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Niki Budalic

Director of Operations

Niki will serve as Director of Operations for K-W United FC and be involved in both business and technical operations.  Niki is currently Director of Football at Beswicks Sports North America, having previously held managing positions with Santio Sport + Entertainment and First Wave Sports Marketing. Niki is primarily responsible for the recruitment and scouting of Canadian and American international and youth players, and representing some of the top Canadian talent domestically and abroad. He also manages international club tours in North America, overseeing logistics, operations and budgeting. Niki has experience in a consultancy role for MLS clubs in their recruitment and development of their academy programs.

A former Kitchener Soccer Club player, Niki played professionally in Canada with the Toronto Lynx and Montreal Impact as well as clubs in Norway and Sweden. He completed his undergraduate degree at James Madison University in Virginia in 2000, and his Master�s in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2002. Niki was part of the CIS National Championship winning side for WLU in 2001 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008.