DraftKings Appoints Marie Donoghue as Chief Business & Growth Officer and Newest Addition to Executive Leadership Team
Renowned Sports Business Executive Will Oversee Corporate Expansion and Innovation
Boston – Jan. 25, 2024 – DraftKings (Nasdaq: DKNG), a leading digital sports entertainment, gaming, and technology company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Marie Donoghue as its new Chief Business & Growth Officer. In this strategic role, Donoghue’s leadership will be pivotal in driving DraftKings’ future growth as the company continues to explore opportunities to better serve its customers.
"We are delighted to welcome Marie Donoghue to our executive team and the immense wealth of experience she brings as a highly-regarded leader and trailblazer within our industry,” said Jason Robins, CEO and Co-Founder of DraftKings. “Marie’s exceptional track record speaks for itself, and she is poised to be a transformative force in our company’s future success.”
As Chief Business & Growth Officer, Donoghue will work closely with existing teams to uncover new, sustainable growth opportunities and further solidify DraftKings’ commitment to excellence in product and customer experience. She will also be charged with spearheading various internal processes.
"I am thrilled to be joining DraftKings during this exciting phase and have long admired the organization’s steady rise as an industry innovator,” said Marie Donoghue, Chief Business & Growth Officer at DraftKings. “This is a special opportunity to expand on its industry-leading position and propel the company to new heights.”
In Donoghue’s previous tenure as Vice President of Amazon’s U.S. Sports Content & Partnerships, her contributions were crucial in positioning Amazon and Prime Video as a major player in sports media rights. Notably, she led the groundbreaking acquisition and production of Prime Video’s Emmy Award-winning offering of Thursday Night Football, marking the NFL’s first all-streaming, season-long package.
Prior to her role at Amazon, Marie spent over 18 years at ESPN, culminating in her position as Executive Vice President of Global Business & Content Strategy. Her leadership extended to spearheading business affairs, business development, partnerships, and ESPN Films 30 For 30, and the creation of several award-winning digital properties.
DraftKings Inc. is a digital sports entertainment and gaming company created to be the Ultimate Host and fuel the competitive spirit of sports fans with products that range across daily fantasy, regulated gaming and digital media. Headquartered in Boston and launched in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish and Paul Liberman, DraftKings is the only U.S.-based vertically integrated sports betting operator. DraftKings’ mission is to make life more exciting by responsibly creating the world’s favorite real-money games and betting experiences. DraftKings Sportsbook is live with mobile and/or retail sports betting operations pursuant to regulations in 25 states and in Ontario, Canada. The Company operates iGaming pursuant to regulations in five states and in Ontario, Canada under its DraftKings brand and pursuant to regulations in three states under its Golden Nugget Online Gaming brand. DraftKings’ daily fantasy sports product is available in 44 states, certain Canadian provinces, and the United Kingdom. DraftKings is both an official daily fantasy and sports betting partner of the NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR, and UFC, as well as an official daily fantasy partner of NASCAR, an official sports betting partner of the NBA and an authorized gaming operator of MLB. In addition, DraftKings owns and operates both DraftKings Network and Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN), to provide a multi-platform content ecosystem with original programming. DraftKings is committed to being a responsible steward of this new era in real money gaming with a Company-wide focus on responsible gaming and corporate social responsibility.