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Christopher Zorich
Managing Director, Chicago


Chris has over 30 years of experience along with in-depth knowledge of the collegiate and professional athletic industry. His expertise in sports administration/management has prepared him for his career in support of Collegiate and Professional Sports.

Before joining Comhar Partners to lead its Sports Management, Higher Education and Non-Profit Practice, Chris was the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Chicago State University where he oversaw the Division I Athletic Program. Chris is also a prominent Motivational and Public Speaker and has been community minded throughout his career having previously founded and operated a non-for-profit.

Chris will bring his knowledge of leadership, team and personal development principles that were honed from his experiences in the National Football League (NFL) with the Chicago Bears, and as a college athletic playing for the 1988 National Champion –  University of Notre Dame Football Team to Comhar Partners. The principles he applies are used by some of the most recognized companies and universities in the world. Chris will also help lead the firms Diversity & Inclusion efforts leveraging his firsthand knowledge of race and gender equality, Title IX investigations and implementations.

Chris has been involved as a board member at Lewis University, and the Illinois College of Optometry along with the Joffrey Ballet, The Chicago Public Library and the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame Law School.