BetMGM recently announced Ryan Spoon has been named chief operating officer. Spoon comes to BetMGM from ESPN, where he served as senior vice president of social & digital content. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of digital product and design, helping to build, operate and grow ESPN.com, the ESPN app, ESPN Fantasy and ESPN Social. Before he joined ESPN, Spoon was a venture capitalist at Polaris Venture Partners. A two-time winner of Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award, Spoon will be based at BetMGM headquarters in New Jersey.
Spoon will report to BetMGM Chief Executive Officer Adam Greenblatt, who stated, “BetMGM has seen early success in establishing itself as a significant player in the sports betting world through relationships with leagues, teams and partners. With Ryan’s expertise in developing scaled and engaging digital experiences, BetMGM will leverage those relationships in entirely new ways.”