Marquis Top Business Owners

Ayden Syal

Title: Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
Company: MOGL
Location: New York, New York, United States

Ayden Syal, chief executive officer and co-founder at MOGL, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in sports technology.

Embarking on his educational journey, Mr. Syal graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in management consulting and sociology from the University of Notre Dame in 2017. His academic achievements were underscored by receiving the Student Service Award at graduation. Mr. Syal’s career trajectory began with foundational experiences at prestigious firms, starting as an analyst at Convergex, where he gained valuable insights into the broader financial services industry. 

His roles at The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation and Fidelity Investments further solidified his understanding of the financial landscape. Joining Morgan Stanley, he worked as an analyst from 2017 to 2019 after completing the firm’s summer analyst program in 2016. Subsequent positions at Lexington Partners and IHS Markit, now S&P Global, honed his skills before co-founding MOGL in 2019.

Mr. Syal’s visionary leadership as the chief executive officer and co-founder of MOGL has garnered widespread recognition. The company, a trailblazer in the athlete influencer marketplace and collegiate athletics Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) sector, was founded to democratize access to athlete influencers. His pioneering efforts were particularly significant following the NCAA’s landmark policy change in June 2021, enabling student-athletes to monetize their personal brands. MOGL’s success was underscored by victory at the 2022 SXSW Pitch competition, and the company is now a rising star in the sports technology ecosystem, trusted by tens of thousands of athlete influencers and brands.

Throughout his career, Mr. Syal’s expertise in connecting athlete influencers with brand marketers has led to significant milestones. MOGL’s platform is now trusted by some of the country’s most prominent athletic departments to manage NIL programs effectively. Beyond his professional achievements, Mr. Syal maintains an active personal life, embracing diverse interests and aspirations. Born and raised in Canada with dual citizenship, he takes pride in his mixed heritage and being the first in his family to attend college in America. Looking forward, Mr. Syal is committed to solidifying MOGL’s position in the influencer marketing industry and fostering opportunities for startup founders within and beyond this dynamic industry.

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