Poole College of Management Calendar
Wells Fargo Executive Leadership Series: Matt King (‘01), CEO, FanDuel Group
Nelson Hall Auditorium (3400)
Join us for the Wells Fargo Executive Leadership Series conversation with Matt King, CEO of FanDuel Group, and Frank Buckless, interim 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
About Matt King (’01)
Matt King is the Chief Executive Officer of FanDuel Group, an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. FanDuel Group consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and television. The brands include FanDuel, Betfair US, DRAFT, and TVG.
Matt had a vision for the FanDuel Group that began when he served as CEO of FanDuel. Matt spearheaded the merger of FanDuel with the US businesses of Paddy Power Betfair to create the FanDuel Group. It was his vision that brought together the leader in international sports betting and gaming with the company that redefined fantasy sports.
Before becoming FanDuel’s CEO, Matt served as Chief Financial Officer of FanDuel from 2014-2016. During that time, he led FanDuel’s Series E funding round of $230 million, while being responsible for all of the company’s financial operations, financing, and corporate 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 CEO in 2017.
Prior to joining FanDuel in 2014, Matt was a Director at Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts and Co and KKR Capstone. At KKR, Matt focused on building new lines of business for KKR, due diligence on new investments, and improving the operating performance of KKR’s portfolio companies. He was also responsible for driving operational improvements and turnarounds at KKR’s portfolio companies including Accellent, First Data Corporation, Sealy, and Visant, built KKR’s BDC lending platform ($3 billion in assets), and led KKR’s acquisition of Prisma Capital Partners and Avoca Capital Management. Before joining KKR, Matt was as a Consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he served clients in a broad range of industries from insurance to petroleum.
Matt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Economics, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from North Carolina State University. He currently serves on the Poole College of Management Board of Advisers.
About FanDuel Group
FanDuel Group, an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. FanDuel Group consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and television. The brands include FanDuel, Betfair US, DRAFT, and TVG.
About the Wells Fargo Executive Leadership Series
The Poole College of Management has presented the Wells Fargo 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