How is the NFL navigating a changing landscape? Find out from Chris Halpin who, with his team, drives League-wide strategy, long-range planning and Data & Analytics. Chris also oversees key growth areas for the NFL, including managing the League’s rapidly expanding International business and leading its activities in legalized sports betting.
As Strategy & Growth chief, Chris Halpin works across the NFL in developing and driving its long-term growth strategy. He describes its three long-term core objectives as “the Game, Fans, and Engagement.” Chris and his team work to make each of these areas strong and growing, focusing on investing in each of them, in the ever-more-complicated consumer and media landscape.
We will talk with him about the process of planning at the NFL, including key inputs such as broader industry dynamics, a range of stakeholders, and how the League measures progress and success. We will also talk about the broader consumer and technology trends that can spur growth into the next decade. Key growth themes for the NFL include digital/interactive offerings and International growth, both of which we will explore in the session.
Before the NFL, Chris had been a partner at Providence Equity Partners, a global Media & Communications private equity firm. We will also discuss how his 15-year career in private equity serves him in his current job and what the transition was like from investments to an operating business. The discussion will also include advice for those interested in careers in the sports and media industries.
Media Guru events are well-known for their “no speeches, no Power Point” promise: Just compelling one-on-one conversation with a fascinating personality making news in the media business, followed by Q+A.
Participants must register by November 10th to receive details on joining the discussion.
Please note that no refunds will be issued.
Chief Strategy & Growth Officer at National Football League
Christopher Halpin is the National Football League’s EVP/Chief Strategy & Growth Officer. Prior to his current role, Chris was SVP—Consumer Products & Licensing; before that, he was the VP of Media Strategy & Business Development.
Prior to joining the NFL in June 2013, Chris was a Partner and Managing Director at Providence Equity Partners. During his 13 years at Providence, Chris worked across the firm’s investment activities in the Media & Entertainment, Wireless/Satellite and Business Services sectors, and also opened and served as Co-Head of Providence’s Hong Kong office. Chris started his career in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs.
Chris is a graduate of Princeton University with an A.B. in Economics (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude), and is a board member of the Children’s Scholarship Fund, the Western Golf Association Evans Scholarship Fund, and Good Sports New York.
Principal, Quantum Media
Ava Seave is a Principal of Quantum Media, a consulting firm focused on strategy and marketing for media, information and entertainment companies. At Quantum Media, she leads consulting engagements for media companies and nonprofit organizations in a broad range of assignments. She founded Quantum Media with four others in 1998. Seave is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia Business School and Columbia Journalism School.
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