New President and CCO for FanDuel Group
FanDuel Group, one of North America’s leading gambling operators, has announced two new appointments to the company’s executive team.
Christian Genetski has been appointed to the role of President with immediate effect, and Mike Raffensperger has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer. Both have been promoted from within the company, and the Group says that this will provide “important leadership continuity.”
It cannot be overstated how seminal both Christian and Mike have been to not only the success of FanDuel but to the industry more broadly. Each have helped nurture and evolve FanDuel from innovative upstart to the dominant market leader in sports betting and i-gaming. I am delighted to expand their roles as we continue into the future. Keeping Christian's deep institutional knowledge within FanDuel was critically important to me. In his expanded role, Christian's expert voice will impact decisions that are vital to creating a sustainable long-term business, while providing critical continuity for FanDuel to thrive in the future. Similarly, Mike's leadership of our revenue producing commercial units and marketing is a structure we believe best positions us for growth and reflects how important his performance has been to our success.
In his new role, Genetski will be in charge of overseeing the company’s business development, partnership, corporate strategy, and government affairs units. He will also be charged with developing FanDuel’s vision, forming strategic partnership, and developing new business initiatives. His previous role was as FanDuel’s Chief Legal Officer.
Raffensperger will be overseeing revenue generation across all of FanDuel’s platforms, including sportsbook and casino. He will also be given oversight of the Groups content and programming assets, including FanDuel’s cable network, TVG. In his prior role, Raffensperger was Chief Marketing Officer.
FanDuel has made a number of senior appointments in recent months, such as David Jennings as CFO, Asaf Noifeld as Managing Director of Casino, and Andrew Sheh as CTO.