President – Premier Partnerships

John Kristick

John Kristick is a senior sports marketing executive with more than 25 years of experience working on the management, sales, and marketing of major sports properties. He is currently the President of Premier Partnerships.

Prior to joining Premier, as the Executive Director of the United Bid Committee for Canada, Mexico and United States, John led a three-country team with the responsibility for organizing the successful bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ in North America.

John’s involvement in international soccer spans more than two decades, as he has been involved in every FIFA World Cup since 1994, working on either sponsorship (1994 in the US and 1998 in France), broadcasting (2002 in South Korea/Japan and 2006 in Germany), bidding (representing bids at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia) or marketing support (via WPP agencies involved with FIFA or sponsors of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil).