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TruMedia Networks Hires Dean Oliver

Rafe Anderson

For Immediate Release

TruMedia Networks Hires Dean Oliver to
Lead Next Generation Data Consulting Group

Consulting  and professional services to be focused on teams, leagues and consumer platforms

Boston, MA, October 14, 2015 – TruMedia Networks, an industry leading sports analytics firm, announced today that Dean Oliver will be joining the company as Vice President of Data Science.

In his senior role with TruMedia, Oliver will focus his efforts on the analysis of three‑dimensional data and the development of products and methodologies that will serve the unique needs of tier-one sports teams, leagues and global sports media properties.

TruMedia Networks is a rapidly growing software engineering firm focused on the warehousing and expert analysis of sports data. TruMedia’s distinctive product suite includes a customizable scouting platform, a data-source-agnostic analytics platform, and a series of fully integrated video solutions. 

TruMedia differentiates its product offering by focusing on methods for leveraging three-dimensional sports data for professional sports teams and media properties.

“Our entire team has always admired Dean’s work. We’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with Dean in recent years and have been continually impressed by his insightful approach to data analysis,” said Rafe Anderson, CEO of TruMedia Networks. “Dean is a brilliant, innovative thinker that understands the unique needs – in fact, the demands – of teams, leagues and media properties.

“As honored as we are to have Dean join our team, we appreciate that Dean sees TruMedia as a firm that hires best-in-class talent that insists on innovation and results.  We’re looking forward to Dean Oliver playing a leadership role for  TruMedia.”

“My goal has always been to use knowledge of sports and numbers to improve the decision-making and understanding of sports,” Oliver said.  “TruMedia’s growth as a company is a product of a similar vision on top of premier quality service to a variety of clients throughout the sports world.  I am in the right place.”

About TruMedia Networks
TruMedia Networks, a Boston-based engineering firm, develops proprietary enterprise sports analytics solutions. TruMedia's baseball, football and soccer platforms provide professional teams as well as sports media properties with the ability to conduct granular analysis associated with integrated play-by-play video. TruMedia's open API provides its partners with maximum confidentiality and unlimited customization. From data management to video clipping to data visualization, we provide the world's most successful sports media properties and teams with powerful turnkey solutions.

About Dean Oliver
Dean Oliver is known broadly as a pioneer in sports analytics. His book, Basketball on Paper, serves as the principle handbook for doing basketball analytics and he has worked in the front office for the Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings. His work has been lauded by sabermetrics pioneer Bill James, Hall of Fame basketball coach Dean Smith, and has been featured in media outlets for more than a decade. Oliver headed up the construction of the sports analytics group at ESPN, developing numerous products across college and NFL football, as well as in basketball. While there, he worked with on-air talent, producers, technology partners, and executives at the company.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering at Caltech while playing on the basketball team.  He did his Ph.D. in environmental engineering at North Carolina and Stanford while serving as an advanced scout in college basketball. 

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