FanDuel Group appoints Amy Howe as interim CEO

FanDuel Group’s parent company Flutter Entertainment plc has appointed Amy Howe as interim CEO of FanDuel Group while a full search for a permanent successor goes on following the departure of Matt King.

Howe will add the role of interim CEO to her existing position as President with continued responsibility for leading FanDuel’s core commercial functions across its Sportsbook, Casino, Racing, and Daily Fantasy units.

She will oversee the firm’s operational, product, marketing, legal, regulatory, and compliance units. Howe replaces Matt King, who will leave the business on July 16 after the previously disclosed transition period.

Peter Jackson, Global Chief Executive of Flutter Entertainment, stated: “Matt leaves the business in a position of real strength, and we wish him well for the future. The interim appointment of Amy, working alongside the wider FanDuel leadership team, will support the key focus on growing the business and retaining our number one position in the US market.”

Commenting on her interim CEO appointment, Howe said: “Together with our talented leadership team and organization, I am focused on continuing the momentum we have built across the business.

“I am confident that our unique advantages in product innovation, marketing, operational excellence, and wide market access will allow us to flourish as online gaming grows across the US.”

Howe has been a part of FanDuel Group since February 2021. She previously worked for Live Nation Entertainment, where she held several positions such as Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Ticketmaster.

She led a transformation and modernization of the company’s ticketing platform during her tenure, doubling its growth in gross ticketing value and growing the mobile app install base by 400%. Before Live Nation Entertainment, she was a Partner at McKinsey & Company.