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RICK WOLF

Inducted: 2011


Rick Wolf is the founder and President of Full Moon Sports Solutions, a company dedicated to delivering solutions to major media consulting. Originally started in 2001 with clients like FOX, USA Today, AOL and Topps, Full Moon led Strategic Partnerships for Allstar Stats until it was acquired by NBC Universal in August of 2006.

Wolf was previously Director of Business Development for NBC Sports Digital. In this role, he focused on creating partnerships that expand the sports businesses of NBC, including NBCSports.com, the fastest growing major media sports site; Rotoworld.com, the largest pure-play fantasy sports site on the Internet; and NBCOlympics.com. NBC Sports Group went all the way to number six (6) on the Comscore sports list while Wolf was leading Business Development.

Before that Wolf ran Full Moon Web Solutions and provided consulting advice for Allstar Stats. His deep contact base, coupled with product creativity, delivered many great partnerships including USA Today, FOX Sports, NHL.com, CBS Sports, MAXIM and Head2Head Sports. Wolf defined a business model that balanced Business-to-Business services with Business-to-Consumer products and content allowing Allstar Stats to grow into a favorable acquisition target of major media companies. In August 2006, NBC Universal purchased Allstar Stats Inc.

In 1998, Wolf was a founding Board Member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), a non-profit organization with the mission of raising awareness worldwide for Fantasy Sports. From March 2002 to July 2006 he served as FSTA Chairman. Rotoworld.com and Allstar Stats have received twelve (12) FSTA awards since awards began in 2002. In 2001, the FSTA recognized Wolf as their Executive of the Year.

Wolf also served as Chairman of the Fantasy Sports Association (FSA) from 2007-2010, a non-profit association whose mandate, different from the FSTA, was to raise awareness for fantasy sports among sponsors, brands and advertisers. Wolf’s efforts at SBJ’s November conference each year, kept Fantasy Sports in the forefront of the minds of major media sports executives. The FSA closed in December 2010.

In 1995, Wolf was hired as the 13th employee at SportsLine.com to direct their digital product. In 1997, he became GM of Fantasy Sports and designed a plan for the consolidation of the Fantasy Industry under the CBS SportsLine brand. In 1998, Wolf created the partnership with Commissioner.com that led to building the most robust fantasy sports suite on the Internet and spearheaded relationships with both MLB and NFL for official Fantasy Products.

From 1987 to 1995, Wolf was a Sr. Programmer for PRODIGY. Wolf was part technology team that built the production tools used to put ESPN on PRODIGY in 1992. Wolf was also part of the technology team at PRODIGY that produced the first online Fantasy game, Baseball Manager. Wolf was the sole maintenance programmer from 1991 when it launched until he left PRODIGY in 1995. The game was ported to an all web platform and still exists today.

Wolf also loves to play Fantasy Sports, especially baseball. Wolf and college friend Glenn Colton have won three USA Today LABR American League titles and three FSTA Fantasy Football titles. Wolf and Colton also compete in Tout Wars AL since 2007 and are still fighting for their first victory.

Wolf lives with his wife (Jeanne) and three sons (Matt, Bryan and Stephen) in Pleasantville NY.

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