STATS Promotes Two Leaders to Vice President Roles in Growing Sports AI Company

Dennis Dougherty Named Vice President of Marketing and Brian Orefice as Vice President of Global Operations

CHICAGO– June 12, 2019 – Given rapid growth in the marketplace, STATS, the revolutionary leader in sports AI, announced the promotion of two company leaders to vice president roles. Dennis Dougherty has been named vice president of marketing and Brian Orefice as vice president of global operations. The promotions recognize the hard work and contributions of both individuals as STATS continues to innovate and grow with its highest asset, its people.

Dougherty first joined STATS in 2015 as marketing communications manager and the head of global demand generation. Over the years, he has overseen projects spanning all areas of the division, including product marketing, demand generation, go-to-market strategy, communications and business development. In his new role, Dougherty will run point on all marketing initiatives for STATS’ global brand.

“Dennis demonstrates all the aspects of an exceptional marketing leader, including a deep understanding of our products, capabilities, marketplace, competitive landscape and client’s needs,” said Steve Xeller, STATS’ Chief Revenue Officer. “His ascension comes as no surprise to his team or the clients who have worked with him over the years. I look forward to seeing how Dennis will continue to elevate our global brand and drive new opportunities for the company.”

Orefice first joined STATS in 2005 as director of news and operations, expanding that role to head of production for the Americas in 2016. In his new position, Orefice will serve in a cross-functional capacity to generate operational efficiencies in STATS’ global production centers, tracking processes and global goal setting.

“Brian’s contributions and achievements at STATS over the years are too long to list in one place,” said Mike Perez, Chief Operating Officer at STATS. “Like all great leaders, he has created a strong team around him and manages by the numbers to drive production efficiencies and success for our business. Under Brian’s management, STATS has created a self-sustaining production system that provides the fast and accurate information our clients expect. I know Brian will take STATS to new heights as VP of global operations.”


STATS collects the richest sports data in the world and transforms it through revolutionary AI to unlock the past, present and future of everything sport. The pioneer of live sports data, STATS continues to speed innovation in the industry with AutoSTATS, the first-ever AI-powered technology to collect comprehensive sports data from any television broadcast. The world’s most innovative brands, technology companies, media, fantasy, gaming, teams and leagues trust STATS to provide world-class artificial intelligence solutions to engage billions of fans. STATS combines the industry’s fastest and most accurate data platform with video analysis, sports content and research, player tracking, and the latest in AI and machine learning to provide unparalleled media and team performance solutions. For more information, go to and follow STATS on Twitter @STATS_Insights.

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