about simplebet

Our mission is to power the future of fan engagement.

Simplebet is a B2B product development company using machine learning and real-time technology to make every moment of every sporting event a betting opportunity.

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We are engineers, data scientists, designers, product innovators, and sports industry veterans teaming up to make every moment matter in sports.

leadership

Co-Founder & CEO

Chris Bevilacqua

  • Co-Founder of Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures
  • Sports, media and tech investor; StubHub, ActionX, Viagogo, Lyft, Airbnb, SpaceX, Unscriptd, ThePostGame
  • Chairman & CEO of CAA Sports Media Ventures (JV between CAA & Evolution Media Capital)
  • Founder of CSTV Networks; sold to CBS in 2006 (now CBS Sports Network)
Chief Technology Officer

Simon Gershey

  • CTO at Kalo, freelance worker management platform built to support enterprise customers such as Google, Airbnb, and Expedia.
  • Chief Architect at SAP, where he led large engineering teams responsible for enterprise communication products.
Chief Operating Officer

Mark Nerenberg

  • VP of Game Operations at DraftKings, where he oversaw design and development of new games
  • Co-Founder & CPO at DraftStreet, an industry leading daily fantasy sports platform backed by IAC and acquired by DraftKings in 2014
EVP Business Development & General Counsel

Melissa Davis

  • With over 20+ years of experience as an attorney and general counsel, she most recently served as General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer at Westcon-Comstor, a $6B global technology distributor. Prior to that, she served as General Counsel at The Forum Corporation
  • In both roles, acting as General Counsel, she managed global teams to drive legal, strategy, regulatory and compliance. She was a strategic business advisor to the Board of Directors, CEO, global leadership teams, and other key stakeholders
  • She began her career as a corporate attorney at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, as well as Jones Day, where she specialized in M&A and private equity
Chief Financial Officer

Michael Kilduff

  • Finance executive with 20+ years of experience in Technology, Consulting, Professional Services, Managed Services, Subscription-based Offerings, Software, and Product Distribution
  • Most recently served as CFO of Westcon-Comstor's North American technology distribution and services business, where he led the M&A activity related to the sale of the North American business to SYNNEX Corporation as well as the integration of the business after the sale
  • Previously spent 15 years at Computer Sciences Corporation in various CFO and Director-level roles
VP of People

Kat Malkova

  • Kat took a 3-year detour from Gaming while serving as a Director of People at WeWork, but is excited to rejoin the industry
  • Although she supported a global team of over 1000 employees at WeWork, most of her prior experience in HR has been with startups, including LeoVegas in Malta and DraftKings in NYC
  • She began her career in Recruitment and built teams for companies like Thrillist, CollegeHumor, The Daily Beast, and DraftStreet
  • Super passionate about great products, growing companies, culture, and all things People

founders

Chris, Joey, and Scott decided to team up to power the future of fan engagement by founding Simplebet in April 2018.

Co-Founder & CEO

Chris Bevilacqua

  • Co-Founder of Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures
  • Sports, media and tech investor; StubHub, ActionX, Viagogo, Lyft, Airbnb, SpaceX, Unscriptd, ThePostGame
  • Chairman & CEO of CAA Sports Media Ventures (JV between CAA & Evolution Media Capital)
  • Founder of CSTV Networks; sold to CBS in 2006 (now CBS Sports Network)
Co-Founder

Joey Levy

  • Co-Founder & CEO of Draftpot, a daily fantasy sports platform; acquired in 2017
  • Thiel Fellow, prev studied at Columbia University
Co-Founder

Scott Marshall

  • Co-Founder & COO of ActionX; sold to WPP in 2015
  • COO & CFO of Thumbplay; sold to Clear Channel in 2011 (now iHeartRadio)
  • CFO of CSTV Networks; sold to CBS in 2006 (now CBS Sports Network)
  • CFO of Classic Sports Network; sold to ESPN in 1997 (now ESPN Classic)

team

SRE

Rahul Basmangi

Product

Andre Bessette

Product

John Bowden

Product

Josh Brewer

Games

Leonard Collins

SRE

Ian Copeland

Data Engineering

Kevin Cybura

Product

Trevor Dalglish

Pricing

Marcelo Dominguez

Machine Learning

Kyle Engel

Games

Yuhao Feng

Product

Charles Flood

Data Engineering

Christopher Flynn

Recruiting & HR

Rikki Gresham

Pricing

Raina Jacobskind

Product

Quinn Johnson

Machine Learning

Erik Johnsson

Machine Learning

Samuel Lightstone

Accounting

Kristin Lofgren

Data Engineering

Joshua Massover

Marketing

Jake Moszkowski

SRE

Maximilian Neumann

Games

Bryan Naegele

Data Analytics

Beth Pallone

Games

Manuel Pineyro

Machine Learning

Andrew Puopolo

Product

Harry Raymond

Accounting

Claire Reininger

Data Engineering

Zachary Schumacher

SRE

Cory Smith

Machine Learning

Henry Sorsky

Design

Henry Steckel

Pricing

Herminio Torres

Design

Kía Valdez Bettcher

careers

We’re always looking for collaborative, hardworking, entrepreneurial, and authentic individuals to be part of our dynamic team.

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