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Esports Mogul (ASX:ESH) snatches former Disney Executive as CEO
Source: The Shift
  • Former Disney Executive, Michael Rubinelli has been appointed as the new CEO at Esports Mogul (ESH)
  • Michael brings over 20 years of experience in executive leadership within the technology and gaming industry and has worked with the top businesses such as Electronic Arts, Midway and Disney
  • Michael believes the video game industry has the potential to be a trillion-dollar business over the next ten years
  • This announcement follows the recent appointment of former Spotify Managing Director Kate Vale to be the company's non-executive Director
  • The market seems to approve this appointment as company shares are up 20.2 per cent and are trading for 1.1 cents per share

Former Electronic Arts, Midway and Disney Executive, Michael Rubinelii, will be the new CEO at Esports Mogul (ESH).

Mogul is dubbed the world's most advanced tournament and matchmaking platform and is pleased to have Michael join the team. He achieved great success over an extensive career in the gaming industry

Michael brings over 20 years of experience in executive leadership within the technology and gaming industry and has worked with the top businesses such as Electronic Arts and Disney.

His most recent role was at Kixeye, where he led a distributed team of 80 developers across three studios creating Flash and mobile games. Prior to that, he was the CEO of game startup P4RC/Coin In.

At Disney, where he was the Senior Vice President Studio Operations, Michael led all game-building operations for Facebook and mobile platforms, overseeing 16 studios across North and South America.

Michael said the video game industry has the potential to be a trillion-dollar business over the next ten years. One of the drives for growth is esports.

"Interactive gaming is the largest entertainment revenue-generating vertical in the world earning more than box office and music sales combined. The chance to continue to be a part of gaming’s meteoric rise in general, and the esports segment specifically, is a dream come true," he said.

"As a lifelong gamer and passionate esports participant, I am honoured that I have
been given the chance to continue to deliver best in class esports player experiences through the Mogul tournament gaming platform," he added.

Director Cameron Adams is pleased to have Michael join the team.

"His immense background in gaming and his passion for esports make him the perfect person to tackle this space," he said.

"While his track record as an authentic team leader, product builder, and revenue generator make him ideal for Mogul’s stage of growth," he added.

This announcement follows the recent appointment of former Spotify Managing Director Kate Vale as the company's non-executive Director.

The market seems to approve this appointment as company shares are up 20.2 per cent and are trading for 1.1 cents per share at 11:22 am AEST.


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