Genius Sports strengthens football focus with Gonteri appointment

Genius Sports has deepened its focus on football data, with the appointment of Daniele Gonteri as the firm’s new Head of Football.

Gonteri joins from UEFA where he was responsible for driving the development and digital transformation of the 55 National Association Members. He brings over 15 years of experience to the role, having previously played a key role several vital projects including FAME, UEFA’s Football Administration and Management Environment for managing competitions and its Live Data Gathering platform for capturing and distributing live statistics to fans.

Commenting on his new position, Gonteri emphasised: “With its innovative products and unique approach of working in partnership with sports at all levels, Genius Sports has rapidly established itself as a true technology leader. Executing and building on their impressive strategy is an exciting opportunity to drive the development of world football.”

Steven Burton, Managing Director of Genius Sports, added: “With his rich understanding of technology, football and the requirements of leagues and federations, Daniele will be pivotal in enhancing our offering to new and potential partners. Football will be central to our strategy and growth in 2019 and we’re proud to have attracted someone of Daniele’s calibre.”

Based in Genius Sports’ Lausanne office located in the Maison du Sport International, the brand’s new Head of Football will direct its commercial strategy across the global football industry. This will include driving product development and innovation as well as building key strategic partnerships among leagues and federations.

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