FanDuel appoints ex-Ticketmaster COO Amy Howe as president

Amy Howe has been appointed to the newly created roles of president by FanDuel, gaining responsibility for leading the company’s core commercial functions across its sportsbook, casino, racing and daily fantasy units.

Howe, who will become part of the group’s executive leadership team and report directly to chief executive officer Matt King, joins FanDuel from Live Nation Entertainment where she most recently served as global chief operating officer of Ticketmaster.

“I am delighted to welcome a leader of Amy’s extraordinary calibre to our executive team,” noted King. “She has a proven track record of building highly successful digital and retail businesses and I’m excited to have her leading our commercial functions during a period of enormous growth for the company.”

FanDuel lauds Howe as enjoying an “illustrious career” with Live Nation Entertainment and Ticketmaster, where she held several positions of increasing authority which culminated in the most recent role within the group’s largest division.

As COO of Ticketmaster, Howe led the digital transformation and modernisation of the company’s ticketing platform and business model, doubling its growth in gross ticketing value and growing the mobile app install base by 400 per cent.  

Furthermore, during her tenure at Ticketmaster, Howe also appeared and testified before the United States Congress Subcommittee for Energy and Commerce. 

Prior to this, she was a partner at McKinsey & Company in Los Angeles where she advised many Fortune 500 clients in the media and entertainment, retail, and consumer goods sectors across a wide range of issues, including growth strategy, restructuring/turnaround, organisational transformation, and commercial and operational excellence. 

“I am honoured to be joining FanDuel at such an important moment in its history,” said Howe. “As the sports gaming industry continues to grow at a breakneck pace, I am excited to help fortify our leadership position and build new competitive advantages that will deliver sustained financial performance.”