Ex-Amazon Prime VP Marie Donoghue Lands At DraftKings

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Marie Donoghue is the new Chief Business & Growth Officer at gaming company DraftKings. 

In her new role, Donoghue will work closely with existing teams to uncover new, sustainable growth opportunities and bolster product and customer experience. She will also be charged with spearheading various internal processes.

“I am thrilled to be joining DraftKings during this exciting phase and have long admired the organization’s steady rise as an industry innovator,” said Donoghue. “This is a special opportunity to expand on its industry-leading position and propel the company to new heights.”

DraftKings and rival FanDuel are the U.S. leaders in sports betting. DraftKings is also reportedly in advanced talks on a marketing agreement with Barstool Sports.

Donoghue informed her staff on Thursday with a farewell email. Prime Video just concluded its second season as the home of the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package. 

Donoghue reported to Jay Marine, who heads the company’s sports division. Amazon confirmed Donoghue’s exit to the media, but provided no further comment.