COO / Alternate Governor
Matt Hutchings became Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment in October 2013. Reporting to ownership, Hutchings supports all Denver-based KSE businesses and venue operations. KSE owns and operates the NBA Denver Nuggets, NHL Colorado Avalanche, MLS Colorado Rapids, and NLL Colorado Mammoth professional sports teams, Ball Arena, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, and Paramount Theatre sports and entertainment venues as well as various additional affiliated and related businesses.
In addition to his role as EVP & COO of KSE, Hutchings is the President and CEO of KSE Media Ventures. This management portfolio includes Altitude Sports & Entertainment regional television network, four Denver-based radio stations, the Outdoor Sportsman Group, which is comprised of three national television networks, The Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network, 15 outdoor industry-leading publications as well as My Outdoor TV (MOTV), Major League Fishing (MLF) and Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), a partnership with Professional Bass Anglers. Additional businesses under the media group include Skycam, the world’s leading aerial camera technology, Winnercomm Productions and KSE Network Operations Center.
In 2004, Hutchings joined Kroenke Sports as Chief Operating Officer and EVP of Altitude Sports & Entertainment, being promoted to President & CEO of Altitude in 2010. In 2012 he was appointed President & GM of Comcast Sportsnet Houston, a partnership between Comcast/NBC, the NBA Houston Rockets and MLB Houston Astros. In 2013, Hutchings rejoined Kroenke Sports.
From 1997–2004, Hutchings was President & CEO of HMG International, a global creative services and advertising firm. Prior to his role with HMGI, Hutchings spent six years overseas with stints in both Hong Kong, China and Rome, Italy, as an original team member launching and operating both STAR TV in Asia and Orbit Satellite Television and Radio, throughout the Media East and Northern Africa.
Hutchings began his media career in 1983 with CBS affiliate, KBTX. Following graduation from Texas A&M, Hutchings joined one of the U.S.’s first regional sports networks, Home Sports Entertainment, which then built the Prime Sports group of networks (which became Fox Sports regional sports networks, now part of the Sinclair Broadcasting Group).
Matt currently serves on the boards of Arsenal Broadband Limited in London, Board of Governors for the NBA Denver Nuggets, NHL Colorado Avalanche, MLS Colorado Rapids, and NLL Colorado Mammoth, as well as Board of Directors for MLF/FLW.
Hutchings is also an award-winning producer and director.
Hutchings graduated from Texas A&M and attended graduate school at the University of Houston. He is married to his high school sweetheart, and they have successfully raised four children. Two of his sons are currently serving proudly in the United States Army and Air Force.