National multi-media information organisation, Sports Information Group (SIG), who are dedicated to providing data-driven content to the sports industry through its Daily Racing Form flagship site and other brands, have announced Itay Fisher’s appointment as CEO with immediate effect.
With over a decade of experience developing and managing digital platforms at some of the leading online gaming companies in the industry, Fisher joined SIG as Chief Technology Officer in 2018 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in April this year. He was Chief Information Officer at William Hill Online prior to joining the company.
SIG has grown from an iconic newspaper business for 125 years into a multi-channel data agency serving the horse racing industry, one of the fastest growing digital wagering markets. Since acquiring the company in July 2017, Z Capital has accelerated this growth. Fisher led the transformation of SIG’s brands into digital and e-commerce: Daily Racing Form, DRF Bets, and StatFox.
Fisher said of his appointment: “I am honoured to take on the role of CEO and have the opportunity to lead this talented team. Continuing our vision and building on SIG’s industry leadership will be my primary focus as we enter into the next chapter of growth.
“Together, we will execute our strategies to improve the customer experience and deliver value for all stakeholders. SIG and its brands have an exciting future ahead and I look forward to the opportunity to further establish the Company as an innovative leader.”
James Zenni, President and Chief Executive Officer of Z Capital said: “In a short period of time at SIG, Itay has made many contributions and I am confident he is the right person to lead the Company in this next chapter.
“Itay is a pioneer in the industry who has led the effective digital transformation of SIG and its brands. He has been instrumental in shaping the business strategy and SIG is well-positioned for the future as we see horse racing and sports betting gain increasing participation across the US.”