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Andrew Opatkiewicz Joins STATS to Lead Football Development
Sports Content and Technology Leader Deepens its Commitment to Coaching, Objective Evaluation and Game Analysis within the Beautiful Game
Northbrook, IL — October 09, 2012
STATS LLC, the world’s leading sports information, content and technology provider, announced today the hiring of Andrew Opatkiewicz as Director of Strategic Development for International Football within its Sports Solutions Group. Mr. Opatkiewicz provides wide-ranging expertise in the football industry with a proven history in business development, performance analysis and sport science.
STATS’ Sports Solutions Group (SSG) delivers specialized solutions for front-office, coaching and scouting personnel across multiple sports in both the professional and collegiate ranks. SSG’s product suite includes SportVU player tracking, the ICE personnel management, player evaluation and game preparations system as well the Apollo fitness and athlete development platform.
Mr. Opatkiewicz joins STATS from ProZone, a leader in football analysis, where he directed the companies’ business in North, Central and South America, providing performance analysis products, services and consultancy to over 70 organizations. Previous to that, he served as General Manager of the Seattle Wolves FC. Mr. Opatkiewicz earned his MS from the University of Washington and a BS from the University of New Hampshire.
STATS is the world's leading sports technology, data and content company. The company passionately abides by a mission to revolutionize the way sports contests are viewed, understood and enjoyed. STATS' calling card consists of real-time scores, historical sports information, Associated Press editorial content, a turnkey fantasy sports operation and SportVU technology. Today, STATS' worldwide client network of media companies and professional sports leagues and teams utilize a broad spectrum of dynamic in-game broadcast presentations and virtual images, multimedia enhancements and game analysis and tactical coaching tools. STATS is owned jointly by the Associated Press and News Corporation, with corporate offices across the globe. For a complete tour of STATS' sports content portfolio and solutions, visit www.stats.com