Chris Heck was named the 76ers Chief Revenue Officer on July 29, 2013. In his role, Heck implements strategies and oversees all initiatives related to revenue growth for the Sixers, including corporate partnerships, marketing activation, ticketing sales, client service and premium sales. Under Heck’s leadership, the Sixers have sold the four largest partnership in team history, doubled the new season ticket holder fan base and established the teams Patriot Partner platform. Additionally, Heck has created and launched 1776 Sports and Entertainment, is working on the management team building the sixers training complex in Camden NJ and oversees the management of the Philla100 influencer program.
Prior to the Sixers, Heck served as the President of Business Operations for the New York Red Bulls (MLS), where he oversaw the business and commercial facets of the team and Red Bull Arena. Heck also spent seven years with the National Basketball Association (NBA) as senior vice president in the teams best practices group, team marketing and business operations. During his tenure with the league, he advised NBA teams on ticket sales and service, sponsorship development and marketing; managed the NBA’s Canadian business; and oversaw all business and marketing for USA Basketball¹s Senior Men¹s and Women¹s National Teams.
Before his tenure with the league, Heck was vice president and general manager for Villanova Sports Properties, where he managed Villanova Athletics corporate partnerships on all platforms. Additional roles have included director of corporate sales and service for the Miami Heat, and corporate sales and training camp supervisor for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Named to Sports Business Journal¹s Forty Under 40 list in 2008, Heck holds a bachelor¹s degree from Villanova University and has served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University. Heck is currently serving on the board of advisors for MSP Sports, Cooper’s Ferry Board of Directors, UCF Sports Management advisory board and a voting member of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. He and his wife Mary Beth have three children, Peyton, Madelyn and Gavin, and reside in Wilmington, Del.