About van Dillen Partners

Our Mission

To provide our clients with unique, impactful, and results-driven experiences and partnerships that meet their business and CSR objectives.

History of van Dillen Partners

van Dillen Partners (vDP) was founded in 2005 by Erik van Dillen, a former professional tennis player.

After working for globla sports, events and talent management company, International Management Group, IMG as a Senior Corporate VP for 25 years, Erik started a boutique agency, van Dillen Partners, in 2005. vDP focuses on nonprofit corporate partnership consulting, event sponsorship and management, and sponsorship sales.

Erik van Dillen playing tennis
van Dillen Partners has been guiding companies and nonprofits to better results through nonprofit corporate partnerships and event sponsorship since 2005.

Who We've Worked With

With over 20 years at IMG, the worlds’ largest sports management company, Erik brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record. While at IMG, Erik helped build a number of successful sport and lifestyle events including the Bank of the West Tennis Classic (formerly the Virginia Slims of Oakland), the Bank of the West Beach Games (formerly the US Open of Surfing), the Transamerica Seniors Golf Tournament and the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. In addition, Erik’s Executive Director experience includes the Manhattan Beach Tennis Open, Scottsdale Tennis Championship, San Francisco Marathon, Symphony on Ice and the Merv Griffin Celebrity Tennis.

We have worked with a number of corporate customers including: JP Morgan, Siebel Systems, Audi, Bank of America, Bank of the West, DHL, Sybase, SAP, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, Franklin Templeton Group, Fujitsu, Hitachi and Porsche.

We have worked with a number of professional sports and media associations including: Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), Stanford University Athletics, ESPN, NBC Sports, Fox Sports Net, ABC Sports and CBS Sports.

Our Passionate Team Members

With many collective years of experience the van Dillen team offers expertise to manage your events, drive sponsorships and maximize corporate engagements.

Erik van Dillen

Partner - Head of Business Development
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Matthew Penchuk

Strategy & Business Development
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Barbara van Dillen

Partner - Head of Strategy
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Nancy Batchelor

Event Planning
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Reach out to Learn More About How van Dillen Partners Can Help Your Organization

If you have an inquiry about our strategic services please use the form or contact: info@vandillenpartners.com