Jim Martin was promoted to President and CEO of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment in November of 2010. Martin oversees business operations for all KSE-owned venues, including Pepsi Center and Dick's Sporting Goods Park, related service businesses as well as the Colorado Rapids and Colorado Mammoth, in addition to Altitude.
He works closely with, and provides support to the President and Governor of the Denver Nuggets and Governor of the Colorado Avalanche, Josh Kroenke, as well as the President of the Avalanche, Pierre Lacroix.
The former head of the Altitude Sports & Entertainment, Martin joined Kroenke Sports & Entertainment following successful stints at a number of major media companies. In the mid-1990s, he was the first Chief Operating Officer of FOX Sports Net, overseeing all aspects of that network's launch and operation. He was subsequently promoted to Executive Vice President, Head of Business Operations for FOX/Liberty Networks, which owned such networks as FOX Sports Net and its regional sports networks, FX, FOX Sports World and FOX Sports Americas, as well as partnership interests in other networks such as Speedvision and Outdoor Life. He was instrumental in creating and launching new FOX Sports regionals, including FOX Sports Arizona, FOX Sports Detroit and FOX Sports West 2.
Prior to joining FOX, Martin was President of Regional Network Operations for Liberty/Prime Sports. In that position, he was responsible for overseeing and managing Liberty Media Corporation's owned-and-operated regional networks, as well as managing Liberty Media's investments in other regional channels. He joined Liberty Media in 1991 as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
A 1977 graduate of the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Martin graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1980. Martin currently serves as the Vice Chairman on the board for the Colorado Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). He also serves on the Arsenal Broadband board. Martin and his wife Jana have three grown children and are long-time Colorado residents.