President & Managing Director
Benjie Cherniak has served as President & Managing Director of Don Best Sports since April 2009. With 40 employees in its Las Vegas and Vancouver offices, Don Best is the leader in the live-lines sports information business, providing products and services related to the provision of real-time, fact-based information relevant to the North American sports betting industry. Previously, Benjie was VP Business Development for Don Best’s parent company Big Stick Media Corporation/Dodgeball Enterprises Inc. Benjie’s accomplishments include expansion of product lines to Europe and Asia, redesign of the company’s client server software/website, introduction of an electronic distribution program for proprietary data, and creation of a WebTV division.
Chief Financial Officer
Robbie Manis has over 20 years of experience within various aspects of the finance profession. Mr. Manis was previously employed by various investment banks specializing in an array of financing sub-specialties. Mr. Manis has also served as a senior business and investment analyst for a private merchant bank specializing in private equity investments and business development. Since 2008, he has served as the Chief Financial Officer for Don Best Sports focusing on profitable growth of the various operating divisions. Throughout his career as a finance professional, Robbie has become highly proficient at evaluating business models, markets and management aptitudes. In addition, Robbie’s experience as an officer and director of various public companies has made him well versed in corporate governance, internal controls, audit procedures and financial reporting and disclosure.
Don Best continues to benefit from Robbie’s leadership in spearheading its growth and financing initiatives as it endeavors to broaden the breadth and scale of its international operations.
Chief Operating Officer
Craig Mucklow came to Don Best Sports in 2013 with a tremendous resume, holding senior US Sports management and Director positions at such reputable regulated global sportsbooks as Paddy Power, Ladbrokes and Betfair. Craig grew and modernized the respective US trading departments for these organizations while consistently ensuring high-margin revenue growth wherever his expertise has been applied.
At Don Best, Craig has been brought on to build, lead, train, and monitor an in-house team capable of creating and analyzing both pre-match and in-play line moves for all B2B clients. Additionally, his team compiles and develops historical statistical data, tracks real time injury information and monitors third party sportsbook line moves – all critical to maintaining Don Best’s edge as integrity experts for North American sports.
Craig’s record of achievements clearly demonstrates that he is an undisputed leader in the US Sports wagering industry.
Director of Security Services
Kenny White is Nevada’s leading data integrity expert, specifically for US sports. At Don Best Sports, Kenny handles day-to-day operational tasks relating to the delivery of security and compliance services with our external partners and stakeholders, such as the National Football League and regulated lottery entities such as the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) and the Ontario Lottery Group (OLG).
His input with these partners is critical to ensuring regulatory compliance. Prior to selling Las Vegas Sports Consultants (LVSC) to Cantor Gaming in 2008 and joining Don Best Sports in 2011, Kenny worked his way up the North American industry ladder. He began as ticket writer, in turn evolved into a respected handicapper, and eventually established Nevada Sports Executives in 1988. For the next 15 years, Kenny’s company supplied some of the larger Las Vegas sports books with lines and information. In 2003, along with a trio of noted local gaming attorneys, White purchased the established LVSC and his influence was almost immediately evident in terms growing that business into an odds making powerhouse. It is at this time that Kenny honed his skills in the data integrity space, culminating in service offerings for key US Sports Leagues such as MLB, NBA, NFL and NCAA entities.
A career in oddsmaking, integrity, and consulting services for sports book, professional sport body, and global lottery clients positions Kenny as a leading voice in the data integrity space.
VP Business Development
Meir Moses manages key sales efforts on behalf of Don Best Sports, spearheading growth of the company’s managed odds pricing and data distribution services. Having joined in 2009 as a consultant overseeing growth strategy, Meir now leads in a senior sales role from the Vancouver office.
Meir has closed critical and longstanding partnership deals with some of the world’s leading regulated sportsbook operators and technology platforms and is focused on expanding existing and new relationships in the area of Don Best’s proprietary products.
Meir was previously the co-founder of BaddaMedia Inc., an online casino game development studio operating in Vancouver and he has held senior marketing and sales roles in the software and gaming industry for more than 15 years, working for companies such as OpenTV, GameAccount (GAN) and Talarius, a subsidiary of the Tatts Group, in the United Kingdom.
Meir holds an LLB in English law from the University of London and an LLM in European business law from the University of Amsterdam.