Peter Wilt

Peter Wilt

Managing Partner, President and CEO

Peter Wilt is one of the most respected and well-known executives in American soccer. Emphasizing community building and fan engagement models, he has launched more professional soccer teams than anyone else in history. Chicago NISA is his eighth start-up and fourth in Chicago. Among his other start-ups are successful first division teams Chicago Fire (MLS) and Chicago Red Stars (NWSL). He has also launched and operated several lower division teams including USL Championship’s Indy Eleven and USL League One’s Forward Madison.

He has earned record business growth as well as six championship rings while leading teams in eight professional American soccer leagues. In more than four decades in the sports industry, Peter has served in every front office capacity, been honored with top executive and organization awards in MLS, NASL and USL.

Peter is a member of four Halls of Fame including the Illinois Soccer Hall of Fame and the Chicago Fire’s Ring of Fire. He has held leadership positions on many non-profit boards including charitable foundations for the Chicago Fire, Chicago Red Stars, Indy Eleven and the Minnesota Thunder.