President, Business Operations
John Rinehart enters his 19th season with the Sacramento Kings, first as President of Business Operations.
Rinehart oversees the operations of Fast Company’s “most innovative company in sports,” including the state-of-theart, award winning Golden 1 Center as it enters its third season, the organization’s real estate business holdings, entertainment portfolio and revenue development strategy.
Through a $1 billion strategic investment to build Golden 1 Center and Downtown Commons (DOCO), the Kings have profoundly impacted the region’s economy, reenergized downtown and created a culture and lifestyle district that has placed Sacramento in the national spotlight.
Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer where his duties included contract negotiation, player contract compliance and analysis (NBA Tax and Escrow system), financial analysis, financial reporting, budgeting, financing administration, arena programming and services, legal affairs, insurance and tax requirements.
In his time with the Kings, Rinehart has negotiated several key agreements, including the structure of the public/ private partnership with the City of Sacramento, debt financing, cable, over-the-air, and radio broadcast contracts, ticketing agreements, food and beverage and merchandise agreements and building naming rights.
Prior to joining the Kings, Rinehart spent two years as the Director of Finance for Anaheim Sports, Inc., where he oversaw the finance and accounting functions of the Anaheim Angels (MLB), Anaheim Mighty Ducks (NHL) and Edison International Field of Anaheim. He also spent two seasons as manager of financial reporting for the San Francisco Giants (MLB). Prior to beginning his career in professional sports, Rinehart spent five years with the public accounting firm Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP in San Francisco.
Rinehart graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova University in 1991. He and his two daughters Kaitlyn and Megan reside in the Land Park area of downtown Sacramento.