DraftKings Company Overview
We’re re-imagining sports and technology. DraftKings is bringing sports fans closer to the games they love and becoming an essential part of their experience in the process. An industry pioneer since our founding in 2012, we believe we can continue to define what it means to be a technology company in sports entertainment. We are the signature tech startup of our generation in Boston.
DraftKings makes sports better and better sports fans by creating the ‘Game Inside the Game.’
We exist to bring fans closer to the games they love. We make sports better by making better sports fans.
Jobs at DraftKings
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Jason Robins is Chief Executive Officer of DraftKings. Robins co-founded DraftKings in 2012 and oversees the company’s strategy and operations, while also driving funding and partnerships.
Robins has built a reputation for expanding DraftKings’ reach across numerous platforms through wide-ranging, forward-thinking partnerships. Under his leadership, DraftKings became the first DFS company to sign a league partnership, with Major League Baseball in 2013. Jason has lead efforts at DraftKings to work with policy makers and regulators to pass smart legislation. As of 2018, DraftKings has passed 19 bills.
Robins’ work has been recognized by the media and his peers, both nationally and in Boston. Recognition includes: Fortune’s 2015 “40 Under 40” list of the most influential people in business, appearing on that issue’s cover, Sports Business Journal’s “40 Under 40,” Boston Business Journal’s “Power 50: Game Changers,” and “40 Under 40,” among others.
Robins attended Duke University, where he received his degree in Economics and Computer Science. He resides with his wife and sons in the Boston area.
Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder
Paul Liberman is Chief Operations Officer of DraftKings. Liberman co-founded DraftKings in 2012 and oversees the company’s product development while leading efforts in maintaining the company’s current product set. He has acted as both CTO and CMO before moving into his current position as COO.
Liberman’s data-driven mindset has been instrumental in catapulting DraftKings from a small Boston start-up to a global sports-tech entertainment enterprise. Under his leadership, Paul’s team of over 150 people has developed award-winning, stand-alone apps and products including DraftKings’ DK Live and Leagues, while scaling the DraftKings platform. Under Liberman’s guidance, DraftKings was the first fantasy provider to roll out a mobile app. Liberman also developed DraftKings’ back-end system so the company can continuously roll out new types of games and variants of each sport based on demand such as Arcade Mode for MLB and Pick ‘Em for NFL, NHL, NBA and Soccer.
Among his recent honors, Liberman was named to Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list of the most influential people in Boston.
Liberman attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he received his degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He lives with his wife and twin sons in the Boston area.
Chief Revenue Officer & Co-Founder
Matt Kalish is Chief Revenue Officer and co-founder of DraftKings, a leading Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) destination that has become the fastest-growing company in the industry since its launch in 2012. Kalish oversees DraftKings’ customer relationships and treatments, as well as the creation and execution of all aspects of the contests, which are offered across the broadest variety of sports in DFS.
Kalish, a lifelong fan of real-time fantasy and strategy games, combined his experience in corporate analytics and e-commerce to become the “game master” of DraftKings. In a short span, he has led his team to go beyond the industry standards of football, basketball, and baseball, breaking new ground in NASCAR, golf and mixed martial arts DFS. Under Kalish’s leadership, the DraftKings Millionaire Maker golf contests have produced three consecutive sellouts during the 2015 season and DraftKings has become the favorite DFS site among daily players, receiving the highest Net Promoter Score at 21 in a survey conducted by Eilers Research (July 2015).
Prior to starting DraftKings, Kalish worked in business analytics at Capital One – where he met DraftKings Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Jason Robins. While working in CRM and marketing at Vistaprint, he and Robins met the third co-founder and DraftKings Chief Operating Officer Paul Liberman. Kalish also held positions at Microsoft and Fidelity Investments.
Kalish received his MBA from Boston College and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and computer science from Columbia University. He resides with his family in the Boston area.
