CEO and Co-Founder, Athletes Unlimited
Jon Patricof is CEO and Co-Founder of Athletes Unlimited, a network of professional women’s sports leagues that launched in 2020 featuring the world’s best professional athletes competing in leagues in four popular and growing sports: softball, indoor volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse. Athletes Unlimited stands out as an organization driven by the athletes that play in the leagues, with athlete representation on the company’s board of directors, each league led by a Player Executive Committee, and players sharing in long-term profits of the company. Athletes Unlimited is also the first professional sports league to be organized as a Public Benefit Corporation, was the first U.S. based pro sports league to be committed to carbon-neutrality, and has been proactive in shaping policies supporting the mothers that play in the league. Prior to Athletes Unlimited, Patricof was President of Major League Soccer’s New York City Football Club, co-owned by City Football Group and the New York Yankees, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors. Patricof also spent 11 years as President and COO of Tribeca Enterprises, the owner and operator of the Tribeca Film Festival and related business ventures. Jon received an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College where he was a member of the baseball team.