Sharplink Gaming appoints sports betting industry veteran Tom
MINNEAPOLIS, July 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SharpLink Gaming Ltd. (Nasdaq: SBET) (“SharpLink” or the “Company”), a pioneer of data-driven, targeted engagement and conversion solutions for the U.S. sports betting and iGaming industries, announced today Today the appointment of Tom Masterman as Vice President, Revenue, responsible for guiding and directing the company’s business direct selling activities and processes that generate new business and deepen existing relationships with customers and partners .
Reporting directly to SharpLink CEO, Rob Phythian, Masterman brings to the company over a decade of proven track record and notable experience driving new business as a senior sales executive for leading sports betting technology companies. , including Sportradar US and Genius Sports Media.
“Tom was a key member of my leadership team at Sports Data and Sportradar US, so I am very aware of and appreciate the deep skills, industry connections and entrepreneurial talent he brings to SharpLink,” Phythian said. “We are delighted to have recruited him and expect him to have a marked impact on the future success of our business.”
Prior to joining SharpLink, Masterman served as Vice President of Sales at ShotTracker, where he led the integration of industry-leading sports data at enterprise clients including ESPN and CBS Sports. Previously, he served as Global Head of Publisher Sales at Genius Sports Group, leading data partnerships with enterprise clients including Google, NBC Sports, MSN Sports and USA Today.
From 2013 to 2017, Masterman served as Chief Revenue Officer at Sportradar US, where he led enterprise sales activities, winning major new client accounts including CBS Sports, Yahoo Sports, Sports Illustrated, FanDuel, DraftKings, Comcast, CNN and the Associated Press, among many others. During his tenure, Sportradar obtained data provider rights for the NFL, NBA, NHL and NASCAR.
Masterman joined Sportradar in 2013 following its acquisition of SportsData, where he had teamed up with founder Phythian, and served as vice president of business development. Under his business leadership, SportsData grew its startup revenue to over $10 million in less than three years, successfully negotiating strategic sales channels and content partnerships with top sports and media companies, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Turner Sports, IBM, USA. Today, Getty and The Associated Press. Masterman began his career as an Emmy-nominated television producer and held several senior positions at digital media companies. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Boston College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.
Commenting on his arrival at SharpLink, Masterman said, “I am thrilled to be working again with Rob, who is a smart and inspiring leader and industry visionary. Together we have accomplished great things at SportsData and Sportradar, so I look forward to once again leveraging our complementary strengths to drive SharpLink’s growth and help ensure that we ultimately dominate the rapidly emerging market for conversion of sport bets.
About SharpLink Gaming Ltd.
Founded in 2019 and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, SharpLink is a leading online technology company that connects sports fans, leagues and sports websites to relevant and timely sports betting and iGaming content. SharpLink uses smart, proprietary online conversion technology to convert sports fans into sports bettors for licensed online sports betting operators. SharpLink’s intelligent C4 Sports Betting Conversion technology provides and determines the best sports betting deals and experience for each identified user. Using sophisticated behavioral modeling and tracking technologies, and analyzing past and present user behavior, we provide sports fans with personalized betting offers specifically related to each fan’s favorite sports, teams and players. Additionally, SharpLink specializes in helping sports media companies develop innovative strategies, products and solutions to drive customer engagement with highly interactive sports games and mobile apps. SharpLink is led by industry veterans with several successful releases in the sports gaming and iGaming industries. For more information, please visit the SharpLink website at www.sharplink.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These statements include statements regarding the expected growth of the online betting industry, the Company’s ability to expand its business, the potential benefits of the Company’s products, services and technologies, and other statements that are not historical facts, including statements which may be accompanied by the words “intends”, “may”, “will”, “plans”, “expects”, “anticipates”, “projects”, “predicts “, “estimates”, “aims”, “believes”, “hopes”, “potential” or similar words. Actual results could differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements due to certain factors, including, without limited thereto, the Company’s ability to conduct profitable operations, government regulation of online betting, customer acceptance of new products and services, the effects of the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and measures future taken by the authorities of the pa ys in which we operate our operations, the demand for our products and the economic situation of our customers, the impact of competitive products and prices, the long sales cycle, the rights of the Company and its competitors, the conditions general economic and other risk factors detailed in the Company’s annual report and other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no responsibility for updating the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.
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