Partner, Sport Economics
With nearly 19 years in Sports and Entertainment, Cristine Hurley, has broad experience having worked as Chief Financial Officer/Senior Vice President of Finance for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team and Vice President of Team Finance for the National Basketball Association. Cristine also worked for the Walt Disney Company and Ernst & Young, Accounting firm.
While at the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cristine was a key participant in two Team sales/purchases. She was responsible for Accounting/Finance, Payroll, Human Resources and Information Technology and managed business planning, budgeting and Team/League financial reporting. Cristine was a board member for the League-wide insurance captive, collaborated on the sale leaseback of the team-owned spring training facility/conference center and implemented company 401k and pension plans.
While at the National Basketball Association (NBA), Cristine was the primary league office liaison with thirty NBA teams as well as the WNBA and D-League teams. She was responsible for reporting and evaluating industry financial results, communicating/implementing league-wide initiatives, identifying efficiencies/economies and coordinating the sharing of best practices.
Cristine worked on many special projects for the NBA. She was responsible for initiating, analyzing and validating the combined financial performance of the NBA (30 Teams and League Office), implemented industry-wide Five Year Plan reporting and managed the annual Basketball Related Income (“BRI”) certification process, required by the collective bargaining agreement (with the Players’ Association), used to determine the NBA’s salary cap.
Prior to joining Pro Forma Advisors LLC, Cristine had her own Sports Consulting firm working with NBA and Major League Baseball teams/ownership groups in acquisitions, valuations and market analysis.
Cristine is a Certified Public Accountant, graduated from Northeastern University and recently completed the executive program at UCLA Anderson. She is actively involved in multiple charitable organizations.