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Joey Levy
Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Joey was the Founder and CEO of Draftpot, a daily fantasy sports platform that reached 15k active paying users and was acquired in 2017. Joey is a Thiel Fellow and previously studied at Columbia University.

Scott Marshall
Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Scott was the Co-Founder & COO of ActionX, which was acquired by WPP in 2015. Prior to that, he was the COO & CFO of Thumbplay, which was acquired by Clear Channel in 2011 and is now iHeartRadio. Prior to that, he was the CFO of CSTV Networks, which was acquired by CBS in 2006 and is now CBS Sports Network. Prior to that, he was the CFO of Classic Sports Network, which was acquired by ESPN in 1997 and is now ESPN Classic.

Chris Bevilacqua
Co-Founder & Chairman

Chris is the Co-Founder of Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures and is a sports, media, and tech investor with investments in companies such as StubHub, ActionX, Viagogo, Lyft, Airbnb, SpaceX, Unscriptd, and ThePostGame. He was previously the Chairman & CEO of CAA Sports Media Ventures, a joint venture between CAA and Evolution Media Capital. Prior to that, he was the Founder of CSTV, which was acquired by CBS in 2006 and is now CBS Sports Network.

Stephen Master
Chief Revenue Officer

Stephen spent the last 10 years as the Global Head of Sports for Nielsen, and he is currently on the board of the American Gaming Association, leading their Sports Betting Task Force. Prior to Nielsen, Stephen was VP of Business Development for the NFL. Prior to that, he was VP of Marketing Solutions at Octagon, and prior to that, was VP of International Business Development at the NBA. In addition to his work with SimpleBet and the American Gaming Association, Stephen is a professor of Sports Marketing at NYU Stern.

Mark Nerenberg
Chief Product Officer

Mark was the VP of Game Operations & Development at DraftKings, where he oversaw game operations, game design, and development of new games. Prior to that, he was the Co-Founder & CPO of DraftStreet, an industry leading daily fantasy sports platform backed by IAC and acquired by DraftKings in 2014.

Francesco Borgosano
Chief Analytics Officer

Francesco was the Chief Analytics Officer at Kambi, a leading sports betting B2B solutions provider and the company currently powering brands such as Unibet, 888, and DraftKings. Prior to joining Kambi, Francesco was Head of Sportsbook Solutions at Stars Group, one of the world's largest online gambling companies that owns the brands SkyBet, BetStars, and PokerStars. Prior to Stars Group, Francesco was a leading Quantitative Analyst at Ladbrokes. He holds a PhD in Physics from Heidelberg University.

Robert Simmons
Chief Technology Officer

Robert was Principal Software Architect at Stars Group, one of the world's largest online gambling companies. Prior to that, he was Chief Architect at Victiv, the third largest daily fantasy sports platform before it was acquired by Stars Group in 2015. Prior to that, he was Lead Java Architect at Electronic Arts. He is the author of Hardcore Java (published by O'Reilly in 2004) and Maintainable Java (published in 2012). He has 26 years of professional programming experience and holds an M.S. with Distinction in IT from the University of Liverpool.

Leo Gaspar
VP, Sportsbook Product & Revenue

Leo has 18 years of experience in the sports betting industry working for major brands worldwide. He spent 13 years on various senior roles at Ladbrokes, a UK powerhouse, and has vast experience in product development within Sportsbook, Trading and Risk. Leo brings in lots of international experience with a high level of territorial and cultural awareness, he led and managed remote and office-based multidisciplinary teams across the world.

Lyubomir Sirakov
Sportsbook Operations Manager

Lyubomir has taken senior roles in various locations around Europe for some of the most recognized brands in the industry, such as Playtech, Amelco, PokerStars, BetVictor, Bwin, PartyBets and GameBookers which have provided him with very extensive knowledge in Trading, Risk and Product Development.

Steven Hornung
Lead Developer

Steven was the Lead Developer of FantasyHub, a daily fantasy sports platform that raised $1.1M and had 20k users. He has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky.

Varun Sriram
Head of Data Science & Risk Management

Varun is the Founder & CEO of TennisML, a sports betting services product with proprietary machine learning algorithms, automated computer systems, and database systems. He was a Product Manager at Microsoft, and prior to that, was a Technology Associate at Bridgewater Associates. He studied at Harvard University where he graduated with an A.B. in Applied Mathematics and S.M. in Computer Science.

