Online pari-mutuel horseracing technology and content provider Youbet.com has announced the appointment of David Goldberg as Chief Operating Officer. Goldberg was formally Executive Vice President at Ticketmaster Global Music Services, where he was responsible for overall leadership of the business through the office of the CEO, and for all aspects of sales and marketing, mergers and acquisitions and business development.
"David brings a truly unique combination of live event as well as interactive media and e-commerce experience to both Youbet and the advanced deposit wagering (ADW) space," said Michael Brodsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Youbet.com. "That experience, coupled with his business development and operations skills, positions him well to be a leader on the Youbet team. I expect David to hit the ground running, taking a key role in internal operations and corporate strategy, as well as working with our content partners to expand our relationships in a mutually beneficial way beyond the traditional ADW/track model."
Prior to rejoining Ticketmaster in 2003, Goldberg served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Sportvision, a sports technology and marketing company. He was also a co-founder and Executive Vice President of Tunes.com, and had worked as a Talent Buyer and Vice President of Business Development at JAM Productions, one of the nation's largest presenters of live entertainment. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Pacific Edison, a solar project developer exclusively focused on entertainment venues and attractions. Goldberg earned his MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Northwestern University.
"I am thrilled to become part of the Youbet.com team," said Goldberg. "The company has taken large strides over the past year to shore up its core Youbet.com business and is now poised to leverage this platform in the ADW market and in new interactive initiatives. I am looking forward to play a key role in implementing the strategies and actions to reach that goal."
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