Sports Information Group, a portfolio company of Z Capital, has named Richard Glynn to its board of directors. The appointment became effective immediately. Glynn is the founder of Alinsky Partners. SIG is the publisher of horse racing publication Daily Racing Form.
New York, August 14, 2017 – Sports Information Group, LLC (“SIG” or the “Company”), a national multi-media information company dedicated to providing premium data driven content to the sports industry through its flagship Daily Racing Form platform and other brands, today announced the appointment of Richard Glynn to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Mr. Glynn is the founder of Alinsky Partners, where he works with management teams, financial institutions and investors to enhance business performance and value, and has significant expertise in transforming digital assets for multi-channel brands in the media, sports and entertainment, and gaming industries. He previously served as CEO and Executive Director of Ladbrokes PLC from 2010 to 2015, where he led the turnaround of the company’s FTSE 250 betting business. Prior to Ladbrokes, Mr. Glynn served as CEO and Executive Chairman of Sporting Index, a leader in sports spread betting, where he managed the company’s shift to a unique wholesale and retail model and successfully implemented a digital turnaround strategy. Mr. Glynn also held senior management roles at Megalomedia plc, a digital and traditional media investment vehicle, Live Communication Ltd., and Caribiner International Inc. He received an M.A. from Oxford University and an MBA from the London Business School.
“We are pleased to welcome Richard to the SIG Board,” said James Zenni, Chairman of SIG and Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Z Capital Group. “Richard brings to SIG a wealth of executive experience and deep knowledge of the digital media, sports betting and gaming industries. He is well-suited to provide expert oversight to SIG as the company executes on its strategic initiatives to drive continued digital growth for Daily Racing Form and its other brands, and work to ensure its continued success and leadership position in the horse racing industry.”
“SIG is widely regarded as a leader in multi-channel media with an exciting growth trajectory, and I am honored to join the Board,” Mr. Glynn said. “I look forward to working with my fellow directors and the management team to continue advancing the Company’s digital strategy and capitalize on the compelling opportunities ahead.”
Sports Information Group is a portfolio company of Z Capital Partners, L.L.C.
About Sports Information Group
Sports Information Group, LLC is a national, multi-media information company dedicated to providing premium data driven content and in-depth editorial coverage to horse racing enthusiasts in North America. The Company’s flagship brand, Daily Racing Form is “America’s Turf Authority since 1894″ for horse racing enthusiasts and professionals throughout North America. Launched in 1894, Daily Racing Form is the only daily newspaper in the U.S. dedicated solely to the coverage of a single sport. Its companion website, www.DRF.com is the most heavily-trafficked horseracing destination, providing players with the most extensive news coverage in horse racing, interactive past performances, exclusive handicapping tools, and access to DRF Bets™, one of America’s fastest growing online and mobile wagering platform. Additionally, Daily Racing Form publishes DRF Harness Eye, the daily newspaper and digital content for standardbred racing since 1964, offering news, handicapping products, and online wagering functionality specifically for harness players. In 2012, Daily Racing Form introduced DRF Breeding, a business dedicated to serving the breeding industry, bringing expanded coverage and tools to horseplayer and breeding enthusiasts alike. For more information, please visit www.DRF.com.
About Z Capital Partners
Z Capital Partners, L.L.C. is the private equity management arm of Z Capital Group, L.L.C. Z Capital Group, L.L.C. (“Z Capital”) is a leading alternative asset management firm with approximately $2.3 billion of regulatory assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. For over two decades, the Partners of Z Capital have worked exclusively to realize significant capital appreciation by making controlling equity investments in companies across a diverse array of industries, including basic materials, branded consumer, automotive parts, capital equipment and general manufacturing.
Z Capital creates value for its investors by working constructively with management teams to generate investment returns by structurally improving the strategic position, competitiveness and profitability of its portfolio companies. The Z Capital Funds’ portfolio companies have aggregate annual revenues of approximately $1.3 billion, sell products in 57 countries, and have over 11,000 employees and an excess of 200,000 associates, directly and through joint ventures worldwide. The Z Capital investment strategy and portfolio companies are described at www.zcapgroup.net.