Fanatics hires Gregg Winiarski as new chief legal officer

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Fanatics, announced the appointment of Gregg Winiarski as Chief Legal Officer, Fanatics Holdings, Inc. In this role, Winiarski will oversee the full range of legal affairs across the entire global Fanatics enterprise, including within the company’s three distinct businesses – Commerce, Collectibles, and Betting and Gaming.

Winiarski’s appointment comes after having served in an advisory role with Fanatics since 2021, which included playing a significant role in the company’s acquisition of Topps. 

“I’m thrilled to have Gregg join our team as Chief Legal Officer for the entire Fanatics global enterprise,” said Michael Rubin, Fanatics CEO. “Gregg is an incredibly strategic legal executive with deep expertise that spans more than 20 years across M&A, regulatory and compliance functions. He will be an invaluable asset as we scale our collective businesses to become the leading digital sports platform for fans worldwide.”  

Prior to his advisory role with Fanatics, Winiarski was Executive Vice President and General Counsel for tech and media company IAC. During his time there, he was responsible for the oversight of all legal, compliance, government affairs, and human resource functions for the organization. Before IAC, Winiarski was an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He began his career as a certified public accountant with the consulting firm, Ernst & Young.  

“I’m excited to continue my journey with Fanatics,” said Winiarski. “During my time as an advisor to the company, I witnessed firsthand the limitless potential we have to create the ultimate digital sports platform, and I am eager to support the entire organization as we look for ways expand and enhance the end-to-end fan experience.”

Winiarski earned his law degree from Columbia Law School and has previously served on the Boards of Directors of Match Group (Nasdaq: MTCH), ANGI Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGI), and several other privately held companies. In addition to his role at Fanatics, he also serves as an adjunct professor at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. He is based in New York.