As President of Toptracer Global, Ben Sharpe leads the expansion strategy for Toptracer Range to create high-tech, engaging player experiences at driving ranges worldwide.
Prior to joining the Topgolf Entertainment Group family of brands, Ben spent nine years at TaylorMade-adidas Golf, starting as the Vice President of the EMEA/Pacific region. During that time, he increased the business from $100 million to $250 million in six years, making the region the best-performing one in the group. In 2012, he became Global President of Adidas Golf, delivering a record year in terms of sales and profit. He became CEO in 2014 and started the turnaround strategy, bringing in a new executive team before returning home to the UK in 2015. Ben also previously served as CEO of Lyle & Scott, repositioning the business from a knitwear manufacturer to one of the leading fashion labels in the UK and Scandinavia.
Ben graduated from Sheffield Hallam University, where he earned a degree in business studies. He lives with his wife, two children and a family dog in London. Ben is quite the athlete – he is a former British Olympian in field hockey and an avid golfer with a handicap of 4. Ben loves to cheer on the Aston Villa Football Club and is a lover of bad jokes.