The Team

The management group, ensuring everything runs smoothly and professional – including contact with the clients, clubs and partners. The strategy work, how we organize, our marketing and communication. Basically everything that you can see and experience for yourself.

maria karlsson de cecco

ceo & Agent - FIFA Licensed Agent

Maria is CEO with main responsibility for all areas. She does also work as agent with close relations to both players and clubs. Maria has a bachelor degree in sport science and has been a professional football player in four different countries. She’s part of FIFA Agent Working Group. Based in Sweden and Italy.

+46 70-033 81 34

Lisa Ek

Agent - FIFA Licensed Agent

Lisa is an agent based in Italy and Sweden. She works very close to both players and clubs. Lisa has a background as a professional football player and a national team ice hockey player. She holds an UEFA A coaching license and a sport management bachelor degree.

+46 70-824 64 42

Malin Levenstad

Agent - FIFA Licensed Agent

Malin has a long background as professional football player with over 300 games in Damallsvenskan. She has represented Swedens national team, from youth to senior level. Malin has also worked as a coach at the highest level. She obtains a FIFA PRO coach license.

+46 73 971 42 98

Caitlin Garden

Agent - FIFA Licensed Agent

Caitlin is a seasoned physical performance coach with a decade of experience, including work within the top leagues of English football.
Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science with Management and a Master’s degree (MSc) in Strength and Conditioning. Her unique vantage point in football – having sat at every side of the table – enables her to appreciate the multifaceted perspectives of all stakeholders.


Client Relations Manager

Danijela works as a client relations manager and helps out with everything outside the football field. As a former hockey player, three times Olympian and seven World Championships she knows the life of our clients. She supports them with everything they need and more.

+46 73-729 24 91

Joakim Zetterström


Joakim is attorney at law and member of the Swedish Bar Association. He assists CMG and our clients in any matter with a legal connection, such as commercial agreements, transfers etc. With a vast experience from the field of professional and amateur sports, both as an ice hockey MC, board member of clubs and associations, and chairman of the disciplinary committee, he is well acquainted with the environment and the challenges we and our clients face on a daily basis.

Vitor Ortega

Sales & Partnerships


Vitor has a broad background in sales and partnerships working with business in Latin America, Europe, and some Asian markets. He is a Brazilian who is based in Sweden and shares a strong passion for Sports. He holds a bachelor’s in marketing and advertisement and an MBA from FIA in Brazil with immersion in Stanford and Berkeley. Currently a Master’s student candidate in Entrepreneurship at Handelshögskolan, Gothenburg, Sweden.

+46 79 304 44 39

Paige Walder

Head of Social Media

Paige has been working as a graphic designer in the sports industry for the past five years, working with some notable companies and professional athletes throughout. Her experience in social media and content creation, along with a passion for football and growing the women’s game is apparent in the work she produces for brands and clients.

Hasse Arkinger

Finance Manager

Hasse has a background as finance manager in primarily construction companies for many years. He is one of the founders and has been active within CMG for many years, first as chairman of the board and now as responsible for CMG’s accounts.

Åsa Arkinger


Åsa has been working with accounting for several years.
She is responsible for CMG’s invoicing in collaboration with the company’s CEO.

The Board

The board and owners of CMG is where the foundation is set, the finance are secured and where we make sure the vision for the company is followed through in the best possible way.

Sabine Söndergaard


Sabine is a swedish lawyer and board professional with a long experience within the legal field of sports. She was cofounder of the sports law department at one of the biggest law firms in Sweden and chairman of the board of the swedish premieur league club BK Häcken (Gothia Cup). She has also been part of different committees within the Swedish Football Association.


Ingvar "Putte" Carlsson

Board member

”Putte” is one of the founders of CMG. With a history in both football and ice hockey and with positions like general manager, head coach, sport manager and national team coach, he is one of the most prominent people in the Swedish sports arena and plays a significant part of CMG, both history, present and future.

Carina Brorman

Board Member

Carina has a long-standing background from both the cultural sector and the business community. She has been deputy CEO of Malmö Opera, head of SVT Syd, communications director for E.ON Nordic and Saab Group and board member of Malmö FF. Today, she is an independent consultant and board professional with assignments such as senior advisor at Prime Weber Shandwick, chair of STIM and board member of the Swedish Film Institute and Dramaten (2008-2016).

Isabella Bengtsson

Board Member

Isabella is a medical doctor and a former handball player, having represented Skuru in Elitserien and Sweden in youth and junior national teams. She is our youngest board member and brings the perspective of being a young woman, both in sports and society.

Fredrik Lemmel

Board Member

After 25 years of legal experience in startup companies with entrepreneurs, Fredrik is now one himself. He’s devoted to make things better, more efficient and create value regardless if the company operate a submarine, run private High schools or provide advanced financial services.

maria karlsson de cecco

ceo, Agent (FIFA Licensed Agent) & Board Member

Maria is CEO with main responsibility for all areas. She does also work as agent with close relations to both players and clubs. Maria has a bachelor degree in sport science and has been a professional football player in four different countries. She’s part of FIFA Agent Working Group. Based in Sweden and Italy.