Ishwara Glassman Chrein

Head of Sports Partnerships, Verizon Media

Ishwara Glassman Chrein is the Head of Sports Partnerships and Business Development at Yahoo Sports / Verizon Media, where she leads our gaming strategy as well as relationships and negotiations with the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MGM, and NBC, as well as other sports leagues, broadcasters, statistical companies, and technology companies.  She began her career at McKinsey & Company and Lehman Brothers, before spending nine years at  WME IMG Sports, Entertainment, and Media, most recently as SVP and Global Head of Sales Operations and Strategic Planning.  She graduated magna cum laude from Columbia with a degree in economics and political science and received her Master in International Affairs (International Finance) from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.  She lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband, two kids, and one enormous golden retriever.  

She is a recipient of the Sports Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award.