May 20, 2008 12:53 ET Names Kelly Perdew New CEO

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) -, a leading fantasy sports operator and software developer for major brands and professional sports, announced today that its Board of Directors has named Kelly Perdew as the organization's new CEO.

Perdew has held numerous leadership positions in the sports and internet markets with such companies as ProElite, CoreObjects Software,, K12 Productions, and As the President of a subsidiary of ProElite, Inc, Kelly built the largest social networking platform for mixed martial arts in less than a year, helped raise over $40M and developed partnerships with CBS, Showtime, IMG and numerous web properties. Prior to ProElite, Kelly was the winner of the second season of NBC's "The Apprentice" and worked directly with Donald Trump and the Trump Organization as a Senior Vice President on numerous real estate projects. Perdew was the President of (now a part of Active Networks) which is home to more than 3 million amateur sports teams. After earning a bachelor's degree at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Kelly served in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Officer and Airborne Ranger. Kelly also earned an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA and a JD from the UCLA School of Law.

"Kelly's unique background and consistent role in delivering sports and entertainment in the digital world makes him the leader we were looking for," said Leo Spiegel, RotoHog board member and managing partner at Mission Ventures.

Perdew also donates his time as a national celebrity spokesperson for Big Brothers Big Sisters and the National Guard Youth Challenge Program. In 2006, President Bush appointed Perdew to the Council on Civic Participation and Service to recognize civic contributions by Americans in their communities.

"Leading the team at RotoHog is a dream come true," said Perdew. "The fantasy sports market is huge and RotoHog delivers the most compelling games available for the top leagues and sites around the world. I'm excited to help grow the company, continue to build out a world-class team, and deliver great results for our customers, employees and shareholders."

"RotoHog has grown to the next level, and Kelly is a perfect fit to lead us forward. I am extremely excited to have this opportunity to work with him," said David Wu, co-Founder of, who is moving to the position of President.

Perdew's arrival at RotoHog coincides with the launch of the company's first ever fantasy soccer game, developed in partnership with Grupo RBS in Brazil, one of that country's leading media companies. RotoHog also powers fantasy games for professional sports leagues and for multiple Fortune 1000 companies. For 2008, RotoHog will continue developing international relationships as well as expand their product base to include fantasy hockey, auto racing, golf and more. RotoHog has also taken a significant step in developing a true fantasy sports community around its current stable of games, including football, baseball, soccer and basketball, with expert blogs and columns, video, user forums and a sports-specific social bookmarking section called Smack Back., a product of Sports Composite DE, is a privately held company based in Los Angeles, CA. Investors include Allen & Co, DFJ Dragon, Mission Venture and SCP Worldwide. For more information on RotoHog, or to sign up for league play, please visit

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