CHICAGO– April 2, 2018 –STATS, the worldwide leader in sports data and intelligence, bolstered its executive roster with the introduction of Mike Perez as its new Chief Operating Officer.
Perez joins STATS from the Tidewater Group, a management consulting firm he founded in Washington, D.C., focused on developing operational strategies for Fortune 500 companies and government contractors. For over 20 years, Perez has a proven record of developing strategies and business operations in previous roles as Chief Development Officer of Whitney Bradley and Brown, Senior Vice President of Tiburon, and Senior Vice President of SIGBA.
“Mike’s experience as a results-oriented, growth-focused executive will be an asset in helping STATS build upon its reputation as the leading sports technology company in the world,” said Carl Mergele, Chief Executive Officer at STATS. “His passion for problem solving and performance improvement will immediately help drive business results.”
Perez received Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and public relations from the University of Washington prior to his extensive leadership experience across multiple software and service organizations. He has been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as “Entrepreneur of the Year,” as well as being featured in Washington Business Journal for “Executive of the Year” and “Forty Under 40.”
“I am honored to join STATS and work with some of the most brilliant minds the sports technology industry has to offer,” said Perez, who will work out of STATS’ global headquarters in Chicago. “STATS already has a sterling reputation, and my goal is to help expand its footprint in the industry and build upon the standards it already has set.”