Steve Pritzker is in his second year as the senior associate athletics director for business operations and the chief financial officer (CFO) for the University of Virginia athletics department. Previously, Pritzker was the associate athletics director for business operations from 2013-15.
In addition to supervising the business operations staff and the manager of information systems, Pritzker serves as the financial adviser to the athletics department staff and coordinates the implementation and management of the department’s operating budget. He serves as the department’s primary liaison to the University’s audit, budget, financial administration and procurement offices.
Pritzker returned to Virginia in 2013 after serving as the head rowing coach at Iowa. He spent the previous nine years as a member of Virginia’s coaching staff, from 2004 to 2012. After volunteering with the rowing team during the 2004 season, while earning his master’s degree in business administration, Pritzker assumed full-time coaching responsibilities in the fall of 2004. In 2007 he was promoted to associate head coach. While at Virginia, Pritzker helped guide the Cavaliers to NCAA team championships in 2010 and 2012, along with runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2007. He also coached the Varsity 4 to four individual National Championships, as well as three National runner-up finishes. Virginia won eight ACC titles in his nine seasons.
While working with the Cavaliers’ rowing program, Pritzker supported the Athletic Department on finance and budgeting matters, including forecasting and achieving financial efficiencies. He worked directly with different units within the athletics department on budget management. He also developed risk analyses for long-term budget planning.
Pritzker’s business background includes a two-year stint with Credit Suisse First Boston in New York City as a research sales analyst where he conducted research and financial analysis for major institutional clients. He also worked for two years for Kingdon Capital Management as an associate, developing valuation models to evaluate investments and advising portfolio managers.
A native of Alexandria, Va., Pritzker graduated from Yale and received his master’s degree from UVA’s Darden Graduate School of Business in 2005. He was selected as a Schwartz Research Fellow at Yale, while earning four varsity letters as a coxswain on the rowing team.
While a graduate student, Pritzker was selected as a resident for the Range in the historical Academical Village at UVA on the basis of his academic achievement and service to the University.
Afamefuna Thriving in New RoleMen's Soccer4/24/17After making the ACC's All-Freshman team as a defender last fall, Virginia's Robin Afamefuna is looking to contribute more at the attacking end this year.'Hoos Head Into Postseason on High NoteWomen's Lacrosse4/22/17In its regular-season finale, Virginia clinched the No. 3 seed in the ACC tournament with a 6-5 win over Virginia Tech at Klöckner Stadium.Coleman Making Most of OpportunityFootball4/21/17Lester Coleman, who'll be a redshirt junior in the fall, has emerged as a strong candidate to succeed Nicholas Conte as Virginia's punter.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Todd Morgan Named SE Region Women's COY
Track & Field, Cross Country | 11/17/2015
Virginia women's cross country coach Todd Morgan has been named the 2015 U.S. Track & Field and...
Virginia Adds Bleser, Favero, Gullickson With Signing Class
W. Tennis | 11/17/2015
Virginia added a trio of five-star athletes with the latest signing class as head coach Mark...
Jeff White: Early Test Exposes Cavaliers' Flaws
M. Basketball | 11/17/2015
After losing 73-68 Monday night to George Washington in Washington, D.C., sixth-ranked Virginia...
Virginia Downs Norfolk State, 86-50, in Home Opener
W. Basketball | 11/16/2015
Seven players finished the game in double figures including Faith Randolph who...
Virginia Rowing Announces 2016 Schedule
W. Rowing | 11/17/2015
Virginia rowing head coach Kevin Sauer announced the Cavaliers' 2015 schedule on Tuesday (Nov. 17...
Virginia Earns 35th Straight NCAA Tournament Berth
M. Soccer | 11/16/2015
Virginia (9-4-3) plays host to Rider (14-5-1) at 7 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 19) in a first-round match...
Farm Bureau Insurance Coach's Corner with Mike London...
Football | 11/17/2015
The weekly "Coach's Corner with Mike London" radio program, presented by Virginia Farm Bureau...
Kickoff for UVA-Virginia Tech Game to Be Announced Nov. 21
Football | 11/16/2015
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today the start time for Virginia's Nov. 28 home football...
- Online Stores