NASDAQ Listed eSports Wagering And Entertainment Company
Esports betting expected to reach $20 Billion by 2023 prior to SCOTUS decision, Company now expects this estimate to increase by several more billion dollars.
Grant Johnson, B.A.,
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Mr. Grant R. Johnson, has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Company since its inception. Mr. Johnson is a business development and sales management professional with more than 30 years of industry and public company management experience.
From 2007 to late 2013, Mr. Johnson advised numerous companies as a Sales Management and Business Development Consultant.
From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Johnson was Co-Founder, President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Swiss Medica Inc., a US publicly listed company. Swiss Medica Inc. was a manufacturer and Internet based distributor of nutraceutical products.
From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Johnson was Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Healthnet International Inc., a US publicly listed company. Healthnet International Inc. was an Internet based distributor of nutraceutical products.
From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Johnson was a Vice President of Starnet Communications International, Inc., a leader in the Internet gambling industry. As Vice President of Sales, Mr. Johnson led Starnet’s sales team and was a driving force behind Starnet’s market leading position in the B2B sector of the Internet gambling industry. In addition, Mr. Johnson was instrumental in the business development activities at Starnet and was directly involved in establishing many of Starnet’s strategic relationships.
Mr. Johnson obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and history from the University of Western Ontario.
Chairman of Audit Committee
Damian Mathews served as Chief Financial Officer of the Qatar and Abu Dhabi Investment Company, brings more than 25 years of experience to his role at Esports Entertainment Group. Previously, Mathews was a Director at NZ Pacific Investments Ltd and held senior finance positions with Commonwealth Bank of Australia Group, ABN AMRO, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Credit Suisse First Boston. Mathews began his career at KPMG in London where he qualified as a chartered accountant after earning a Bachelor of Science in economics and politics from the University of Bristol.
Chief Financial Officer
Dan has spent 18 years in financial and operational leadership roles, predominantly in corporate banking, as COO for the UK Coverage team at Barclays in London and as CFO for US Large Corporates and MMEs at HSBC in New York. Dan entered the gaming industry in 2016, when he became CFO of Argyll Entertainment.
Stuart is the Co-Founder and CEO of Argyll Entertainment, the UKGC licensed operator of SportNation.bet, operating exclusively in the UK and Ireland since August 2017. Stuart is a practising UK solicitor, having trained and qualified at international Magic Circle law firm, Allen & Overy. Having held in-house legal roles with various blue-chip gaming companies since 2005, Stuart established the iGaming Counsel in 2012, a legal, regulatory and commercial advisory service for the gaming industry. Additionally, Stuart was the founder of FLIP Sports, a social fantasy mobile games developer providing real-time second screen gaming experiences for live sport and was a co-founder of the International Social Games Association.
James S. Cardwell, CPA
Part-time Interim Chief Financial Officer.
A tech and gaming industry expert with experience in Esports having led up Network Operations at Activision Blizzard and was COO of Sparkjumpers Game Studios.
General Secretary of Malta Remote Gaming Council and Directors
Mr. Alden has been a specialist in advising remote gaming companies located in Malta since 2000, when he advised the first remote gaming companies as the Senior Manager of Enterprise Risk Services at Deloitte & Touche (Malta). In 2006 Alan set up Kyte Consultants Ltd, a company that specialised in the remote gaming and payment card sectors, to assist companies located in Malta. In 2009, Alan became a founding director in Contact Advisory Services Ltd, a licensed Company Service Provider (CSP) that offers a complete service to its customers, from company incorporation, to licensing for gaming and financial institutions.
Since 2010, Alan has served as the General Secretary of the Malta Remote Gaming Council. Alan is a certified CISSP and CISA. Alan was also the founding President of the ISACA Malta Chapter between 2005 -2008. In 2015, Alan became a Part Time Lecturer on IT Auditing at the University of Malta.
Chul Woong “Alex” Lim, B.Sc., M.A.,
Mr. Alex Lim, B.Sc., M.A., is an Asian online video game industry expert.
Since 2010, Mr. Lim has been General Manager of International Relations of International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) in Seoul, South Korea where he is responsible for organizing and operating world championship level eSports tournaments.
From early 2010 to late 2010, Mr. Lim was Deputy Manager of Sports Marketing Team with FIRSONS Inc., Seoul, South Korea based sports events marketing firm. From early 2007 to late 2007, Mr. Lim was International Coordinator of World Taekwondo Academy at the World Taekwondo Headquarter (KUKKIWON) in Seoul, South Korea. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Lim was a Researcher with FITEX Inc., an adventure leisure sports company based in Seoul, South Korea.
Mr. Lim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Seoul National University and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa.
Mr. Lim will help lead our Asian marketing team on a strategic level.
David George Atmore Watt, FCCA,
A Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants of the UK. Mr. Watt is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Caribbean with more than 25 years of finance, accounting and senior management experience.
Adrien J. Lefèvre
Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
Adrien has served as a Compliance Officer, including Regulatory Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer in the gaming industry since 2015, including his most recent position with The Multi Group Ltd. He will be responsible for creating an integrated risk framework, assess risk, quantify risk limits, develop plans to mitigate risks and manage any new license applications in any regulated jurisdictions. His extensive experience at all levels of compliance will be invaluable as Esports Entertainment Group pursues additional gambling licenses in 2019 to further strengthen its market position and rapidly expand into new geographic regions.
Mr. Greenback is a designer and creative leader with over 20 years of professional video game development experience and Senior Creative Director at Riot Games.
Jenny has specialized in payments processing for almost 25 years, including her most recent position as Country Manager and Director of Western Union Business Solutions in Malta since 2009, where she maintained full leadership and operational control. Her list of responsibilities will be extensive, including but not limited to, managing our relationships with banks, credit card companies and payment processors, as well as, insuring vie.gg provides its players with the most up to date payment options. Given the speed at which the payments world is changing, her extensive payments experience and industry relationships will be critical to the success of Esports Entertainment Group.
Head of Esports
Brian brings extensive esports experience to the Company on multiple fronts, including spending the past five years as an esports multi-team owner with Winterfox, as well as, a manager with Velocity eSports and Evil Geniuses.
As Head of Esports, Brian will ensure that our online product doesn't repeat mistakes that previous gambling websites have made, keeping everything transparent for the esports community - and creating a safe, competitive platform where esports fans can show off their knowledge of their favorite teams and players while betting against each other.
VP of Marketing and Head of Esports at Vie.gg
Since beginning his career in the gaming industry in 1996, Leppäniemi has sold and managed global esports partnerships for major brands and partners like Intel, BenQ Zowie, Electronic Arts, Activision, ESL, and the NBA. Prior to joining Esports Entertainment Group, Leppäniemi was Global Sales Director for Wehype. Previously, he served as Sales Director North America at DreamHack, a Swedish production company specializing in esports tournaments and other gaming conventions.