Head of Bloomberg Sports
Bill Squadron has been an executive, government official and attorney in the telecommunications, sports and media fields for more than 25 years. He currently heads Bloomberg Sports, the division of Bloomberg LP that provides data, statistical analysis, and visualizations for sports professionals and fans.
Before joining Bloomberg, Mr. Squadron was President of the IP PRIME division of SES Americom, and a member of SES Americom’s Management Committee. IP PRIME was the industry’s leading turnkey solution for third-party, IPTV systems. Previously, Mr. Squadron headed advanced media and technology in North America for IMG, where his team produced a variety of Web and wireless products and services in sports and fashion for Tiger Woods, Maria Sharapova, Jeff Gordon, Fashion Week at Bryant Park, CBSSportsline.com, Sprint, the Staples Center, the USTA and many others.
From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Squadron was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Sportvision, Inc., which remains the premier provider of technologies that enrich sports telecasts. Examples include the company’s Emmy-winning inventions of the 1st and Ten® yellow first down line, NASCAR “Race F/X” and the “K Zone” baseball tracking and display system. In 2001, Ernst & Young named Mr. Squadron New York City Entrepreneur of the Year in the media category.
Before founding Sportvision, Mr. Squadron was Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, at News Corporation. From 1990-93, as Commissioner of the NYC Department of Telecommunications and Energy in the Dinkins Administration, Mr. Squadron administered New York’s cable franchises, oversaw the City’s communications and energy policies, and launched and managed the City’s five-channel cable network. Prior to that, Mr. Squadron was a partner at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster in Washington, D.C., where he also served as an aide on President Carter’s Domestic Policy Staff, taught at Georgetown University Law Center, and served as Press Secretary to Congressman James Scheuer. Mr. Squadron is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law.