Underdog Sports has confirmed the appointment of Stacie Stern as its Vice President of Government Affairs & Partnerships to be a key executive in growing its upcoming sports betting product.
Stern was most recently at FanDuel and is also the current chair of the Fantasy Sports and Gaming Association. She has over 20 years of experience in the sports betting and gaming industry.
“When we talked internally about who would be the perfect person to grow our government affairs and market partnerships, the first person on our list was Stacie Stern,” said Jeremy Levine, Underdog’s President.
“She has such a unique perspective and there is no one else we’d rather have join the team in this role.”
Underdog has noted Stern’s ‘world-class’ scope of knowledge in governmental affairs for the reasoning behind her appointment. Furthermore, it noted it aspires to make ‘best in class hires across all key roles’ as it moves forward with its daily fantasy sports and sports betting rollout.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining Underdog. Underdog is the most exciting and innovative company in the space and has a great shot to be a market leader in the coming years and I can’t wait to play a meaningful role in the growth,” added Stern.