International Athlete Management 360

"Finding the right path is not easy. It’s not easy to breakout of the system and find a way to outperform, to strive for better, to create opportunity. When we’re young it’s the paths we take that often determine the destination.

It may feel like a leap of faith to choose the right path, but if the path is safe and proven then it’s not that much of a leap to give your talent that extra chance."
- Marco Maisano (CEO)

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Watch IAM 360 CEO and Founder, Marco Maisano, accept the Telstra Business of the year award

(IAM360 Formerly known as NSR Australia and New Zealand)

Marco Maisano – CEO and Founder

I left school when I was 16 years old with a dream to play my sport professionally. I was a C average student who never really got along with my teachers (PE teachers aside). I knew school was important I just did not apply myself like I should have.

I was one of the lucky ones who signed a professional soccer contract at the age of 16. I was fortunate enough to experience the professional life for a few years, but by the time I was 25, I was broke, uneducated and lost. The only thing I did know, was that I wished I had prepared myself for life after sport.

You see, you only hear about the success stories, the lavish lifestyles of the rich and famous stars you idolize on TV. You don’t hear about the millions of athletes who sacrifice their lives for their sport and then end up with nothing, either because of injury, timing, politics or simply bad luck.

And that’s why I started IAM 360 in 2006.

I wanted to change how young athletes viewed their education. I wanted to give them a pathway to do 2 things once (Education and Sport) whilst ensuring they also learned valuable life skills and created experiences that will stay with them forever.

The American Collegiate system provides all of this for its students. A way to combine everything. A way to create a lifetime of memories, experiences and friendships. An incredible pathway for your sporting or Artistic careers whilst gaining an fantastic education.

Let us enrich your life through your passion for sport or the Arts.

In addition to the US College recruitment process, Marco is available for public speaking opportunities on the following topics:

  • Student athlete Motivation and career planning
  • Leadership development through Sport
  • Goal Setting for young athletes
  • Athlete Mindset and controlling your pathway

Contact Marco directly on LinkedIn for all public speaking engagements

Natasha Jacobs – Student Support Manager

My name is Natasha Jacobs and I am the Student Support Manager for IAM360. A proudly South African sports fan, I live in Johannesburg, South Africa. As a child, I always participated and excelled in many different sports activities at school. I completed my Matric year in 2001, having achieved various sports awards for participation and selection for First Team in Netball, Volleyball, Touch Rugby and Athletics. My most commendable sports award being ‘First Team Netball Player of the Year 2001’.

With a natural flair for art, I followed my passion for creativity and studied Fashion Design. Thereafter, I followed a career path in the magazine industry and worked for FHM magazine as a Fashion Editor for 9 years.
However, as a sports-loving person and someone that has always been enthusiastic about sport and fitness, I decided to change course, and took on the role as assistant Athletics coach at Marist Brothers School. It was here that I had the opportunity to work with the Foundation phase students, helping them to learn and improve on their athletics skills.

Having the privilege of working with young people in a sports environment, it goes without saying, that I was overjoyed when offered the opportunity to join IAM360. My role is to assist prospective international students and facilitate their recruitment to and engagement with, different universities and international sports programs.

I believe that young people should put more emphasis on health and fitness. Integrating sport into their everyday lives and staying active, will bring about more dynamic lifestyles and healthier habits for our youth.
Working as a member of the team at IAM360 has given me great pleasure in helping students pursue a journey that may at first seem impossible. With the tools that IAM360 offers, I endeavor to create opportunities for talented students and athletes, helping them to reach their dreams and at the same time, acquire an honourable education.



Chanel Du Toit – Student Support Officer

My name is Chanel Du Toit and I have just recently joined the IAM360 team.
I am a proudly born and bred South African – South Africa is such a diverse country with all 11 official languages, we are truly a rainbow nation.

I was born in Johannesburg 21 years ago and come from a very humble family life. With 2 beautiful Yorkies I might add. They are without a doubt the life and soul of our household. I have a wonderful boyfriend called Adamastor, but my older sister, (who I love dearly) calls him ‘Mashie” – Everyone needs a nickname right? I’m a very creative person by nature and love to draw. Always love sharpening my pencil and thanks to Grandpa Phil, I got my talent from him.

Primary school was a fun time of my life – innocence at its best – High School was not my favourite place but pushed through none the less, as Mom always said” You need your matric”. So, having completed my final year I took a long-deserved break and soaked up the South African sun and Her beauty whilst deciding what to do with my future.

I started finding my feet in the workplace and landed my first job at a recording studio which was pretty awesome. There I met some wonderful and creative people. Very ‘out there” and found them to be a breath of fresh air! I then got an opportunity to work in the corporate life where I got to learn all the tricks in the book on how to run a business and all the finances that come with it.

I was approached to work for IAM360. This has proved to be such a great opportunity for me. What a rewarding feeling it has been for me knowing I am part of such a great team helping and enabling children to further their dreams, and I know one day I will be fulfilling mine by ticking off all the wonders of the world off my bucket list. I’m loving this new journey of mine and as one of the Proudly South African citizens, I hope to help inspire students to reach their Pot of Gold at the end of their rainbow. I firmly believe that to travel is to learn and to learn is to live.


Courtney Du Toit – Student Support Officer

My name is Courtney Du Toit, I was born and raised in the beautiful sunny South Africa.

Since I left school, I have ventured down many paths as most school leavers do, starting off working as an au pair while studying part time to exploring the corporate world where I worked my way up to being head of business development.

While I loved my corporate jobs, I always wanted to do more, be more. I feel that my passion for children and my need to help them grow was a path I needed to follow.

It was always a dream of mine to study and work abroad. When I heard about IAM360 I knew it was destiny to combine my love for travelling and passion for children. Being offered this role has been a life changing opportunity for me to grow and learn in an industry that I firmly believe in.

My bucket list is a list that never ends but one that hasn’t been written. My dream is to travel around the globe not only to see the amazing wonders of this world but to learn about the different cultures, beliefs, and history each country, city and town has to offer.

I have been fortunate enough to tick three incredible counties off my list thus far, those being the UK, Swaziland and Mozambique where I fell in love with my Best friend after seven years. He is one of the most hardworking and goal driven people I have met and is truly an inspiration.

My biggest blessing is my wonderful family and my three naughty dogs, what would life be without them, they make my house a home.

I am so excited to be a part of the IAM360 family where I can help many students accomplish their goals and follow their dreams, as I tick off my bucket list I hope to help them tick off theirs.