Brian Rolapp

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Brian Rolapp
ResidenceDarien, CT
Alma materBrigham Young University, Harvard Business School
OrganizationCIBC World Markets, NBC Universal, NFL Network, NFL Media
PredecessorSteve Bornstein

Brian Rolapp is President and CEO of NFL Network and Executive Vice President of Media for the National Football League. He also oversees the League's sponsorship and consumer products businesses.


Rolapp began as an analyst at CIBC World Markets for their Media and Entertainment Group. In 2000, after completing his MBA at Harvard Business School, Rolapp joined NBC Universal as the director of business development in New York. His concentration included NBC's cable and new media strategies and their acquisition of all properties of Vivendi Universal Entertainment, which include USA Network, Sci-Fi and Trio. After three years with NBC, Rolapp moved to the NFL Network in 2003 where he became the director of finance and strategy. In 2005, he was promoted to vice president of media strategy and digital media. In 2007, his title was changed to senior vice president. He was promoted to COO of NFL Media in 2011 and in 2014 became the Executive Vice President of NFL Media and the CEO and president of the NFL Network, succeeding Steve Bornstein.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Brian has been named to the Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame.[3] He is a national trustee for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Rolapp graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts and the Harvard Business School with an MBA. He currently lives in Darien, Connecticut with his wife Cindy and their four children. Brian is a practicing Mormon and is passionate about sports, politics and music.


  1. ^ "N.F.L. Television Pioneer to Step Down Next Year". The New York Times. 31 July 2013.
  2. ^ Flint, Joe (31 July 2013). "NFL's media chief Bornstein to exit in May, Rolapp will move up" – via LA Times.
  3. ^ "- SportsBusiness Daily - SportsBusiness Journal - SportsBusiness Daily Global".