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Matt Restivo elevated to CEO at OddsJam
Monday, 5 February 2024
OddsJam, the premium data platform for sports bettors, has announced that Matt Restivo has been elevated to its Chief Executive Officer. He brings a wealth of experience from the digital sports media industry that has helped shape its innovative approach.
OddsJam CEO Matt Restivo said: "OddsJam is a category defining company in the sports betting space – we provide the best data, tools and educational content for sports bettors. Our goal is to build on last year’s remarkable growth by scaling the business globally and delivering on an exciting roadmap. It’s an honour to step into the CEO role and work alongside what is easily the most talented team I have seen in sports.”
Restivo has been an influential advisor to OddsJam since late 2021 and is now set to spearhead the company’s next expansive growth stage. His innovative approach and deep understanding of the intersection between technology and sports make him an ideal leader.
"We are incredibly fortunate to have industry veteran, Matt Restivo, at the helm of OddsJam. Since Matt joined as the operating COO last year, we have seen our business triple, a testament to his exceptional leadership of our incredible team. There is truly no one better suited than Restivo to scale this business to new heights." added Ankit Goyal, OddsJam Co-Founder
Restivo’s distinguished career includes positions at prominent organisations, including Chief Product Officer at the Action Network. Here he played a crucial role in driving product innovation and enhancing the user experience, significantly expanding the user base. Notably, the company delivered its patented Bet Sync technology and launched Bet Win Probability under his watch.
Prior to his time at Action, Restivo served as the General Manager of ESPN+ at BAMTECH Media. He worked closely with Disney Corporate Strategy to develop the business plan and launch ESPN+, Disney’s first foray into direct-to-consumer streaming subscriptions.
Before stepping into the CEO role, Restivo was the COO at OddsJam, where he significantly contributed to the company’s growth and strategic direction. He is also a co-founder and board member at LuckyTrader, alongside industry veterans Jeremy Levine (Underdog) and Peter Jennings. Matt Restivo holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Siena College, underpinning his tech-driven approach in the dynamic world of sports betting.