Ben Warn joins high-flying Checkd Group as chairman ahead of US launch
Checkd Group has appointed Ben Warn to serve as its first Non-Executive Chairman of the fast-growth sports betting media business.
A seasoned sports betting executive, Warn has served as a corporate advisor of Checkd since 2019 and will provide his oversight on the company’s strategic objectives.
The Manchester-based business group has appointed its first Chairman as it embarks on a critical expansion phase launching new product verticals and entering the North American sports betting media space through the launch of FlashPicks.
Jamie Knowlson at Checkd Group said: “This is a very important period for the business as we continue to grow at pace and it’s fantastic to have a figure as widely respected in the industry as Ben Warn to lead our push within the UK.
“Ben’s achievements in the sports betting industry speak for themselves and his leadership has already proven to be invaluable in the two years he has spent with Checkd Group. We believe he will have a major impact in this new role as we continue to make major inroads through the creation of products and services that resonate with our audience.”
An expert in product development and customer engagement, Warn served as the former MD of leading sportstech and data supplier Stats Perform’s Portals and Consumer division.
A betting figurehead, Warn held executive roles at Rank Group and Sky Betting and Gaming, where he is credited with the creation of Sky Bet’s ground-breaking Soccer Saturday Super 6 game.
Ben Warn, Non-Executive Chairman at Checkd Group, said: “I have already seen first-hand how Checkd Group serves its loyal and large sports betting community with content and products that perfectly meet its needs.
“In this new role, I look forward to accelerating the company’s growth in the UK by overseeing the delivery and scope of an offering that in conjunction with our partners will continue to have a major impact on the sports betting industry.”