President, MLS NEXT Pro and EVP, Major League Soccer
Charles Altchek was named President of MLS NEXT Pro in December 2021 following eight years in other executive roles within Major League Soccer. While leading the launch of the new league in March 2022, he oversees all aspects of the day-to-day business of MLS NEXT Pro, as well as focusing on future growth.
Altchek spent seven years working in the Office of the Commissioner, where he oversaw a variety of projects and initiatives, before moving into the role of Senior Vice President of League Growth and Operations in early 2021. In that capacity he supported MLS President and Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott to drive the League’s expansion strategy and efforts, including serving as the point of contact for all recent and prospective new ownership groups.
Altchek continues to manage all new MLS stadium projects from the development phase to stadium opening, ensuring that new venues meet all league standards and deliver against league and club objectives.
Altchek oversees the MLS operations department, which includes various facets of gameday operations for both MLS and Soccer United Marketing events, all league-related travel and the Soccer Operations Center. He also directs MLS’ Crisis Management Team, which oversees gameday-related issues that could impact an MLS match.
Prior to joining MLS in 2014, Altchek worked in Business Development for the New York Red Bulls and the New York Mets. Before beginning his sports business career, he worked at Goldman Sachs in the fixed income division.
A graduate of Harvard College, where he was the captain of the soccer team and was named Ivy League Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons, Altchek also earned his Master of Business Administration degree at Columbia University.
Altchek resides in New Canaan, CT with his wife and four children.