategies to emerge as the leader in the representation and marketing of Olympic and Action Sport athletes.
One of only two sports agents to be inducted into Sports Business Journal’s “Forty-Under-Forty” Hall of Fame, Carlisle oversees a global business that provides career management for Octagon’s Olympics & Action Sports clients through contract negotiation, endorsements, licensing and merchandising opportunities as well as developing content-driven programs for clients that are re-defining athlete marketing. In collaboration with a talented group of agents that provide expertise in summer, winter and action sports, the division’s clients include: Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin, Kelly Clark, Ross Powers, Hannah Teter, Apolo Anton Ohno, Katie Hoff, Seth Wescott, and Chris Klug among others.
Prior to joining Octagon, he founded Carlisle Sports Management and served as an attorney Preti Flaherty based in Portland, Maine. Carlisle, who earned his J.D. from the University of Maine and B.A. from Bates College, is a member of the Maine and New Hampshire State Bar Associations. In addition, he has served as an Adjunct Professor of Sports Law at the University of New Hampshire and Maine School of Law.