Sports, Games, and Social Media

Our Team

FSV is managed by a team of experienced digital sports executives and entrepreneurs, including:

Christopher J. Russo

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Russo founded Fantasy Sports Ventures in 2006 and serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. From 1999 to 2005, he was Senior Vice President, New Media/Publishing for the National Football League. In that role, he served as general manager for the League's new media/publishing business, including internet, satellite radio, wireless, and traditional print publishing. He managed all day-to-day operations, including programming, marketing and advertising sales. In addition, Mr. Russo was responsible for the new media/publishing business development and completed a range of transactions with a total value in excess of $1 billion. Prior to the NFL, Mr. Russo held senior executive positions with New Line Cinema and NBC.

Evan J. Kamer

Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Kamer is responsible for managing FSV’s day-to-day business operations, completing acquisitions and developing overall corporate strategy. Prior to joining FSV, he served as senior vice president and managing director for Octagon Worldwide, where he started an in-house digital media practice. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Kamer was senior director, new media and publishing for the National Football League where he helped manage NFL.com, NFL Mobile, NFL Fantasy football and other new media and publishing businesses. Prior to the NFL, he was an original founder of About.com where he was responsible for developing new business opportunities for an Internet start-up, including member acquisition, e-commerce and strategic partnerships.

Clay Walker

Executive Vice President and Chief Affiliate Officer

Mr. Walker is responsible for creating and managing FSV’s aggregation of more than 400 affiliated sports web sites. Prior to FSV, he most served as Senior Vice President of the National Football League Players Incorporated, the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association. In that role, he was primarily responsible for managing and overseeing National Football League Players Incorporated's retail licensing business. This business included apparel, trading cards, video games, new media and fantasy football. In April 2006, Mr. Walker founded the Fantasy Sports Association, a not-for-profit organization formed for the purpose of growing the fantasy sports industry, and currently serves on its Executive Board.

Dave O’Neill

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Dave O'Neill has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fantasy Sports Ventures since November 2007. Prior to joining FSV, he spent nearly three years at CSTV (now CBS College Sports Network), which was sold to CBS Corporation in early 2006. As Vice President, Finance, he oversaw all financial operations for CSTV's cable television network and online platforms, including CSTV.com, its network of over 200 official college athletic websites, and MaxPreps.com. Prior to CSTV, O'Neill worked as an investment banker with Broadview International and Chase Securities, Inc., where he focused on M&A; transactions in the technology and telecommunications industries, and as Director of Finance at Jenzabar, Inc.

Matt Perrigo

Executive Vice President, Strategic Development

As Executive Vice President, Mr. Perrigo oversees strategic sales and development and is a member of FSV's Board of Directors. As an entrepreneur, he successfully founded and managed Optasia Technologies and led the turnaround of ShipNow, both software start-ups which were ultimately acquired for an aggregate purchase price of $75 million. As the President of Optasia Technologies and ShipNow, Mr. Perrigo managed all facets of the businesses, including software development, business development, sales and software implementation.and as Director of Finance at Jenzabar, Inc.

Andy Regal

Executive Vice President, Content

As Executive Vice President, Mr. Regal oversees cross platform, multi-media content for FSV. Most recently, he served as VP Original Programming, for College Sports Television (CSTV), creating, developing and executing a full slate of programs for the 24-hour network. Mr. Regal was also responsible for programming and production of audio and video content for CSTV.com, and 100 partner school sites. He has been an Executive Producer for NBC at both MSNBC and CNBC and he served as the first VP of Original Programming for Court TV. Mr. Regal also worked as an executive consultant for the National Football League and NFL.com.
FSV is top 5 sports site in U.S. (Nielsen, Feb. 2010)

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