TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#marketing--Score Media and Gaming Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce the appointment of veteran sports business and marketing executive Brian Cooper to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Cooper, Chairman of award-winning marketing agency MKTG Canada and former senior executive of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, joins the Board with immediate effect and will support the Company as it continues to grow its sports media and gaming operations across North America.
“Brian brings with him an immense amount of experience and entrepreneurial success as a sports marketer and operator across North America,” said John Levy, Founder and CEO of theScore. “We’re thrilled to welcome him to the Board and to leverage his expertise as we continue to reinforce our position as a leader in mobile sports media, sports betting and esports.”
An inductee to the Sponsorship Marketing Council of Canada’s Hall of Fame, Mr. Cooper launched and built MKTG Canada, brokering over $1 billion in sponsorships and spearheading its sale to Dentsu Aegis. Prior to that, he served as VP, Business Development and Operations for MLSE, helping launch the Toronto Raptors’ expansion franchise. He also serves as Chair of Canada Basketball, an advisor to the Wayne Gretzky Foundation and sits on the Advisory Board of Playmaker Capital.
“theScore has become one of the biggest names in sports media, both in Canada and the US, and they are primed to achieve the same success with their gaming operations,” said Mr. Cooper. “This is a truly exciting time to be joining the Board of a company that has always played at the cutting-edge, and I look forward to supporting John and his team in realizing their vision.”
Concurrently, the Company also announced that Lorry Schneider and Mark Zega would be stepping down from the Board with immediate effect.
“Both Lorry and Mark have served as highly-valued and long-time members of our Board, and I greatly appreciate their dedication and contributions to our growth and success,” added Mr. Levy. “On behalf of the entire Board, I thank them for all their service.”
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About Score Media and Gaming Inc.
Score Media and Gaming Inc. empowers millions of sports fans through its digital media and sports betting products. Its media app ‘theScore’ is one of the most popular in North America, delivering fans highly-personalized live scores, news, stats, and betting information from their favorite teams, leagues, and players. The Company’s sports betting app ‘theScore Bet’ delivers an immersive and holistic mobile sports betting experience. Natively built for iOS and Android devices, theScore Bet is deeply integrated with theScore’s media app and is currently available to place wagers in New Jersey. Publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (SCR), theScore also creates and distributes innovative digital content through its web, social and esports platforms.
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