The Globally-Recognized Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, and Owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Manchester United Joins Skillz Board as Its Second Woman Director
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skillz (NYSE: SKLZ), the leading mobile games platform bringing fair and fun competition to players worldwide, today announced that Shari Glazer, entrepreneur and a globally-recognized philanthropist, has joined its board of directors. Shari serves as the second woman director to be elected to the Skillz board of directors, which now includes eight board members.
“We couldn’t be happier to benefit from Shari Glazer’s extensive expertise at the intersection of sports, technology, and philanthropy, and bring her on our journey to deliver fair competition to everyone, redefining how competition happens– in mobile gaming and beyond,” said Andrew Paradise, CEO of Skillz.
In addition to being Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kalos Labs, a digital assets and blockchain platform for global brands, Shari Glazer is the founder of US DIGITAL Trust, which manages a diverse portfolio of private investments across the digital assets industry. The Glazer family has also owned the Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise since 1995, helping steer the team to Super Bowl victory in 2021, and British soccer powerhouse Manchester United, which they acquired in 2006. As a globally-recognized philanthropist and co-founder of the Edward and Shari Glazer Charitable Trust, Glazer currently sits on the Board of Trustees for MOCA, and Board of Overseers at Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In 2018, Glazer opened the Shari and Ed Glazer Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI), designed to enhance collaboration and experiential learning, and to serve as an academic hub and idea incubator.
“I’m honored to join Skillz’s Board. As a category creator, Skillz has been uniquely positioned to disrupt the competitive mobile games industry and build the home for competition for all. I look forward to the opportunity to be a part of the company’s evolution and next stage of growth,” said Glazer.
About Skillz Inc.
Skillz is the leading mobile games platform that connects players in fair, fun, and meaningful competition. The Skillz platform helps developers build multi-million dollar franchises by enabling social competition in their games. Leveraging its patented technology, Skillz hosts billions of casual esports tournaments for millions of mobile players worldwide, and distributes millions in prizes each month. Skillz has earned recognition as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, and the number-one fastest-growing company in America on the Inc. 5000. www.skillz.com
Source: Skillz Inc.