Kenneth Fuchs, a leading digital executive who has held CEO and senior management positions at global technology and media companies, has accepted the role of President, Digital of William Hill US.
“We are excited to have Ken join our team,” said Joe Asher, Chief Executive Officer, William Hill U.S. “He has a proven record at leading technology/media companies and a strong digital background that will allow us to continue to innovate and enhance our digital offerings as additional states legalise sports betting.”
Most recently, Fuchs was CEO of STATS, the global leader in sports data and ancillary products powering a diverse array of data, content, software and analytics needs for the world’s largest companies, brands, teams, leagues and betting operators. STATS’ client list includes Google, Apple, Amazon, ESPN, Microsoft, teams such as the New England Patriots and Golden States Warriors, as well as William Hill.
Previously, Fuchs was VP of Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Entertainment and Music, where he oversaw day-to-day operations and strategy for each vertical. During his time at Yahoo, Fuchs led the development and growth of its Fantasy Sports business. Prior to that, he also held senior leadership roles at Time Inc. and Fox Interactive Media.
William Hill U.S. currently operates 108 sports books in Nevada, and provides consumers with the state’s leading mobile sports betting app.
Following the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized sports betting in May 2018, William Hill is now operating in New Jersey at Monmouth Park Racetrack, Ocean Resort Casino, Tropicana Atlantic City, and online with the William Hill New Jersey sports betting app. William Hill is a licensed sports betting provider in numerous casinos in Mississippi, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island and serves as the exclusive risk manager for the sports lottery in Delaware.
“Sports betting is just getting started in the United States, and I’m thrilled to be joining one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands at such an exciting time,” Fuchs said. “William Hill U.S. already has an established, successful business in Nevada and has made fantastic progress since sports betting was legalized elsewhere earlier this year. I look forward to working with the team in our pursuit of market leadership and delivering great digital and mobile experiences for our customers and partners.”