RSN Summit 2016

Keynotes

Jeff Krolik, Fox Sports Regional Networks President
Jeff-KrolikJeff Krolik serves as President, FOX Sports Regional Networks, where he oversees the day-to-day operation of FOX Sports’ 22 regional sports networks, the largest such RSN group in the country. In this role, Krolik manages relationships with 44 NBA, NHL, and MLB team partners and is responsible for a business that produces more than 5,000 live sports telecasts annually. Krolik is based at FOX Sports’ Los Angeles headquarters and reports to Eric Shanks, President and COO of FOX Sports.

In 2013, Krolik’s duties were expanded to include oversight of FOX Deportes, the No. 1 Latino Sports channel in the U.S. Krolik continues to work with the FOX Deportes team to grow the brand and strengthen the channel’s commitment to serving the U.S. Hispanic sports fan.

Prior to being promoted to his current position in 2013, Krolik served as Executive Vice President, FOX Sports Regional Networks since 2007. Previous to that, he served as General Manager of Fox Sports Bay Area from 1995 – 2007, where his responsibilities included overseeing all operations of the network, including affiliate relations, advertising sales, programming, production, marketing, and public relations. During his tenure at Fox Sports Bay Area, Krolik led the effort to convert the network from a premium channel to a basic cable channel.

Before joining FOX Sports, Krolik spent 15 years at HBO. His last role was as vice president of HBO International, where he was responsible for identifying and developing pay-TV channels and other media ventures in key global markets. Among his notable achievements was the successful launch of HBO in Brazil. Earlier in his career at HBO, Krolik held a series of positions in sales and marketing in New York, Florida, and California. Krolik began his professional career in government as staff assistant to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller.

A native of New York City, Krolik graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English. 

David Preschlack, President, NBC Sports Regional Networks, and NBC Sports Group Platform and Content Strategy
davidpreschlack1-292x275David Preschlack was named President, NBC Sports Regional Networks, and NBC Sports Group Platform and Content Strategy in January 2016.  He is responsible for overseeing the NBC Sports Regional Networks portfolio, including production, programming and technical operations, and interacts with each general manager in a range of areas including sales, content and ongoing relationship management.  Preschlack also leads the entire NBC Sports platforming strategy with existing and to-be-developed content. He reports to NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus.

Previously, Preschlack served as Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Disney and ESPN Networks Group, where he handled oversight of content distributed on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices, including WatchESPN, ESPN3, WATCH ABC, WATCH ABC Family and the WATCH Disney products.  He also oversaw the U.S. cable, telco and satellite affiliate sales, global distribution and strategy, digital video distribution and affiliate marketing for 16 of The Walt Disney Company’s linear networks (inclusive of all sports offerings), as well as their HDTV, video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand, interactive television and pay-per-view products.

Preschlack joined ESPN in 1995 as a videotape librarian, and was promoted to various levels through the affiliate sales and marketing department.  Prior to his most recent role, he was senior vice president, affiliate sales and marketing, Disney & ESPN Media Network Group, overseeing sales, business strategy, affiliate ad sales and affiliate marketing for all Disney and ESPN products and services in the U.S.  Before that, Preschlack was senior vice president of national accounts, with responsibility for all domestic distribution and licensing efforts for The Walt Disney Company’s assets within the media networks group.

Preschlack was named three times to SportsBusiness Journal’s “Forty Under 40” list, earning him an induction into the award’s Hall of Fame, and received the 2013 NCTA Vanguard Award for Young Leadership, among other industry honors.

Preschlack is a graduate of Denison University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He resides in Connecticut with his wife and their four children.