Jon Kaplowitz, former head of Penn Interactive, is stepping down after more than three years in the role, he announced via LinkedIn.
Kaplowitz called the exit “bittersweet,” but also noted that he can’t wait to spend some more quality time with my family and my very-soon-to-be-born son number 2.”
“Building and leading PI has been the singular best experience in my professional career, and it was made even better by working with an incredible team and partners,” said Kaplowitz.
During his tenure, Penn Interactive’s staff grew from 40 to nearly 500. He told Legal Sports Report that he had accomplished “everything he set out to do” at the company.
Penn staff were already informed of the decision last month, in a statement from company CEO Jay Snowden.
Kaplowitz will be succeeded by Benjie Levy, who is currently chief operating officer for theScore, a company owned by Penn. In addition to his new duties, Levy will continue to work with theScore moving forward.
In a statement, Snowden called Levy “one of the digital sports media and gaming industry’s brightest stars,” and that he is “ the perfect individual to fill the role.”
According to Penn, Levy will split time between Philadelphia and Ontario, Canada.