Genius Sports, a global leader in sports data technology, has appointed former President of Bloomberg Sports, Bill Squadron, to the role of Special Counsel.
Based in New York, Mr Squadron will bring his unparalleled expertise in the sports data and analytics sector to help orchestrate Genius Sports’ strategy and business development in North America.
Genius Sports’ core ethos of building partnerships with sporting organizations has driven rapid expansion throughout the Americas during the past 12 months. This includes an Integrity Services partnership with Major League Baseball to help safeguard against the threat of betting-related corruption as well as agreements to provide live statistics collection and distribution technology to over 20 professional basketball leagues across North, Central and South America.
Genius Sports now has operations in New York, Washington DC and recently opened new offices in Los Angeles, USA, and Medellin, Colombia.
Mr Squadron will work across all of the company’s core divisions, driving the delivery of data-driven solutions to sports, media and regulated betting markets. Having worked at the highest level of sports business for companies including IMG, Bloomberg and STATS, he brings over a decade’s worth of invaluable experience providing technology solutions to major leagues, sports and media organisations.
Mr Squadron said: “I am excited to join the Genius Sports team, particularly given their longstanding track record in forming successful partnerships with sport.
“The company has the world’s strongest technology in key growth areas for the sports industry, including innovative technology tailored to the sports audience and predictive data models for performance, conditioning, fantasy and betting.”
Mark Locke, CEO of Genius Sports, added: “Since his days as co-founder and CEO of Sportvision, Bill has become a global specialist in sports technology and innovation, making him an ideal addition for Genius Sports.
“Over the last two years, we have experienced a phenomenal period of growth worldwide and I look forward to that continuing with Bill’s advice and expertise.”