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What We Do


WINNING PARTNERSHIPS

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What We Do


WINNING PARTNERSHIPS

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what we do


We are a premier sales and marketing agency that represents best-in-class properties, brands, and talent in the sports, entertainment, and culinary industries. We become an extension of our partners’ team to help them create “Winning Partnerships” that deliver direct business and marketing results.

As a boutique agency, we are proud to have negotiated over $600M in winning partnerships nationally and internationally for properties, brands, and talent since launching in 2013.


Stadium naming rights partnership between SeatGeek and the Village of Bridgeview

Stadium naming rights partnership between SeatGeek and the Village of Bridgeview

League entitlement partnership between Gallagher and Premiership Rugby League

League entitlement partnership between Gallagher and Premiership Rugby League

Endorsement relationship between Ryne Sandberg and Jim Beam Black

Endorsement relationship between Ryne Sandberg and Jim Beam Black

Legacy Partnerships between the Chicago Cubs/Hickory Street Capital and AB InBev, Advocate Aurora Heath, Gallagher, Starwood, Toyota, Wintrust, and more.

Legacy Partnerships between the Chicago Cubs/Hickory Street Capital and AB InBev, Advocate Aurora Heath, Gallagher, Starwood, Toyota, Wintrust, and more.

Theatre naming rights partnership between CIBC and Broadway In Chicago

Theatre naming rights partnership between CIBC and Broadway In Chicago

Exclusive culinary partnership between American Airlines and the James Beard Foundation Awards

Exclusive culinary partnership between American Airlines and the James Beard Foundation Awards


Property Representation, Consulting, and Sales

We collaborate with entertainment venues, teams, leagues, properties, and municipalities to value their existing inventory, create new innovative assets, build-out an overall go-to-market strategy and value proposition to then lead sales efforts generating incremental revenue through naming rights and other corporate partnerships.

We have a strategic alliance with commercial real estate experts Cushman & Wakefield to assist team ownership groups, universities, and real estate developers with a complete suite of services needed to design, build, finance, operate, and maximize long-term revenue streams for sports and entertainment venues and for mixed-use retail developments.

Brand Partnership Consulting

We work as strategic consultants to help corporate brands build their partnership strategy, provide key valuations and core insights for partnership opportunities, negotiate game-changing activation elements to engage fans and consumers, develop unique access and hospitality experiences, and optimize return on partnership investment.

Talent Representation

We align with top-talent to build their brand while accomplishing their personal and professional goals through strategic endorsements, media opportunities, business ventures, and personal appearances.

We currently represent the following talent:

Lilly King

Lilly King

Lilly King is a USA Olympic Swimmer and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist. Currently Lilly holds the World Record for the 50 meter breaststroke, 100 meter breaststroke, the 4x100 medley relay, and the American Record for the 200 yard breaststroke. In addition, Lilly won four Gold Medals at the 2016 World Championships, four Gold Medals at the 2017 World Championships, and is the first female swimmer to go 8 for 8 in the NCAA breaststroke finals. This year Lilly will be graduating from Indiana University as a four-time All-American and is  setting her sights on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

 

Ryne Sandberg

Ryne Sandberg

Ryne Sandberg is a baseball Hall of Famer and a Chicago Cubs Legend. After being drafted in the 20th round of the 1978 MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, Ryne joined the Chicago Cubs in 1982 and was named the 1984 National League MVP. He is a ten time All-Star, winning nine Gold Golves and seven Silver Sluggers. In 1990, he was the Home Run Derby Champion, achieving 282 career home runs and a .989 career fielding percentage. Currently, Ryne is a Chicago Cubs Ambassador and resides in Lake Bluff, IL.

 
 
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Who We Are


WHO WE ARE

Who We Are


WHO WE ARE

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our culture


We are a hard-working, family-like business that is fueled by passion, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit. We pride ourselves on being humble, unassuming, down-to-earth, transparent, and immensely proud of our Midwest roots and core beliefs.

We like to approach every situation with a “Yes.” Nothing drives us like bringing partners together and creating long-term winning partnership.

Meet the Team

WALLY HAYWARD,   CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

WALLY HAYWARD,
CHIEF EXECUTIVE
OFFICER

SEAN WALLIS, VICE PRESIDENT

SEAN WALLIS,
VICE PRESIDENT

STEVEN KOEHNEMANN, VICE PRESIDENT

STEVEN KOEHNEMANN,
VICE PRESIDENT

TAYLOR DVORAK, PARTNERSHIP MANAGER

TAYLOR DVORAK,
PARTNERSHIP MANAGER

 
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Contact


CONTACT

Contact


CONTACT

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get in touch


To learn about how we can identify and create winning partnerships for you, please contact us either by email at info@wpartnersus.com or by phone at 773-696-4736.

 

935 W. Randolph Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Please note parking in Fulton Market can be challenging. Paid parking is available nearby on Washington and Madison Avenues. Additionally, most restaurants in the area offer valet for customers during operating hours.