Chief Compliance Officer
Tim Dent is the Chief Financial Officer and Compliance Officer of DraftKings, where he oversees finance, legal & legislative affairs, compliance & licensing and financial operations. Tim was an early investor in the company and an advisor before joining full-time in 2013. He currently oversees DraftKings’ work to provide the most transparent and fair fantasy contests available and lead the industry in safe, responsible play.
Prior to joining DraftKings, Tim held multiple executive leadership roles at Cambridge Interactive Development Corp., a Boston based software technology company that was the platform behind one of the top online games brands in Europe. During his tenure at CIDC, Tim led many efforts in all of stages of the company’s lifecycle from start up, to rapid revenue growth and market expansion, and its transition from unregulated to regulated operating environment.
Tim holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a licensed public accountant. Tim lives in Boston with his wife and 2 daughters.
R. Stanton Dodge
Chief Legal Officer
R. Stanton Dodge joined DraftKings as Chief Legal Officer in November 2017. In this position, Dodge oversees DraftKings’ legal, government affairs and communications teams, leading DraftKings’ future growth in passing smart legislation and is a key figure in positioning DraftKings to enter new markets and seize new business opportunities.
Prior to DraftKings, Dodge worked at DISH Network for more than 20 years in positions of increasing responsibility in the legal department, most recently as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of DISH, responsible for all legal and government affairs, and corporate communications.
Dodge received his degree in Accounting from the University of Vermont, and his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School.
Chief Marketing Officer
Tom Goedde is the Chief Marketing Officer at DraftKings. Goedde is responsible for DraftKings brand, creative, customer research, customer modeling, and community management, including VIP and customer service.
Before joining the company, Goedde was most recently the Chief Marketing Officer for the rival fantasy sports platform iPro. He is a 25-year veteran of the sports and gaming industries where he has led franchises like EA Sports’ Madden NFL. Tom specializes in product and brand marketing and has a deep supporting experience in business development and licensing.
Tom currently consults and invests in a diverse portfolio of startups and established businesses ranging from fantasy sports to America's Next Top Model to disaster relief and more.
Tom holds a degree in Speech Communication Theory and Public Relations from Carroll College. Tom resides in the Boston area with his wife and two sons.
Chief Business Officer
Ezra Kucharz joined DraftKings as Chief Business Officer in October 2017. In this role, Kucharz is responsible for expanding DraftKings’ business strategy, ad sales and digital media, further solidifying the company’s position at the intersection of sports, tech and media while advancing its footprint in the content space. Additionally, Kucharz’s portfolio includes the build-out of the business and corporate development functions by identifying opportunities for strategic ventures and acquisitions.
Prior to DraftKings, Kucharz served as president of CBS Local Digital Media and special advisor to CBS CEO, Leslie Moonves. In this role, Kucharz oversaw online and mobile business across CBS Radio’s 115 stations nationwide, and more than two dozen CBS Television stations. During his tenure, Kucharz’s leadership elevated CBS Local to the number one digital organization in broadcast TV and radio. Kucharz has also held several senior-level positions at NBC Universal, founded one of the first online digital sports media companies, Total Sports, and worked for NASA in their Space Shuttle and Space Station Medical Operations divisions after serving as an Army Officer assigned to the Armor Branch.
Kucharz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University, a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from University of Houston and a Master’s Degree in Medical Informatics from Duke University.
Chief People Officer
Starting out his career in consulting then moving to compensation management, Graham eventually got into managing all aspects of human resources. He moved his way up at TripAdvisor before joining and quickly moving up at DraftKings, Inc, where he has worked since July 2015. At DraftKings, Inc., Graham aims to find win-win solutions to all People challenges, believing that forcing people into policies works against the supportive environment that’s necessary for company health and growth. He believes centering company policies around employee happiness is the most effective way to foster employee productivity. At DraftKings Inc, Graham is improving and upgrading the company’s People systems as DraftKings, Inc. continues to grow.