Mark Broadie
Principal Data Scientist

Mark is a tenured professor at Columbia Business School, where his recent courses include Sports Analytics, Business Analytics, and The Business of Sports. From 2012 – 2016, Mark was Vice Dean of Columbia Business School. His research interests include the pricing of derivative securities, risk management, and quantitative methods for decision making under uncertainty. He has been called the “Godfather of Golf Analytics” by the PGA Tour and is known as a leading sports analytics expert.

Stratos Idreos
Principal Software Architect

Stratos is a professor of Computer Science at Harvard University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where he leads the university's Data Systems Laboratory. He works in the area of data management with an emphasis on designing systems for big data exploration.

Dave Lucia
Platform Software Architect

Dave was a founding team member of The Outline, where he architected its Content Management System and advertising platform. Before that, Dave was a Senior Developer at Bloomberg.com and Tradebook Futures. Dave has a BS in Computer Science from Binghamton University.

Manuel Pineyro
Full Stack Developer

Manuel was the Co-Founder & Technical Lead at Sqwad, an in-game fantasy sports platform that licensed products to the WNBA and several minor league hockey teams. He was a Biomedical Software Developer at Sema4, Mt. Sinai’s genomics product team. Prior to that, he was an Application Engineer at Nike. Manuel has a B.A. from Columbia University.

Liming Zhou
Senior Software Engineer in AI Systems

Liming has a PhD in chemical engineering. He previously built various models and software for problems in the environment and energy sectors. His expertise covers multivariate statistics, machine learning, deep learning, OR, graph theory, and matrix computations. He also designs and builds solutions based on relational database and AWS cloud web services, including EMR-Spark. Liming published 20 technical papers and holds a patent on image processing.

Jeffrey Valdehueza
Full Stack Developer

Jeffrey was a founding engineer at Riley, a Y-Combinator-backed startup that raised over $3M from investors including Social Capital and KPCB.

Anthony Clark
Data Scientist

Anthony likes math, likes writing code and loves work where he gets to do both. Before SimpleBet, he cofounded ViSR, a computer vision startup. Professionally, he's fascinated by machine learning - deep learning and reinforcement learning in particular. He holds a Bachelor's in Mathematics and Statistics from Harvard University.

Qianhong Zhou
Data Scientist

Qianhong graduated with her Applied Statistics MS degree from the University of Michigan. She is proficient in data manipulation, visualization, data mining and statistical modeling.

Andrew Puopolo
Data Scientist

Andrew is graduating in May 2019 with an A.B. in Statistics & Computer Science from Harvard University, where he is co-president of the Harvard Sports Analytics Collective. Andrew has served as a trading intern at Optiver and Jane Street and as a soccer data analyst for the New York Cosmos.

Kyle Engel
Data Scientist

Kyle was a data scientist at Mattersight Corporation, where he automated end to end data pipelines that integrate machine learning models into SaaS products. Prior to Mattersight, Kyle attended the University of Chicago, where he graduated with a B.S. in Statistics and a B.A. in Chemistry.

Qian Shi
Data Scientist

Qian graduated with her M.A. in Statistics from Columbia University. Her research interest is in data science, especially machine learning and deep learning. She was a data scientist in a financial technology company, working on news sentiment analysis.

Benny Howard
Front End Developer

Benny is a full stack web and mobile developer with 10 years of experience. He was most recently an application developer for IBM, working on projects for clients including JP Morgan and Johnson & Johnson.

Yuhao Feng
Front End Developer

Yuhao is a Front End Engineer with 5 years experience in UI/UX design. Before SimpleBet, he transformed financial services for two leading fin-tech companies, building and executing innovative, progressive and responsive web application user interface and design systems. Yuhao holds a Master of Science degree in Information Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Justin Lee
Data Scientist

Justin is a data scientist, with a passion for business problems that benefit from rigorous application of machine learning tools. He received his M.S. degree in Computational Science & Engineering from Harvard University in 2018, and his B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University in 2017 with a minor in Computer Science. Previously, he was a Computer Vision & Data Science intern at Perceptive Automata, a startup applying deep learning to perception for autonomous driving systems, and a Technology Summer Analyst at Morgan Stanley.

Ari Rachman
Operations Coordinator

Ari is a student at the University of Florida, where he will be graduating with a B.S. in Accounting in December 2018.

