Jessica Gelman is the CEO of Kraft Analytics Group (KAGR), a technology and services company focused on data management, advanced analytics and strategic consulting in the sports and entertainment space. She originally joined the Kraft Family in 2002 working for the sports properties (New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium and New England Revolution). Prior to KAGR’s creation in 2016, Gelman led business operations, customer marketing, and strategy for Kraft Sports & Entertainment.
Gelman co-founded and continues to co-chair the highly regarded MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, the first and largest analytically focused sports conference. Previous speakers have included President Barack Obama, Adam Silver, Steve Ballmer, Nate Silver, and many other sports and analytics luminaries.
Gelman has received recognition for her leadership and innovation, including the 2014 Sports Business Journal “Forty under 40” which honors the most promising young executives in sports business under the age of 40 and in 2012 Sports Business Journal’s “Game Changers,” which honors women who are leading and innovating in sports business.
Gelman earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA, cum laude from Harvard College. While at Harvard, she was selected as Harvard Female Athlete of the Year and in 2018 was honored as an Ivy League Legend of Basketball. She is an elected board member of the Harvard Alumni Association and the Harvard Varsity Club. Additionally, Gelman is a board member for Peace Players International, Shooting Touch and the Sports Innovation Lab.
Gelman is married, has two sons, and resides in the greater Boston area.