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Chris Presson

Award-winning President & CEO specializing in sports operations management.
Tulsa, Oklahoma USA


I'm a top-performing executive leader possessing a vast range of expertise in transformational business process improvement, long-term relationship building, and forward-thinking capital project management. I've repeatedly displayed an ability to administer multimillion dollar budgets, while reaching goals and accelerating profitability.


CEO & President

Aug 2019 - Dec 2021
Drove simultaneous capital projects and held direct oversight of strategic planning, multimillion-dollar budget development, financial forecasting, and competitive license negotiations. I forged and nurtured robust partnerships, formulated in-depth merchandise sales plans, while changing the name of our team after 100 years as the Eskimos.

President - NBA G League Team

May 2016 - Sep 2019
Balanced competing priorities while conceptualizing strategies designed to maximize exposure for the Phoenix Suns NBA G League team. I launched the team, identified areas for improvement, scrutinized performance, and interfaced regularly with team members at all levels, including corporate sponsors, stakeholders, and executive leadership.


Oct 2014 - Sep 2019
Drove consequential contract negotiations, sought and secured premier advertisers, and directed all components of brand marketing. I instituted innovative measures to stimulate continuous revenue optimization and created strategies to combat potential setbacks.


May 2011 - Oct 2014
I embraced responsibility for corporate decision-making, affiliation agreement formation, budget development, and media relations activities. I employed creative and effective community marketing strategies to augment the seasonal seat base, curtailed operational spending, while improving analytical analysis leading to record sales activity.


Journalism - Bacehelors
Aug 1984 - May 1992
I worked three jobs my last three years of school to put myself through school.

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