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Executive Leadership Series: Matt King (‘01), CEO, FanDuel

September 12 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Nelson Hall 3400 (Auditorium)

Join us for the Executive Leadership Series conversation with Matt King, CEO of FanDuel, and Annette Ranft, dean of the Poole College of Management, as Matt talks about his leadership and business experiences since graduation. Matt graduated from NC State in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and economics.

The event is free and open to all NC State students, faculty and staff and the general public. Register here.

About Matt King (’01)

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Matt King is the chief executive officer of FanDuel, a leading daily fantasy sports company, and a member of its board of directors.

Previously, Matt served as a chief financial officer of FanDuel from 2014-16. As a CFO, he led FanDuel’s Series E funding round of $230 million and was responsible for the company’s financial operations, financing and company strategy. Matt briefly left FanDuel in 2016 and served as the president of regional operations and corporate development at ‎Cottingham & Butler before returning to FanDuel as a CEO.

Prior to joining FanDuel in 2014, Matt was a director at a global investment firm KKR as well as at KKR Capstone for 11 years. Before joining KKR, he was as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he served clients in a broad range of industries from insurance to petroleum.

Matt received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and economics from the College of Engineering and Poole College of Management in 2001. He graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, one of the most prestigious academic honor societies. Matt currently serves on the Poole College of Management Board of Advisors.

About FanDuel

Founded in 2009, FanDuel has redefined fantasy sports in pursuit of its mission of making sports more exciting. FanDuel offers a multitude of one-day, weekly and season-long game options for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Golf, WNBA, and the EPL.

About the Executive Leadership Series

The Poole College of Management has presented the Executive Leadership Series since 1992, providing students and the community the opportunity to learn from some of the nation’s and the world’s leading executives as they talk about their careers and leadership experiences. This series is supported by an ongoing gift from Wells Fargo. Learn more about the series.

Podcasts of our prior presentations are available through our Poole College Executive Leadership Series Podcast page on iTunes.

Registration, driving and parking directions

  • Public parking is available in the Dan Allen Parking Deck. Parking stubs are distributed by machine as you enter, and payment is made via credit/debit card as you exit. The pay lot entrance is located at the lower level, west side.
  • The event is free and registration is required

Please register here.




September 12
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Nelson Hall 3400 (Auditorium)
2801 Founders Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695

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