Kristin Bernert

Kristin Bernert

SVP, Team Business Operations, New York Knicks

Speaker Bio

Kristin has held this role since October 2016 and is responsible for overseeing the business and P&L for the Knicks, Westchester Knicks and Knicks Gaming organizations. This includes strategic planning, budgeting and day to day team business operations. In addition, Kristin is responsible for bringing Madison Square Garden colleagues together to create world-class and “fan-first” marketing, sales, partnership and community relations opportunities that maximize fan engagement while also improving business performance.

Starting in 2011, Kristin led the New York Liberty’s business operations and beginning in 2015, she worked with Isiah Thomas to oversee player personnel, development and performance for the team. In this role she has been recognized as a “Game Changer” by the Sports Business Journal for having a major impact on the sports industry.  Prior to joining MSG, Kristin was the President of the LA Sparks, a Vice President of Team Marketing and Business Operations at the NBA, Vice President at the Detroit Shock, and Assistant Athletic Director at Ohio State University and Bowling Green State University.  Kristin is also an accomplished athlete – she played varsity basketball for four years at Siena and was inducted into the MAAC Hall of Fame.