Aaron Sachs
Data Scientist

Aaron has long been passionate about sports and sports analytics, which led to his winning a nationally broadcasted Baseball Trivia competition prior to entering college. He has worked as a Software Engineer at Bitso, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Latin America by volume, and as an Analytics Intern at Activision Blizzard. Aaron will graduate from Harvard University in May of 2019 with a B.A. in Statistics, and a Secondary Field in Computer Science.

Jeanette Jin
Data Scientist

Jeanette is graduating from Harvard University with an A.B. in Statistics in May 2019.

Lloyd Danzig
Lead Sports Betting Analyst

Lloyd is an alumnus of both the Wharton School of Business and Columbia University. He has worked as a financial analyst at BlackRock and as a data scientist for Samsung at a large ad agency. Lloyd is also an SAT/ACT tutor and SEO consultant, in addition to the Founder & CEO of Plan Your Bach, a service through which he planned the bachelor(ette) parties of Sam Dekker (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Olivia Harlan (ESPN).

Tom Barnes
Data Scientist

Tom spent 4 years as a trader for UK sports betting firm Spreadex, followed by 2 years as a professional sports gambler. Since relocating to New York, he has used his Data Science experience to build predictive underwriting models for Fintech startups YieldStreet and CommonBond. He is a graduate of Cambridge University.

Harry Raymond
Product Manager

Harry was the Co-Founder & CEO at Swig Labs for 5 years, a mobile marketplace for wine & spirits backed by Techstars and Anhueser-Busch. Previously, he was a Product Manager for an A.I. chatbot startup and worked in publishing for Major League Baseball. He graduated with a B.A. from Colgate University where his senior thesis on valuing draft picks was published by M.I.T. & the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He has been a Yankees bleacher creature for 10 years.

Jake Moszkowski
Research Analyst

Jake graduated with his B.A. in Narrative Studies from the University of Southern California in May 2017. He first spent six months working in the film industry on production and content creation, then spent six months at Octagon Sports & Entertainment Agency working in global communications before joining SimpleBet.

Charles Flood
Sports Betting Analyst

Charles is graduating from Harvard University with an A.B. in Economics with a Secondary in Computer Science in May 2019.

Andra Fehmiu
Data Scientist

Andra graduated from Harvard University in December 2018 with a B.A. in Applied Mathematics in Economics. She previously interned at AQR and Moon Capital as an investment research analyst.

Anna Romanovich
Lead Project Manager

Anna has more than a decade of experience in Project Management, preceded by a few more years in Data Analysis. Having worked in multiple industries (most prominently Finance, Entertainment, Marketing and Publishing), she has had the opportunity to manage a very broad array of projects and efforts. Her credentials include an alphabet soup of PM certifications (PMP, CSP, CSM, CSPO), a Masters in Business Management and Leadership, and a BA in Psychology and Research.

Joseph Lozano
Software Engineer

Joseph is a software engineer with 3 years experience in Ruby, Scala, and Haskell. Prior to SimpleBet, Joseph worked in the ad-tech space, working on real-time reporting and payment systems.

Anum Siddiqui
Junior Software Engineer

Anum is a fullstack web developer with five years of experience in healthcare. Prior to this she freelanced in a Healthcare startup where she worked in consumer-facing platforms, data analytics and medical software. She holds a degree in Biology.

Kevin Cybura
Junior Software Engineer

Kevin is a recent grad from City University of New York Hunter College where he studied computer science and mathematics. He has experience in low level systems programming languages such C/C++ and Rust from previous internship, open source contributions and course work.

Mark Lohmann
Senior Software Engineer

Before SimpleBet Mark worked on a number of startup initiatives including technical co-founder of a DFS (daily fantasy sports) application for EPL (English Premier League) football/soccer. Prior to catching the startup bug he spent many years primarily in FinTech (financial technology) specializing in distributed, real-time systems for market data collection, pricing and trade execution. Mark holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Rutgers University.

Wenyi He
Junior Software Engineer

Wenyi is a recent master graduate from the University of Michigan. During her master study, Wenyi has been working as a research associate, where she applied her skills on data analytics and modeling. She has the background of both electrical engineering and statistics.

Simeon Kartov
UI/UX Architect

Simeon is a user experience architect with 10 years of experience in the field. Before SimpleBet, he helped many small and big businesses to improve, using a user-centered approach. Simeon designs custom experiences, that has specific user and business needs.

Jianeng Xu
Data Science Intern

Jianeng in a PhD candidate in Econometrics & Statistics from the University of Chicago, where he also holds an M.S. in Statistics. In 2017, he published "The Market for English Premier League Odds" in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports.