SimWin Sports has confirmed the appointment of former DraftKings executive Jamie Shea as a non-executive director as it seeks to expand its virtual sports platform.
Boasting almost three decades of sports betting experience, Shea will operate across several disciplines in the business from gaming ops to marketing, sales, technology, fantasy sports and executive strategy.
SimWin Sports combines real-money gaming and fantasy sports using web3 technology, allowing users to watch, predict, collect and play their virtual sports offering.
“Jamie is a real-money gaming All-Star,” David Ortiz, Founder and CEO of SimWin Sports, said. “Her work with Strive Gaming, DraftKings and other major players in the Real-Money Gaming world makes her a huge addition to the SimWin team.
“We welcome her guidance as SimWin continues to push towards its first football season, during which she will be integral to the betting and fantasy elements of the game. We know we’re in her more-than-capable hands, and her knowledge will be crucial as we aim to deliver sports fans the first 24/7/365 virtual sports league.”
At DraftKings, She served as Vice President of National Marketing where she helped to launch and run the sportsbook as it rolled out following the PASPA repeal.
Elsewhere in her career, she has served as CMO at Strive Gaming and has experience working with companies such as Hard Rock Hotel, Caesars Entertainment, Carnival and IGT.
“Joining the distinguished team at SimWin was a no-brainer,” Shea said. “They are bringing fans a truly unique and innovative real-money gaming experience that will set the industry standard for years to come.
“The enthusiasm that David, Tom, and the entire team have shown about the product only further confirms that SimWin will put forth a user experience unlike any other. I can’t wait to share my knowledge to further develop the product and deliver a superior player experience.”