VC-backed FanDuel names new COO

Fantasy sports company FanDuel has named Andy Giancamilli as chief operating officer. In addition to his new role, Giancamilli will retain his chief financial officer position. Prior to joining FanDuel, Giancamilli worked at Toys R Us and McKinsey & Company. FanDuel is backed by from KKR, Google Capital, Time Warner/Turner Sports, Shamrock Capital, NBC Sports Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Pentech Ventures, Piton Capital and Bullpen Capital.


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FanDuel today announced the appointment of Andy Giancamilli to Chief Operating Officer. He will keep his role as Chief Financial Officer. As Chief Operating Officer, Andy will oversee FanDuel’s product and product operations teams in addition to overseeing financial operations, corporate financing, and company strategy.

“There is incredible momentum across the sports tech industry with new opportunities and innovations on the horizon for FanDuel,” said Andy Giancamilli. “I am excited to work with Matt King again as we continue to steer the company toward the future and look to taking FanDuel to new heights.”

Andy joined FanDuel in 2015 and held several roles before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Andy was the company’s Executive Vice President of Revenue, CRM, and Product Operations, where he focused on growing company revenue through various initiatives. Prior to joining FanDuel, Andy held various roles at Toys R Us and McKinsey & Company.

The company also announced that Tom Griffiths, one of the company’s original co-founders and Chief Product Officer, has moved on to start a new venture in AI. Tom has been pivotal in FanDuel’s growth since inception, overseeing the company’s product roadmap, strategy, and development since 2007. Tom led the design, build, and launch of FanDuel’s award-winning website and mobile apps, oversaw innovations such as Friends Mode and NBA InPlay, and has driven the customer experience to where it is today.

“It has been an honor to help build and lead a world-class product development organization at FanDuel,” said Griffiths. “Being a part of this industry has been an incredible journey and I am extremely proud of what we have created. I cannot wait to see what Andy, Matt, and rest of the amazingly talented team have in store.”

“Tom was a valued leader at FanDuel — this product would not be where it is today without him,” said FanDuel CEO Matt King. “We know Tom will be successful in all of his future endeavors and Andy is the right person to take on the opportunities that we have in front of us.”

About FanDuel
Founded in 2009, FanDuel has redefined fantasy sports in pursuit of its mission of making sports more exciting. FanDuel offers a multitude of one-day, weekly and season-long game options for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Golf, WNBA, and the EPL, with new public and private leagues forming daily, ranging in size from two to thousands of players. The Official Partner of the NBA, FanDuel drives fan engagement, hosting numerous live events and creating once-in- a-lifetime experiences for sports fans throughout the year. FanDuel is based in New York City with offices in Los Angeles, Orlando, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. FanDuel has raised funding from KKR, Google Capital, Time Warner/Turner Sports, Shamrock Capital, NBC Sports Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Pentech Ventures, Piton Capital and Bullpen Capital.