FanDuel details exec appointments after ‘the company’s explosive growth’


FanDuel has made a pair of executive appointments that will see long tenures with the group maintained in a move that the online gaming firm says demonstrates a reflection of each’s contributions to the success of the business.

This saw seen Christian Genetski promoted to the role of President of the FanDuel Group, with Mike Raffensperger named to the newly created position of Chief Commercial Officer.

These appointments, which are effective immediately, follow what is dubbed as the “explosive growth” of the company, with both reporting to Chief Executive Officer Amy Howe.

As President, Genetski, previously Chief Legal Officer, will oversee all of FanDuel’s business development, partnership, corporate strategy, and government affairs units. 

Furthermore, he will also be responsible for driving the company’s vision and execution of strategic partnerships and new business initiatives to extend the company’s leadership position. 

Elsewhere, Raffensperger will oversee revenue generation across FanDuel’s sportsbook, casino, racing, daily fantasy and free-to-play platforms, in addition to gaining oversight of content and programming assets

The new position expands the duties of Raffensperger, who was previously Chief Marketing Officer, to include commercial leadership, which had previously been run by Howe.

“It cannot be overstated how seminal both Christian and Mike have been to not only the success of FanDuel but to the industry more broadly,” said Howe.

“Each have helped nurture and evolve FanDuel from innovative upstart to the dominant market leader in sports betting and igaming. I am delighted to expand their roles as we continue into the future.

“Keeping Christian’s deep institutional knowledge within FanDuel was critically important to me. In his expanded role, Christian’s expert voice will impact decisions that are vital to creating a sustainable long-term business, while providing critical continuity for FanDuel to thrive in the future. 

“Similarly, Mike’s leadership of our revenue producing commercial units and marketing is a structure we believe best positions us for growth and reflects how important his performance has been to our success.”