Libby Feil | January 30, 2015
When first asked if he would work on the Olympics, Chris Renner ’84 jumped at the chance.
The opportunity allowed Renner, who majored in French and economics in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, to combine his love of sports with his international business experience.
Now based in Paris, Renner is CEO of Helios Partners, a worldwide sports marketing consulting agency. “We work on the commercial side of sports, helping sports events and properties generate revenues,” he said.
Renner has worked on multiple successful Olympic bids and projects for companies including Visa, Samsung, and Volkswagen—firms that want to raise brand awareness by supporting major events such as the FIFA World Cup.
He credits his Notre Dame liberal arts education with giving him the tools he needed to accomplish his dream.