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DraftKings Life Podcast
DraftKings Life Podcast
The DraftKings Life Podcast will give you an inside look into the people and culture that define what it means to be a technology company in sports entertainment.
Apr 29, 2021
Lauren Tropeano - VP, Talent Management
This week on the DraftKings Life podcast we chatted with Lauren Tropeano, VP of Talent Management, about her time at DraftKings. We learned about her career, effort the people's team is making to support remote work, what culture means to her, internal mobility and more.
Apr 15, 2021
Brandon Miller - Director, Customer Experience
We enjoyed having Brandon Miller, Director, Customer Experience, on the DraftKings Life Podcast this week. Brandon shares his experience working for DraftKings back in 2014, how the CX team supports multiple products, hiring initiatives this year, and more!
Mar 31, 2021
Jen Aguiar - Chief Compliance Officer
We conclude Women’s History Month’s celebration by welcoming our newest executive to the podcast, Jen Aguiar, Chief Compliance Officer. Jen shares how she got started in Compliance, goals for her new role, and how she met co-founder and CEO, Jason Robins. Tune in!
Mar 18, 2021
Women’s BRG Feature: Mia Tantillo & Sarah Juselius
We are back with another exciting episode of the DraftKings Life Podcast. This week we interview two female leaders from our Women’s Business Resource Group at DraftKings, Mia Tantillo and Sarah Juselius. We learn about their roles in the company, how they started the group, and initiatives around Women’s History Month!
Mar 4, 2021
Jamie Shea - VP, Sportsbook Operations
On this episode of the DraftKings Life Podcast, we celebrate Women’s History Month with a special guest, Jamie Shea, VP of Sportsbook Operations. We debunk myths about working in sports betting during the episode, learn about Jamie’s favorite woman in sports, and how she helped launch the first DraftKings Sportsbook App.
Feb 18, 2021
Anthony Cooley - Desktop Support Technician
We continue our celebration of #blackhistorymonth on the DraftKings Life Podcast with the co-chair of the DKShades Business Resource Group, Anthony Cooley! Tune in to learn how Cooley got involved with DKShades, what’s on the horizon for 2021, and a 2-minute drill round for the ages!
Feb 5, 2021
Bianca Sullivan - Inclusion, Equity, & Belonging Specialist
We’re celebrating Black History Month on the DraftKings Life Podcast this month! Bianca Sullivan, Inclusion, Equity + Belonging Specialist, joined us to talk about our Business Resource Groups, playing D1 Lacrosse at a Historically Black College, and a pair of new company holidays!
Jan 27, 2021
Jason Jones & Meg Powers, 'Meet The Hosts'
Season 3 of The DraftKings Life Podcast is kicking off with two special guests, your hosts, Jason Jones and Meg Powers. Listen in as they give a behind-the-scenes look into their DraftKings experience. They touch on internal mobility, advice to candidates, and how the podcast got started.
Dec 22, 2020
Emerson Lotzia & Jessie Coffield, On-Camera Talent
The final episode of 2020 and Season 2 of the DraftKings Life Podcast is a special one, featuring two DraftKings employees that you may recognize. Listen in to learn more about Emerson Lotzia and Jessie Coffield, On-Camera Talent, and their journey at DraftKings.
Dec 16, 2020
BONUS EPISODE - Hackathon Winners 2020
We’re excited to bring you a bonus episode featuring our 2020 Hackathon winners. Tune in to learn how their winning idea was formed, roadblocks overcame, and what it was like working together remotely.
Nov 30, 2020
Chrissie Gorman - VP of Strategic Initiatives
On this episode of the DraftKings Life Podcast, we interviewed Chrissie Gorman, VP of Strategic Initiatives. We learned about her career path, involvement in DraftKings’ public offering, and what she learned from Duke’s Men’s Basketball coach, Coach K, in her previous life as a Co-founder and CEO.
Nov 11, 2020
Monika Hristova - R&D Team Lead
This week we sat down with Monika Hristova, R&D Team Leader, all the way from our Sofia office in Bulgaria. Monika focuses on what it is like to be a woman in tech and a leader at DraftKings. We also learn more about her life outside of work and her passion for trail running, mountain biking, and reading. Check it out!
