Speaker Profile

Ezra Kucharz
Chief Business Officer / DraftKings

Ezra Kucharz joined DraftKings as chief business officer in 2017. He is responsible for expanding DraftKings’ business strategy, ad sales and digital media, further solidifying the company’s position at the intersection of sports, tech and media while advancing its footprint in the content space. Additionally, Mr. Kucharz’s remit includes the build-out of the business and corporate development functions by identifying opportunities for strategic ventures and acquisitions. Previously, he served as president of CBS Local Digital Media and special adviser to CBS CEO Leslie Moonves. At CBS, Mr. Kucharz oversaw online and mobile business across over 115 radio stations nationwide, and more than two dozen television stations. During his tenure, Ezra’s leadership elevated CBS Local to the number-one digital organization in local broadcast TV and radio. Mr. Kucharz has also held several senior-level positions at NBCUniversal, founded one of the first online digital sports media companies, Total Sports, and worked for NASA in their space shuttle and space station medical operations divisions after serving as an Army officer assigned to the armor branch. Ezra holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Boston University, a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Houston and a master’s degree in medical informatics from Duke University.