Christopher Brennan Biography
Graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA
Graduate of DePaul University, Kellstadt School of Business, MBA
1979-1983: Northern Trust Company – Money Center Financial Institution
Commercial Lending Officer for East Coast
1984-1986: SFN Companies Inc.
Assistant Treasurer – SFN Companies, Inc.
President SFN Communications, Inc
1987-1989: Pegasus Broadcasting, Inc. (Owner of ABC affiliated TV stations, Independent Station in Sacramento, California and several radio stations plus a large Spanish Broadcast, TV production and music label company in San Juan, PR)
Chairman, President and CEO
1990-1999: One-On-One Sports Inc.( Largest “Sports Talk” radio network in U.S. with over 400 affiliated radio stations and owned & operated stations in New York, Boston, Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles) Chairman, President & CEO
2000-2007: Vulcan Sports Media – Board Member ( Paul Allen’s venture capital arm)
Sporting News Magazine- Executive Vice President
Sporting News Radio and Internet – President and CEO
2008-2011: Premiere Global Sports – Global Sporting Event Activation Company (key events: Olympics, World Cup, Super Bowl, Golf, College Sports Championships, NASCAR)
President, CEO and Board Member
2011-2012: Battled stage 3, prostate cancer
2012-2015: TGI Systems Company (Global Visual Branding Company for Stadiums and Arenas)
Chairman and CEO
2018-Present: Following an accident, paralyzed from arm pits down, founded the Brennan Rehabilitation Foundation. The foundation provides financial support to individuals who have experienced a high cervical injury resulting in Tetraplegia.
Chicago Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame
Irish Business 100: The annual Business 100 honors the best and the brightest Irish-American and Irish-born leaders, representing some of the most innovative and influential companies and corporations in the world.
United States Patents:
Two for reception and transmission of targeted audio satellite signals (precursor of XM satellite for radio stations)
One for closed-circuit audio transmission and reception (wireless audio transmission and reception under one mile utilizing 30 FCC authorized signals for museums, theaters, arenas, golf courses, racing, stadiums)
One for collapsible LED panels used in stadiums during games (soccer, football, rugby, cricket)
National Association of Broadcasters – 15 years
Co-Chairman – National Athletic Awards presented by Fox Sports – 8 years
Young Presidents Organization (YPO) – 25 years
Built TV station – Channel 58 in Sacramento, California
Built radio station – KXMT 101 FM on top of the continental divide in Helena, Montana.
Acquired, build and established KVEA-TV in Los Angeles as an investor and consultant in Estrella Communications. At that time, Mr Brennan was Chairman, President, CEO and an owner in SFN Communication, owner of WAPA-TV in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Spanish Independent Network (SIN, now Univision for programming)
Pan-Sat, Satellite developed to transmit signals to Central and South America
XM-Satellite – Satellite transmitted radio programming (studio build-out)
TGI Systems – Global visual branding company for stadiums and arenas