MAIKEL OETTLE – International Head of Partnerships & Sponsorships at DraftKings


Maikel Oettle is the International Head of Partnerships & Sponsorships at DraftKings, a leading Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) destination that is the fastest-growing company in the industry since its launch in 2012. Maikel leads DraftKings’ international sponsorship strategy, focusing on business development, partnership negotiations, premium initiatives and rights activations, among more.

Maikel has over 10 years’ experience and a successful track record in developing and leading marketing and sponsorship campaign strategies, having worked with brands, agencies, athletes and rights holders in various sectors ranging across fast-moving consumer goods, entertainment and sports. Before joining DraftKings, Maikel managed strategic and operational management at DFL Sports Enterprises GmbH (Bundesliga) where he identified new business opportunities and international sales as well as management of growth for the clubs’ commercial sponsorship revenues through acquisition and retention.