Chief Executive Officer
Gary Walrath joined STATS in 2003. Mr. Walrath serves as Chief Executive Officer of the company and is responsible for extending STATS' partnerships and spearheading growth in key business segments, including television, print, wireless applications, interactive media platforms and fantasy sports. He also will direct the exploration of new initiatives in relevant international markets.
Most recently, he was Executive Vice President of Operations for the STAR Group, a Hong Kong-based wholly owned subsidiary of News Corporation, with extensive television and media interests extending from the Middle East through India, China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. At various times, he was responsible for digital broadcast operations, satellite uplink, internet initiatives, IT, finance, human resources, customer service, facilities and administration.
Robert L. Schur
Chief Operating Officer
Robert Schur has been with STATS since 2000. Mr. Schur serves as COO of the company, and is in charge of STATS' Commercial Unit and the Data Collection Business Unit.
Prior to joining STATS, Mr. Schur was Vice President of Development for Senior Lifestyle Corporation, an owner/operator of seniors housing headquartered in Chicago. In this role, he was responsible for managing the company’s new product development process throughout the U.S. Mr. Schur has also acted as a business consultant for a wide array of companies, including technology-based organizations. In addition to his managerial experience, Mr. Schur's background includes extensive financial management and acquisition oversight.
He holds a BA from Indiana University, an MBA from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from the IIT-Kent College of Law. Mr. Schur is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Gregory S. Kirkorsky
Executive Vice President
Gregory S. Kirkorsky joined STATS in March of 1998. He is responsible for managing and overseeing the company’s sales and business development efforts in North and South America. Under his leadership, STATS has enjoyed increased revenue and profitable earnings each and every year.
Mr. Kirkorsky has successfully closed and managed long-term relationships with leading media, technology companies and consumer brands, including CBS Interactive, NBC Sports, The Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, Turner Sports, Google, Microsoft, Anheuser-Busch, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Toyota, Allstate, MetLife, New York Life and Northwestern Mutual. In addition, he has spearheaded the company’s tremendous growth in team sports, via STATS’ proprietary X-info content and more recently its player tracking technology, SportVU, and an innovative visualization and sports data analytics tool called ICE.
Mr. Kirkorsky has been in the sports industry for 18 years. Previous to STATS, he led a successful nationwide sales effort at Sports Buff, a fantasy sports gaming company marketing white labeled contests to media and newspapers. He currently sits on the Sports Advisory Board for the John Cook School of Business (St. Louis University) and is a member of the DeVos Sport Business Management Board of Advisors. Mr. Kirkorsky holds a BS in Communications, as well as a MS in Sports Management, from Illinois State University.