Genius Sports CEO named in SBJ’s Most Influential People in Sports Business


Mark Locke, the CEO of Genius Sports, has been nominated in Sports Business Journal’s (“SBJ”) prestigious annual list of the Most Influential People in Sports Business.

Mark has been selected for the 2021 list in the Industry Drivers category, recognizing those outstanding individuals who are redefining the sports industry in the U.S. and worldwide.

This shortlisting is confirmation of a truly landmark year for Mark and Genius Sports, including the company’s successful listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Thanks to Mark’s leadership and vision, Genius Sports’ position powering the ecosystem connecting sports, betting, and media is stronger than ever. This has been accelerated in 2021 by major new partnerships with the NFL, DraftKings, FanDuel, MediaPro and many more, alongside a trio of highly complementary acquisitions in Second Spectrum, FanHub and Spirable.

This is the second time Mark has been celebrated as a pioneer of the global sports industry having previously been named in the Leaders Under 40 class of 2017.

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