- Fanatics, a giant in sports merchandise, is recruiting leaders for its new betting and gaming arm.
- The division, led by former FanDuel CEO Matt King, is currently hiring for three C-suite roles.
- The company said this year that it plans to expand into areas including sports gambling and online gaming.
Fanatics is recruiting C-suite executives for its new betting and gaming division.
The sports-merchandise company is hiring for three leadership roles in the unit, including chief marketing officer, chief legal officer, and chief technology officer, according to job listings.
Fanatics, which is run by founder Michael Rubin, revealed earlier this year plans to break into the sports gambling and online-gaming industries, as part of a larger expansion that includes areas like NFTs and ticketing. It raised $325 million to fund the growth plan, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Former FanDuel CEO Matt King is leading the betting and gaming business. His team so far includes execs like fellow FanDuel alum Ari Borod as chief commercial officer, and Alex Smith, VP of regulatory affairs. Scot McClintoc, who ran Penn National Gaming’s Barstool Sportsbook and worked at Comcast, serves a chief product officer. And Hollis Donaldson, who came from SoFi and Citi, is VP of operations.