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Executive Transactions

FanDuel named former Compass Senior VP/Engineering ANDREW SHEH Chief Technology Officer (LinkedIn).

Overtime named FUBU Founder & CEO and "Shark Tank" shark DAYMOND JOHN to its BOD. Following John's appointment, the board will comprise of five members, including Overtime co-Founder & CEO DAN PORTER, Overtime co-Founder & President ZACK WEINER, Sapphire Sport Partner MICHAEL SPIRITO and former Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch Vice Chair KEN MILLER (Overtime).

The Chiefs promoted Controller BRIAN DUNN to VP/Accounting & Controller; Dir of Fan Experience JAYNE MARTIN to VP/Fan Experience; Dir of Strategy & Analytics MICHAEL RAGSDALE to VP/Finance, Strategy & Analytics; and Team Clinician DR. SHAUN TYRANCE to VP/Player Services & Assessment (Chiefs).

The NBA Kings named former interim coach ALVIN GENTRY VP/Basketball Engagement, according to sources. Sources said that Gentry "will advise on team-building strategies and assist with player evaluation utilizing his vast network of basketball relationships." Sources added that he "will have an office in Sacramento, but he will travel throughout the season to NBA, G League and select college events" (SACRAMENTO BEE, 5/17).

YouGov promoted Global Sector Head of Esports & Gaming NICOLE PIKE to Head of Global Gaming & U.S. Sports (LinkedIn). Meanwhile, YouGov named former Integrity 9 Sports & Entertainment Dir of Property Sales JONATHAN PELTS Account Dir (LinkedIn).

The Vikings named former 49ers Football Research & Development Manager DEMITRIUS WASHINGTON VP/Football Operations & Strategy (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 5/16).

The NFL named Octagon Group Dir LINDSEY ARNOLD Dir of Sponsorship Management (LinkedIn). 

Fanatics named former FanDuel Senior Dir of Engineering VINNIE ROSSI VP/Engineering for Betting & Gaming (LinkedIn).

ClubCorp named former Marlins Dir of Group Sales & Inside Sales KYLE BRANT Stadium Division VP/Membership (LinkedIn).

Texas A&M-Commerce AD TIM MCMURRAY will step down next month (TAMC).

Rutgers named New Jersey City Univ. AD SHAWN TUCKER Deputy AD & VP/Athletics Development (Rutgers).

N.C. State Senior Associate AD/Communications & Brand Management FRED DEMAREST is "leaving for a position on the agency side in Business Development" (, 5/16).

Princeton named Univ. of Illinois Dir of the Gender & Sexuality Center JORDAN "JT" TURNER its first Associate AD/Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Princeton).

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