Matt Stephenson, a confirmed speaker at this month’s Betting on Sports conference (12-15 September), has secured a promotion to Managing Director at Betgenius.
Formerly Business Development Director, Stephenson has replaced Jack Davison, who has become Chief Commercial Officer for Betgenius’ parent company, Genius Sports Group. Davison joined in 2012 and will now oversee commercial strategy across the Group.
Having spent three years with Sporting Index before joining Betgenius in 2005, Stephenson now has 15 years’ experience within the sports betting industry. His new role includes full responsibility for the commercialisation of Betgenius’ suite of sportsbook products and outsourced trading tools.
Mark Locke, CEO of Genius Sports Group, said: “Matt’s knowledge of the sports betting sector is second to none. As Betgenius undergoes a period of unprecedented growth, reflected in record numbers of clients and an expanding team, his experience will be invaluable as we continue our innovative track record and grow our presence globally.”
Matt Stephenson added: “With one of the strongest teams in the sector across sales and technology, Betgenius is primed for even greater success in the coming years, and I am proud to be given the opportunity to lead the business at this time.”
Stephenson will be joined in a #boscon2017 ‘Betting on Data’ track session by Enetpulse Managing Director Simon Skarsholm and Andrew Ashenden, EVP Betting at Perform Group. ‘How live data is pushing back the boundaries for in-play betting’ will assess live betting’s dependence on live data, and whether the industry has fully exploited an explosion in the data available.