Former Mandates Athlete Management

The following list represents a selection of former clients from the sports world with whom we have worked in the past. Operating in the background, we accompanied their individual careers for several years and stood by their side during times of joy and disappointment.

Jolanda Neff - Geigele Communications

Jolanda Neff

Geigele Communications supported Jolanda Neff over a span of five years, accompanying her ascent to the top of the MTB world. As part of our 24/7 service package, we coordinated and negotiated transfers from one team to the next, managed contract extensions, serviced her sponsors and initiated and arranged media articles and appearances. We helped position Jolanda as one of Switzerland’s premier female athletes and also served as the first point of contact in emergency situations, such as her training accident in December 2019.

Patrick Fischer

When Patrick Fischer was named head coach of the Swiss national ice hockey team, it surprised many in the sport. For four years, Geigele Communications subsequently worked with Patrick as part of a consulting mandate for the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation. Together, key messages were developed, on-camera trainings were conducted and Patrick was prepared for even the most unpleasant of interview questions. The mandate culminated at the 2018 IIHF world championships, where Team Switzerland skated to a historic silver medal. Today, Patrick enjoys great success as a sought-after keynote speaker while continuing to lead the Swiss national team.

Patrick Fischer - Geigele Communications
Viktor Röthlin - Geigele Communications

Viktor Roethlin

Janine Geigele worked hand in hand with Swiss marathon champion Viktor Roethlin during her time with Weltklasse Zürich and the 2014 European Athletics Championships in Zurich. All in all, she occupied the role of Viktor’s personal media manager over a period of eight years, often performing her job on the road at some of the world’s biggest marathons and competitions. Known for her quick and reliable communication, Janine also displayed her expertise in crisis communication on more than one occasion, most notably during two pulmonary embolisms Roethlin suffered during their time together. Today, Janine continues to support Viktor in handling communications for his annual "Switzerland Marathon light" race.

Patrik Waegeli

Geigele Communications turned the story of Switzerland’s “fastest farmer” into a thing in the summer of 2020. Notable publications such as 20 Minuten, Sportpanorama, CH Media (over two million readers) and SonntagsBlick featured the story of one of Switzerland’s best marathon runners, who also happened to handle a 40% workload as a farmer on his own farm. In addition, Geigele Communications supported Patrik in sponsorship affairs and communication with fans and partners.

Patrik Wägeli - Geigele Communications
Alan Roura - Geigele Communications

Alan Roura

Having spent half of his life on water, Alan Roura wrapped up his second Vendée Globe campaign in February of 2021. At just 27 years of age, he was the youngest participant for the second time after his Vendée Globe debut in 2017. In the four years between, Geigele Communications successfully placed the Geneva-born skipper in the Swiss-German media, telling the young sailor’s story. The resulting portraits, interviews and reports attracted a lot of attention for Roura and his sponsors, in part due to exclusive TV formats such as "Reporter" and "Dok”, which were produced by Swiss national broadcaster SRF, who had accompanied Roura’s journey for three years.