Tim Hinchey was named Colorado Rapids President on December 12, 2011 having joined the Rapids as Chief Marketing Officer in November 2010.
Before coming to Colorado, Hinchey served as the Vice President of Commercial for English Football League Championship side Derby County for the last three years.
While at Derby County, he oversaw a radical change in the club’s commercial approach, introducing a number of innovative ideas and policies unique to English football that have brought great success and results ‘off the field’. The Rams broke new ground by becoming the first club to secure a ‘Season Presenting Partner’ when telecoms firm Buymobilephones.net signed up for the 2008/9 season, a relationship which has since grown to become Derby County’s first shirt sponsor through 2013. Under his leadership, the Rams more than doubled their sponsorship revenue and saw record sales figures for corporate hospitality.
Before joining DCFC, Hinchey was with the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats as their Executive Vice President of Business Operations. During his time there, the Bobcats smashed their all-time season ticket record and introduced 22 new corporate partners, more than doubling corporate sales revenue in one year.
Hinchey previously served as senior vice president of corporate development and chief marketing officer for the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets where he was responsible for the team’s corporate partnerships, partner services, luxury suite sales and service and the start-up of the team’s relocation to Oklahoma City and its subsequent success in ticket sales and corporate development.
Prior to joining the Hornets, he worked for Runyon, Saltzman & Einhorn as alliance marketing director, creating a new division where he developed new business relationships and served the firm’s sports and entertainment clients, including AAA minor league baseball franchises Sacramento River Cats and Portland Beavers. Hinchey also served as vice president of brand development for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Northern California.
His start in professional sports came began with the Los Angeles Kings in 1991 and continued as vice president of marketing and corporate sales for the Utah Grizzlies and the E Center (ice hockey venue for the 2002 Olympic Games), senior vice president of business development for the Long Beach Ice Dogs and director of strategic alliances for Maloof Sports & Entertainment, where he developed strategic and innovative plans for all corporate partnerships integral to the NBA Sacramento Kings, WNBA Sacramento Monarchs, WISL Sacramento Knights, ARCO Arena and Senior PGA Tour Gold Rush Classic.
Hinchey’s introduction into the world’s game came in the summer of 1994 where he held the position of Assistant Press Officer for the World Cup during all competitions, including the Final at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles.
A native of northern California, Hinchey and his wife Mia are the proud parents of six children.