President, DraftKings North America & Director
Matthew Kalish is our President, DraftKings North America, and a director. Mr. Kalish co-founded the Company in December of 2011 and served as its Chief Revenue Officer from 2014 until December 2019. In December 2019, Mr. Kalish was appointed President, DraftKings North America. Mr. Kalish has served on our Board since April 2020. Mr. Kalish’s areas of responsibility have grown consistently to now oversee the performance of DraftKings’ Sportsbook, iGaming, Daily Fantasy Sports and Marketplace offerings, and he leads DraftKings’ operations, marketing and customer experience departments. Mr. Kalish focuses on developing and managing high-performing offerings and promotions that users love, and bringing those offerings to market in order to drive user base growth and loyalty. The innovation under Mr. Kalish’s guidance has helped DraftKings grow its customer base significantly. Under Mr. Kalish’s oversight, DraftKings has grown to offer a broad variety of sports and game variants in Daily Fantasy Sports, as well as highly competitive Sportsbook and iGaming offerings, which have resulted in DraftKings achieving a market leadership position in the rapidly expanding U.S. real-money gaming landscape. Mr. Kalish’s passion for sports, analytics and game design has been instrumental in growing DraftKings from a small Boston start-up to a digital sports and entertainment enterprise. Mr. Kalish received his MBA from Boston College and his B.A. in Computer Science and Economics from Columbia University.