Senior Vice President, League Growth and Operations

As Senior Vice President of League Growth and Operations, Charles Altchek supports 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 manages 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 also is leading the planning, development and eventual launch of MLS’ upcoming lower division league that will be a key driver in growing the game across the U.S.

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.

Before moving into his current role in early 2021, Altchek spent seven years working in the Office of the Commissioner, where he oversaw a variety of projects and initiatives.

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, Altchek also earned his Master of Business Administration degree at Columbia University. Altchek resides in New Canaan, CT with his wife and two children.