Chief Financial Officer
Culture of Ideas - Driven by Collaboration
The goal was a game. We created an industry. And this is just the beginning... Bringing talented people together and letting them do what they love not only makes us a better company, it makes us better people. DraftKings is a place where innovation is driven by teamwork and pioneers. We're having fun and changing an industry. At DraftKings, we pride ourselves on being an original, continuous game changer. We encourage a collaborative and fun work environment where innovation is a way of
YOU'VE GOT IDEAS. WE'RE LISTENING
There’s not much use in hiring the best people if we’re not open to hearing their ideas, so our promise to you is open doors and open minds. Join us today and shape our future.
INVESTED IN YOU
We want you to be the best possible version of yourself. We offer great benefits, tuition reimbursement for continued education, discounts at local gyms, unlimited vacation, and more.
Our work requires us to build products quickly and solve challenges immediately. To do this, we foster an environment where you feel comfortable sharing your ideas and working together to give our customers a flawless experienc.
DRAFTING A TEAM
Who you work with can make a job truly special. Being talented is a prerequisite; we want people who enjoy building meaningful, positive relationships. To us, It's more than a job.
LIFE AT DK
Take a break for self-care with on-site haircuts and manicures.
Our kitchen is stocked with snacks, cold brew on tap, and craft beer just for you.
We offer discounts to local gyms so you can keep yourself at your healthiest.
Do you need a flexible work arrangement to accommodate personal matters? We can do that.
SETTING THE PACE
We're not resting on our laurels. Instead, we're continuing to lead the industry with an entrepreneurial spirit and passion. Join our team.
Creativity and innovation is what keeps us ahead of the curve. Join us and you'll have the chance to create new products in a new industry.
SEE YOUR IMPACT
Our decisions set the course for an entire industry. If your priority is seeing your work make a difference to customers, DraftKings is the place for you.
WE'RE NOT ANTI-SUIT.
This is serious work but we don't think that means we should take ourselves too seriously. Friday happy hour and relaxed office environments are just some of the ways we take the formality out of work.
"The inclusive spirit is a huge motivating factor to working at DraftKings. When you are working on a project as a team which most times is already fleshed out by product teams and managers and gone through reviews, at project kick-offs and review meetings, your ideas and opinions are heard and taken seriously. An atmosphere is created where giving an opinion which you believe is valuable is the organic decision you make."
"Since my first day on the job, I’ve always felt like my ideas have been valued. Because DraftKings is so reliant on data-driven decision making, everyone in the company is willing to open up to your ideas if you have the data to back them up. Age, position, and experience have no negative impacts on how you are perceived at DraftKings, which makes for a very productive and collaborative workplace."
"I've found that working with really intelligent people to build new products motivates me to continue our journey at DraftKings together. Learning and sharing a variety of knowledge with each other, and solving technical problems together keeps me really interested in the industry and makes me feel highly valued at DraftKings every day."
"The problems we solve are unique because we’re dealing with live sporting events. Most tech products deal with relatively predictable traffic, as where our traffic on an NFL Sunday could be significantly higher than any other day of the week and might vary drastically minute to minute based on the game."
"The first time I saw the engineering team work on a production outage, I was amazed by the deep understanding of our systems, the professionalism, and the urgency that my colleagues brought to the table. I have never seen anything else like it in my career as a software engineer."
Welcome to our new HQ! Located in Boston's Back Bay, our 105,000 sq. ft single floor space is home to over 600 employees.
Our passionate employees are the main reason for our success.
The DK café, built to mimic a football field, is the main hub of the DraftKings office. Anything from all hands-on meetings to lunch to games and more.
Built-in barber and nail salon to keep our employees fresh.
Collaborate in one of our state-of-the-art meeting spaces, named after famous athletes and tech entrepreneurs.
Looking for a change of scenery? Pop into one of our sports memorbilia filled libraries.
Our eight sports-themed huddle spaces are equipped with pairable technology and idea paint is great for impromtu meetings.
Draw up the next play for DraftKings in our football-themed huddle room.
