Chris Lencheski has worked in the global sports and entertainment landscape for more than 30 years.
Prior to Phoenicia Sport and Entertainment and Winning Streak Sports, he worked with MP & Silva and served as chairman of the board of managers and chief executive officer for IRG Sports + Entertainment (IRGSE). Lencheski authored industry-setting standards and practice guidelines followed by major entities from network and cable television groups to Fortune 500 companies. He served as Global Commercial Partnerships Director and Senior Advisor to the Board at MP & Silva, and as Vice Chairman and CEO of IRG Sports + Entertainment, a TPG specialty lending company, encompassing more than 1,150 motorsports, live entertainment and corporate events annually at their venues and within their global racing series. Lencheski orchestrated the return of IRG motorsports sanctioning bodies after a 19-year absence to global television and the development of a digital platform with the ESPN family of networks.
Prior to IRGSE, Lencheski was President of Comcast-Spectators’ subsidiary Front Row Marketing and Analytics (FRMS), the commercial rights, sponsorship and analytics firm inside the greater Comcast ecosystem of stadiums, arenas, teams and properties. FRMS was acquired by Learfield Sports in 2015. While at FRMS, his work included collaborations with the Americas’ Cup, English Premier League, the Olympics, Formula One and World Cup projects, as well as a host of international and national properties from every major league to governing bodies.
Lencheski was a multiple team owner in the NASCAR Sprint and Nationwide Series, as well as owner of International Hockey League franchise the Quad City Mallards, an affiliate of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers.
Lencheski is a graduate of Syracuse University and Harvard Business School. He serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia University and is a member of the Board of Directors of Winning Streak, a WAFRA Partners Company in the global and major league sports and entertainment licensing and hard goods industry.