Paul Liberman is Chief Operations Officer of DraftKings, the innovative sports-tech media entertainment platform that is changing the way consumers around the world engage with and consume sports. Mr. Liberman co-founded DraftKings in 2012 and oversees all of the company’s product development while leading efforts in maintaining the company’s current product set. He has acted as both CTO and CMO before moving into his current position as COO.
Mr. Liberman’s data-driven mindset has been instrumental in catapulting DraftKings from a small Boston start-up to a global sports-tech entertainment enterprise. Liberman’s ability to work with large, complex data sets highlight his superior analytic skills but it’s his keen eye on how to apply this data towards product development that really shines. Under his leadership, Paul’s team of over 150 people have developed award-winning, stand-alone apps and products including DraftKings’ DK Live and Leagues while scaling the DraftKings platform with a backend system that is capable of rolling out new types of games and variants of each sport based on demand as well as launching in new states and countries in a short time period once regulatory approved.
Mr. Liberman’s work has been recognized by the media and his peers, both nationally and locally in the Boston region. Among his recent accolades, he was named to Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list of the most influential people in Boston. Under his leadership, DraftKings has been named to CNBC’s “Disruptor 50,” is a three-time winner of Bostinno’s “50 On Fire” award (2013, 2014 and 2015), has won “Best Daily Fantasy Sports Mobile App” and “Best Mobile App-Service or Tool (DK Live)” by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association and “Best Mobile Website & App” by the American Business Association, among more.
Mr. Liberman attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he received his degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He resides with his wife and twin sons in the Boston area.