Book a big a meeting in one of our conference rooms named after football legends like Rob Gronkowski or Joe Montana.
Board games, table games, and video games, oh my!
Work on your short game on our in-house putting green!
Fuel up at one of our eight consession stands located throughout the office.
Natural light is plentiful in our new HQ.
Let MA bet! Helmets will be delivered to Massachusetts lawmakers showing widespread support for sports betting.
The winter garden at 222 Berkely Street.
Collaboration is a slam dunk away!
This floor-to-ceiling living moss wall acts as an interior air cleaner and sound proofing barier. On top of that, it's asthetically pleasing.
Walk-up IT window for all of your tech needs.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's corporate headquarters are located right in Downtown Boston. We had a chance to see how their employees "stay curious," as per the statement which is proudly displayed in their office.
BHE has grown substantially over the past several years and has moved into a new office in Boston's Financial District to accommodate its rapid expansion. The company's new offices are modern in every sense of the word, featuring the usual open and collaborative spaces and state-of-the-art meeting rooms.
Privy recently moved into new offices near South Station and we had a chance to take a look inside. During our visit, we certainly witness a very team-oriented atmosphere. Don't miss the in-house video studio and the employee photo wall!
Facebook Boston's growth is continuing. This year, the company unveiled its brand new 130,000 square foot office located at 100 Binney Street in Cambridge. Facebook Boston currently has 200 employees working out of this location and there's plenty of room for growth, as the space is built to hold 600 people.
PatientPing moved into their new office in downtown Boston last November. The office is bright and sunny with plenty of spaces for collaboration. Their personalities and brand colors are represented with team photos and pops of coral and blue throughout the office.
Lose It!'s headquarters are located near the Boston Common. One cool idea that stands out is how they move employees' desks every three months, so you get to know everyone better. The offices also feature a ski lodge-styled quiet room.
Formlabs' Somerville offices feature many of their products and favorite prints on display...with some of them being made by employees themselves (a perk of working there!).
Numerated features an open office and catered lunches to keep their Numerators (what they call their employees) working together and happy.
O'Reilly Media's beautiful red and white offices feature a game room designed for their weekly ping pong tournaments.
Akumina's offices are located in downtown Nashua, New Hampshire and during our tour, we saw plenty of Akuminites (what the company calls their employees) in action.
BitSight's new offices are in the R2-D2 building at 111 Huntington Ave. The company has an incredible-looking space and catered lunches for their team members.
TimeTrade has a beautiful industrial-designed office and rooms for employee Game Nights. Also, their conference room names are music-oriented.
CyberArk's offices in Newton feature a completely renovated, not to mention nice-looking, lobby. The offices house employees working hard in the meeting rooms as well as a few getting competitive with foosball.
DraftKings occupies 105,000 square feet of space, which is the largest single-floor office plan in Boston. From the breathtaking entrance... to sports-themed huddle spaces... to meeting spaces named after famous sports athletes and tech entrepreneurs... to the DK café which mimics a football field... there is so much to see!
PathAI moved from Cambridge to Boston and their offices give employees plenty of room to collaborate... and play a few rounds of Super Smash Bros.
Aside from giving their employees a great view of the Back Bay, OM1 has a sharp, blue-colored office with tons of open space and huddle rooms.
Buildium has been expanding aggressively and to facilitate this growth, the company moved into a new office at 3 Center Plaza.
Located not too far from the Downtown Crossing T stop is Panorama Education's offices which feature meeting rooms named after school subjects and a wall featuring the "Pets of Panorama."
Tamr's offices are located in Cambridge and it gives its employees great views of Harvard Square.
The offices of Datto are located at 50 Milk Street and their lobby is a celebration of their decade-plus lifespan.
Desktop Metal's Burlington offices feature their 3D printing machines in action in a collaborative office.
Boston Digital's rebranded headquarters are in the Schrafft's Center in Charlestown and have a bright, orange-color scheme.