Oct 29, 2020
Bryan Conneely - Senior Software Engineering Manager
This week on the DraftKings Life Podcast, Jason and Meg sit down with Bryan Conneely, Senior Software Engineering Manager, all the way from Dublin, Ireland! Listen in to learn more about what it is like to help build a new DraftKings team in Dublin remotely.
Oct 15, 2020
Graham Walters - Chief People Officer
We sat down with Chief People Officer, Graham Walters to learn about what it's been like to watch the company transform from a startup to a leading innovator in the sports gaming and digital entertainment space.
Sep 18, 2020
BONUS EPISODE - Summer Intern Special
We’re back with a special bonus episode of the DraftKings Life Podcast and have not one but four guests. Tune in for advice on landing your next dream internship at DraftKings!
Sep 8, 2020
DraftKings Life Trailer
The DraftKings Life podcast is hosted by two employees, giving you an inside look into the people and culture at DraftKings.
Aug 12, 2020
Jason Misiano - Senior Director, Customer Experience
This week on the DraftKings Life Podcast, Jason and Meg sit down with Head of Customer Experience, Jason Misiano, who talked about what brought him to DraftKings Inc., how vital the CX function is to the business, and much more.
Jul 14, 2020
Lance Jeune - Senior Marketing Associate
This week on the DraftKings Life Podcast, Jason and Meg sit down with Lance Jeune, Senior Marketing Associate. Listen in to learn more about Lance’s internal mobility journey and more about his work to start our DK Shades, Business Resource Group.
Jun 29, 2020
Patrick Cleary - Manager, Knowledge Management
This week on the DraftKings Life Podcast, Jason and Meg sit down with Patrick Cleary, Manager, Knowledge Management. Listen in to learn more about Patrick’s career leading up to his time at DraftKings Inc., his passion for storytelling, and how we are celebrating Pride.
Jun 11, 2020
Vanessa Spatafora - Senior Manager of Inclusion, Equity & Belonging
Happy Pride month! This week on the DraftKings Life Podcast, Jason and Meg sit down with Vanessa Spatafora, Senior Manager of Inclusion, Equity & Belonging. While some festivities have been postponed, here at DraftKings Inc., being inclusive is never canceled! Tune in to learn about Vanessa's role, first impressions of DraftKings, and how we are celebrating Pride virtually.
May 28, 2020
Dan Kesack - Director of Engineering
This week on the DraftKings Life Podcast, Jason and Meg sit down with Dan Kesack, Director of Engineering for the DraftKings Sportsbook team, all the way from Dublin, Ireland! Listen in to learn more about Dan’s move from Boston to Dublin and about the brand new office.
May 14, 2020
Jake Walsh - Director, Reinvestment & Loyalty
What happens when an Aussie moves to Boston in the middle of January? This week on the DraftKings Life Podcast, Jason and Meg sit down with Jake Walsh, Director, Reinvestment & Loyalty, and his first impressions of DraftKings.
Apr 30, 2020
Caro Garcia - Product Owner
This week on the DraftKings Life Podcast, Jason and Meg sit down with Caro Garcia, Product Owner from the Delivery Management team! Listen in to learn more about Caro's journey at DraftKings Inc.
Apr 16, 2020
Johnny Avello - Director, Race & Sportsbook Operations
This week on the DraftKings Life Podcast, Jason and Meg sit down with long time oddsmaker and DraftKings employee, Johnny Avello. Listen in to learn more about sports betting and our Las Vegas office.
Apr 2, 2020
Jack Murphy - Site Lead
This week on the DraftKings Life Podcast, Jason and Meg sit down with Jack Murphy, Engineering Site Lead, all the way from Dublin, Ireland! Listen in to learn more about what it is like to help build a brand new DraftKings office.
Mar 11, 2020
Kayla Schmalz - Senior Communications Associate
Welcome to the first episode of the DraftKings Life Podcast. Jason and Meg sit down with Kayla Schmalz, Senior Communications Associate. Kayla talks about what Public Relations does at DraftKings and the challenges her team encounters and overcomes. We will be releasing bi-weekly episodes to give listeners an insider’s view into life at DraftKings.