Sports betting and fantasy sports pioneer retires after more than three decades of leadership roles within the industry
Spotlight Sports Group (SSG), a world-leading technology, content and media company specializing in sports betting and fantasy sports, has announced that Rick Wolf (pictured), Senior Vice President of B2B Partnerships, will retire at the end of 2023.
Wolf joined SSG in September of 2021 alongside the acquisition of The Alarm Sports Network, where he had spent the previous decade as President.
As a founding board member and Hall of Famer of the Fantasy Sports and Gaming Association (FSGA), Wolf’s expertise within the United States market proved invaluable to SSG’s United States B2B expansion. He was an integral part of SSG, forming relationships with Matthew Berry’s Fantasy Life, NBC Sports, Advanced Local, PointsBet Canada and others, which has helped establish SSG as a leading supplier within the sports betting and fantasy sports industry.
In previous roles, Wolf served in various leadership capacities for the FSGA, CBS Sports, Rotoworld.com, NBC Sports and The Alarm Sports Network where he built sports destinations through technology, content and his deep contact base of relationships.
Discussing Wolf’s retirement, Sam Houlding, Spotlight Sports Group’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Rick has been a vital part of our leadership team since joining us more than two years ago and he will be deeply missed but we all wish him well on a very well-deserved retirement after a brilliant career. His unmatchable knowledge and expertise within the sports betting and fantasy sports landscape allowed us to further scale our B2B efforts and build a brand awareness of SSG in the United States that would not have been possible without him.”
Rick Wolf, spoke of his retirement, commenting: “I have been living and breathing fantasy sports and sports betting for my entire career. It is my life’s work and I will always be a part of this industry. It was my honor to help grow fantasy sports interest before its popularity became widespread and to help the great people at SSG grow during the explosion of the United States sports betting market in the last few years.”
Following his departure from Spotlight Sports Group, Wolf will continue his work within the fantasy sports and sports betting space including as a board member of the FSGA and as an advisor to companies within the space including SSG.