Managing Director, Genius Sports
Steven Burton is the Managing Director of Genius Sports. In this role, Steven leads the Group’s sports-facing division, forming long-term data and technology partnerships with leagues, federations and rights holders across multiple sports. He also oversees Genius Sports’ integrity group which provides bet monitoring technology, integrity audits, athlete education services and investigative support for some of the leading organisations in sport, including the English Premier League, PGA TOUR, Major League Baseball and Badminton World Federation.
Prior to joining Genius Sports, Steven was a Partner and the Head of Sports Data, Betting & Integrity at one of the world’s premier sports law firms. In this role, he advised international sports leagues and federations, including Football DataCo Limited, the English Premier League, UEFA, ATP Tour and WTA Tour, on sports data, betting and integrity issues.
As a sports lawyer with an international reputation, Steven was recently recognised by the independent legal directory Chambers and Partners as “the foremost legal authority in sports data”. Steven frequently presents on sports data, gaming and integrity issues and is actively involved in a number of global integrity initiatives such as the Council of Europe.