On April 13, DraftKings Inc. announced it has hired Brian Angiolet to oversee and optimize content creation and media strategy as its first ever chief media officer. Most recently, Angiolet served as senior vice president and chief business officer at Verizon.
“Brian brings invaluable experience to this new position and deeply understands how the virtuous circle among sports, gaming, and content has the potential to boost engagement,” said Jason Robins, DraftKings’ co-founder, CEO and chairman.
“As our media presence grows with the acquisition of VSiN, among other strategic moves, Brian’s creative ideas and insightful perspectives will further propel the possibilities of DraftKings content. Our warmest welcome to Brian, and we’re thrilled to have him aboard.”
During his tenure at Verizon, Angiolet spearheaded a number of high-profile, multibillion-dollar content and advertising initiatives including broadcasting, sports and digital entertainment deals across Verizon’s Fios and media properties, partnerships with premier sports leagues like the NFL and NBA, and oversight of Verizon Wireless’ advertising and media portfolio.
Most recently, he led the company’s 5G mobile edge computing partnership program and was instrumental in the launch of industry-defining deals with Amazon, Microsoft and IBM.
Angiolet assumes his new role effective Monday, April 26. “The DraftKings arrow is pointing straight up and I see massive opportunity to unleash this platform and integrate it with the world of content,” he said. “To me it’s all about enhancing the experience we provide, and I look forward to working alongside the team and our partners at this important juncture for the company.”
DraftKings Inc. is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company that operates across daily fantasy sports, regulated gaming and digital media. Headquartered in Boston and launched in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish and Paul Liberman, DraftKings is a multi-channel provider of sports betting and gaming technologies, powering sports and gaming entertainment for 50-plus operators in 17 countries.