Christopher Halpin is the EVP/Chief Strategy & Growth Officer of the National Football League. In his role, Chris and his team drive League-wide strategy, long-range planning and Data & Analytics. He 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.
Prior to his current role, Chris was SVP—Consumer Products & Licensing, overseeing the League’s gaming, apparel, hardlines and e-commerce businesses. Before that, he was the VP of Media Strategy & Business Development, charged with growing the League’s Media business through TV partners, digital/OTT opportunities and NFL Media (NFL Network, RedZone and Digital).
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.