Manager, Business Strategy and Analytics Golden State Warriors
Since starting with the Warriors as the Business Strategy Manager in 2017, Charles Gao has led analytics initiatives related to operations, research, fan experience, business development and ticketing. His projects have included building the team’s quantitative pricing models, implementing reporting/BI dashboards, evaluating business expansion opportunities and creating the best fan experience at the new Chase Center arena informed by data.
Prior to the joining the Warriors, Charles completed his MBA at MIT Sloan where he was a conference organizer and worked part time doing baseball analytics. He previously worked as a management consultant helping clients with analytical strategies and was also a successful, high-volume Daily Fantasy Sports player using data-driven tactics.