rEvolution, the Chicago-based sports marketing and media agency, has appointed Chris Sonntag as managing director of its global sponsorship consulting division.
Sonntag will be tasked with leading and expanding rEvolution’s global sports consulting presence for brands and right holders. He will relocate from San Francisco to the company’s headquarters in Chicago, where he will report to chief executive and founder John Rowady.
Prior to rEvolution, Sonntag served as vice president of global partnerships strategy and activation for sports and entertainment giant WME | IMG, while he also held various marketing roles at Fifa, soccer’s global governing body.
“I couldn’t be more excited about joining rEvolution’s tremendously talented group with the mission of leading the expansion of its international consulting business,” said Sonntag. “The company’s global ambitions, innovative approach and passionate drive to deliver integrated, tailor-made client solutions resonated with me immediately.”
“I’ve gotten to know Chris well through his work at Fifa and his consulting role at IMG, and I am thoroughly impressed by the strategic, big picture thinking he continuously brings to the table,” added Rowady. “I know he will be a great fit and quickly establish himself as a key member of our leadership offering. This is an exciting time for rEvolution and our clients that brings another level of talent to the equation to help manoeuvre effectively through the complex world of sport sponsorship and rights activation.”