Nick Sakiewicz joined the National Lacrosse League (NLL) as Commissioner in 2016 after spending more than two decades at Major League Soccer (MLS). Under his leadership, the NLL has experienced substantial growth, including launching NLLTV.com, partnering with Twitter to live-stream select games, aligning with major brands to enhance the fan experience, and increasing ticket sales across the League’s U.S. and Canadian footprint.
Prior to joining NLL, Sakiewicz served as founder, operating partner and CEO of Keystone Sports and Entertainment, the ownership entity of the MLS’ Philadelphia Union. He led negotiation efforts to develop one of the MLS’ most favorable soccer-specific stadium deals, paving the way to officially announce the Union’s inaugural season. His career highlights include launching MLS as a founding executive, managing two inaugural teams, building two soccer-specific stadiums, launching an expansion team and raising over half a billion dollars in investment capital, stadium funding, sponsorship and ticket sales.