KAGR Named Sports Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Sports 2023

We are thrilled to announce that KAGR has been named one of the Best Places to work in Sports in 2023 by the Sports Business Journal. In the first year of the award, KAGR was recognized as one of the Top 3 Professional Services organizations with over 50 employees.   Per SBJ, more than 12,000 employees from nearly 200 companies took part in a confidential survey that measured key areas that make up an organization’s culture, such as compensation, benefits, confidence in co-workers, and trust in senior leadership.   It may come as no surprise KAGR’s top engagement category was “Team Dynamics”. 

In the past year, KAGR’s Culture Committee, driven by a cross-functional team, has increased internal team and community events, including byte-sized learning sessions on sports & technology, office mini-golf, field day, board game trivia night and more. We also expanded our second annual KODING with KAGR, an event aimed at shrinking the gender imbalance in STEM-related data and analytics jobs in sports, to include a consulting case presentation and meet and greet with industry executives.  

“Our priority has always been our people and their experiences, and this recognition is a testament to our commitment to building cohesive and high-functioning teams that consistently exceed expectations,” said KAGR CEO Jessica Gelman. “We are humbled and honored to have medaled in the inaugural year of this new and important SBJ award.”         

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Professional Services Providers: 50 or More Employees

Kraft Analytics Group (KAGR) (Bronze)Employees: 68
Headquarters: Foxborough, Mass.
Primary business: Data management, advanced analytics and strategic marketing
Key executive: 
Jessica Gelman, CEO
Top Engagement Category: Team Dynamics  

What makes it a Best Place to Work:

■ The culture of KAGR is the best that I have ever experienced. Seeing how strong the relationships with clients are shows that our work is valued, and every day it feels like what I do makes a difference to both KAGR and our clients.  

■ We are so fortunate to have such exciting clients and rewarding work opportunities … also, our teammates are incredible people, supremely talented and fun to work with. I am energized by the work and by my colleagues here.

■ KAGR is a dynamic, growing organization dedicated to bettering the sports and entertainment industry, and we do that day in and day out via our work as a team and our work with our clients.

■ I would recommend this organization as a great place to work mainly because of its flexibility, respect you get from your co-workers, and highly motivated environment to work in.

■ The perfect mix of sports, business problems, and data-driven decision making built on a foundation of great people that enable an unbelievably fun culture!