Brandt Tilis

Vice President of Football Operations


Brandt Tilis begins his 12th season with the Chiefs in 2021 and first as Vice President of Football Operations. Previously, he spent four seasons as Director of Football Administration (2017-20), three seasons as Director of Salary Cap & Football Operations Analytics (2014-16), after originally joining the club in 2010 as a Salary Cap/Contract Analyst.

Tilis works directly with General Manager Brett Veach on managing the salary cap and complying with the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement while also serving as the club's lead player contract negotiator and overseeing Analytics efforts for the Player Personnel Department.

Prior to joining the Chiefs, Tilis spent three seasons in the Labor Operations Department for the National Football League Management Council (2007-09). While at the league office, Tilis served as Labor Operations Coordinator (2008-09) after originally joining the NFL Management Council as a Labor Operations Intern (2007).

The Dallas, Texas, native graduated in 2007 from the University of Rochester with two degrees in economics and statistics, including a special citation in finance. He spent three summers (2004-06) as a Football Operations Intern for the Oakland Raiders before joining the NFL office.

Education:University of Rochester (B.A. 2007). Family:Wife - Elizabeth; Daughters - Samantha and Brooklyn.