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Stats LLC Names Software Exec Carl Mergele To Replace Ken Fuchs As CEO

Stats LLC named software exec CARL MERGELE its new CEO, replacing KEN FUCHS. Mergele, most recently with Lexmark Enterprise Software, will lead the day-to-day business for the Chicago-based sports data and analytics company, owned by Vista Equity Partners. Stats Chief Revenue Officer RICHARD HENDERSON called Mergele’s arrival the “next evolution of our business.” Henderson: “Carl’s a heavy hitter, and he has a really good track record of bring products and services to market very quickly.” Fuchs, formerly with Time Inc., Yahoo and Fox Interactive Media, had led the company since late '15 and recently oversaw a deeper push into advanced player analytics and artificial intelligence, as well as the addition of CASEY WASSERMAN to the company’s BOD. Fuchs and Stats described the parting as amicable. Fuchs, who is now headed back to the West Coast said, "I worked closely with the board on this, and just a really good time personally and professionally to make the change as we hit the new year, as well as Stats being at a very good pivot point now."