Welcome to Player Profile! Each month we’ll feature a member of our all-star lineup with a Sports and Company Culture Q&A.
This month we’re featuring TG Watkins, our Head of Design, who joined our team in November 2021. Hailing from Kansas City, TG is an avid sports fan of his hometown. When he’s not at work, or enjoying his family, he loves learning new board games, investing in crypto or NFT projects and building fantasy football teams. As Head of Design, TG sits between two worlds: Product and Marketing, where he leads amazing design initiatives cross-functionally to provide best-in-class customer experiences.
Hi TG, thanks for taking the time to do this!
What’s been your favorite Frontrunner Memory so far?
Our first Karaoke night as a team and watching several new employees crush a few billboard hits.
What do you like most about the company culture at Frontrunner?
It’s cliché but the people. I work with a brilliant team who share similar interests and encourage innovation through collaboration and experimentation.
What got you interested in working in Web3?
Watching all the cool blockchain startups popping up and seeing what products or services they’re providing.
Have you made any big life purchases with crypto?
Maybe? Let's see how much my NFTS are worth in a few years.
What are some of your favorite NFT projects?
Tell us about a betting or gambling memory!
I play a bunch of DFS and one Sunday my team hit a jackpot of $500!!
What is one of your favorite sports memories?
I just recently took my 3 year old daughter to her gymnastics class and she wowed the coach by doing a handstand with no help or guidance.
Who are some athletes you admire?
If you could go to a baseball game with any famous person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
William Shakespeare - I’d love to see how he’d write about it.
What’s your baseball walk-on song?
What is your all-time favorite sports movie?
If you could play any sport professionally what would it be?
What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?
I’m a Decepticon spy from Cybertron named, Terrorcon Gronx. My altmode is that of the F1-75, Ferrari’s 2022 F1 model.
If there was one thing you could change about your teenage years, what would it be?
Travel abroad and know that nothing is final.
For our next Player Profile, we'll be interviewing Zach, from our engineering team. What is one question you would like to ask him?
If you could travel anywhere in the world, right now, where would you go?
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Frontrunner is a decentralized sports prediction market where users can buy shares of sports propositions and trade them like they would stocks. Unlike traditional sportsbooks where users place a bet and wait, Frontrunner gives users full control over their portfolios, allowing them to dynamically buy and sell positions as the odds change. By leveraging the power of free markets and the blockchain, we create transparent markets and liquid positions to reduce counterparty risk and fundamentally change the way that people invest in their sports knowledge and beliefs.