FanDuel Group has hired Dale Hooper as its General Manager of Canada with responsibility for developing and implementing FanDuel Group’s long-term strategy in the newly regulated country.
He joins the firm from Deloitte Canada, where he most recently served as a Partner focused on the cannabis industry.
Hooper will report directly to FanDuel Group CEO Amy Howe, who noted: “Dale has a proven track record running high growth enterprises along with strong relationships that will be invaluable to our success in Canada.
“He is a respected leader known for his ability to scale business units effectively, a critical skill set, as we aim to bring the excitement of our sportsbook and igaming products to Canadian citizens. It’s with great excitement that I welcome him to our team.”
With more than 30 years’ experience of driving large-scale transformation across multiple consumer-driven industries, Hooper has served as the President and CEO of Cannabis Compliance Inc (CCI) until December 2019, when it was acquired by Deloitte.
Operating as a startup in the highly regulated cannabis industry, he scaled the company to be at the forefront and a leader in the regulatory and operational consulting space.
Commenting on his move to FanDuel, Hooper said: “It is an incredible time to be a part of the growing sports gaming industry, and I look forward to joining Amy and the team as we bring the #1 Sportsbook to Canada. I am proud to be joining the industry leader at such a momentous time.”