Sports Information Group (SIG), a national, multi-media information company dedicated to providing data driven content to the sports industry through its flagship Daily Racing Form platform and other brands, has announced the appointment of Itay Fisher as CEO with immediate effect.
Fisher, who has more than a decade of experience developing and managing digital platforms at some of the industry’s leading online gaming companies, joined SIG in 2018 as Chief Technology Officer and was named Chief Operating Officer in April 2019. Prior to joining the company, he served as Chief Information Officer at William Hill Online.
SIG has evolved from a 125-year-old, iconic newspaper business into a multi-channel information company that serves the horse racing industry, one of the fastest-growing online wagering sectors. Z Capital has accelerated this growth since acquiring the company in July 2017. Fisher has led the digital and e-commerce transformation of SIG’s brands: Daily Racing Form, DRF Bets and StatFox.
“I am honored to take on the role of CEO and have the opportunity to lead this talented team,” said Fisher. “Continuing our vision and building on SIG’s industry leadership will be my primary focus as we enter into the next chapter of growth. Together, we will execute our strategies to improve the customer experience and deliver value for all stakeholders. SIG and its brands have an exciting future ahead and I look forward to the opportunity to further establish the Company as an innovative leader.”
“In a short period of time at SIG, Itay has made many contributions and I am confident he is the right person to lead the Company in this next chapter,” said James Zenni, President and Chief Executive Officer of Z Capital. “Itay is a pioneer in the industry who has led the effective digital transformation of SIG and its brands. He has been instrumental in shaping the business strategy and SIG is well-positioned for the future as we see horse racing and sports betting gain increasing participation across the US.”