David Levy, an SU graduate, is Chairman of Genius Sports, a leading provider of sports data and technology powering the sports, betting and media ecosystem. Levy will lead the Board’s oversight of Genius’ operations and strategy.
Levy is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Back Nine Ventures, a sports consulting and investing firm. He also serves as a Senior Advisor for Raine and Arctos Partners.
Prior to these roles, Levy spent 30 years working in television. He served as president of Turner for six years before leaving in early 2019. When Levy departed, he had been in the CEO role since 2013 and with the company since 1987. In his CEO role, he oversaw the company’s portfolio of domestic networks, including TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, truTV and Turner Classic Movies.Turner became an industry leader in creating affiliate value by leveraging Turner’s portfolio of entertainment, kids, news, sports and young adults programming and networks. He was instrumental in expanding Turner’s media rights and defining the division by its association with premium sports content, brands and events. He negotiated a number of agreements, each representing a significant change that extended beyond traditional television rights.
Levy began his career at Turner Broadcasting in 1986 as an account executive in the entertainment division. He later played an integral role in developing and overseeing the Turner Sports ad sales division and was named senior vice president for international ad sales in 1994, and executive vice president in 1997. In 1998, Levy became Turner’s first president of International Advertising Sales.
Levy has received numerous awards for professional achievements during his career. He was elected into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and in 2013, he was listed eighth on Sports Business Journal’s ranking of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business. He was named in the top ten of the annual AdWeek 50 list.