Chris Granger is the President of OVG360, the full-service venue management, venue services, and hospitality arm of Oak View Group. Chris has more than 25 years of experience in the industry and currently oversees OVG Facilities, OVG Hospitality, OVG Media & Conferences, and the OVG Arena Alliance.
Before joining OVG360 in December of 2021, Granger was group president of sports and entertainment with Ilitch Holdings, a position he had held since 2017. He was responsible for all aspects of business operations for MLB's Detroit Tigers, the NHL's Detroit Red Wings, the company's joint venture interest in 313 Presents, and the operations of Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park, Detroit's Fox Theatre, Pine Knob Music Theatre, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, and Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill.
Granger previously was president of the Sacramento Kings and Sacramento Basketball Holdings LLC. During his tenure, the Kings were widely recognized as a highly innovative and community-minded franchise, and Granger's influence also extended to the development of Sacramento's award-winning, LEED Platinum Golden 1 Center, and its 1.5 million-square-foot downtown mixed-use development project, Downtown Commons.
Before joining the Kings, Granger worked in various capacities for the NBA for 14 years. While there, he served as the executive vice president of the NBA's team marketing and business operations function, where he advised NBA, WNBA, and NBA Development League teams on all aspects of business operations.