March 22, 2021 Sports Betting, Personnel

Genius Sports Group appoints David Levy as chairman


Sportsbook operator and data provider Genius Sports Group has appointed media veteran David Levy as its new chairman.

The sports technology firm announced the appointment as it readies to list on the New York Stock Exchange. Genius Sports Group will go public following a merger with SPAC dMY Technology Group, and will do so with an enterprise value of $1.5bn.

David Levy (pictured) will be in place to oversee the listing, and to inform the forward roadmap of the data solutions and sportsbook provider.

Genius Sports Group chief executive, Mark Locke commented: “With his incredible track-record working with many of the biggest names in sports and media, David’s appointment as Chairman is the latest historic milestone in Genius Sports Group’s growth journey.

“The worlds of sports, media, advertising, betting and streaming are converging rapidly and David’s unique expertise and experience will be invaluable to positioning Genius and our partners at the forefront of this trend.”

Levy brings with him more than three decades of experience at the highest levels of sporting media, having previously served as President of Turner Broadcasting, and as strategic advisor to New York sports investment funds Arctos Partners and Raine Group.

“The capture and analysis of data has become fundamental to the rapid progression of the sports and media sectors. Genius is central to this unique ecosystem and is consistently leading the sports data and technology industry’s development,” he commented.

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