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Genius Sports Limited has appointed sports data expert Ian Wray to lead its growth in the global soccer market.

Wray joins Genius Sports from ChyronHego where he led global sales for their sports-data focused Tracab division for the past nine years. In that role, he worked closely with the majority of major football leagues and federations globally to implement data tracking, coaching and fan engagement solutions.

Wray will oversee Genius Sports’ partnerships with many of the world’s leading soccer organisations including the English Premier League, Argentine Football Association and Liga MX. Applying his extensive expertise in official sports data, Wray will help to expand Genius Sports’ fast-growing range of technology, video and fan engagement solutions across the global soccer sector.

“Ian is a real expert in how official data can be monetized to power the most contextual and engaging products for fans, coaches, broadcasters and other key stakeholders. Our global soccer business has grown significantly in recent years and Ian is the perfect person to take that to the next level,” Jack Davison, CCO of Genius Sports, said.

“I’m tremendously excited to be joining Genius Sports at this key moment in the company’s development. The market for official sports data and video content is continuing to expand at pace. I’m, therefore, very much looking forward to helping Genius Sports leverage its existing technology portfolio, as well as its impressive recent acquisitions, to deliver even greater value across the whole spectrum of stakeholders within the world of soccer,” Ian Wray said.

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