CEO, Allied Esports Entertainment
WHY: Heads one of OC’s newest public companies, which runs World Poker Tour and online gaming venues where fans watch esports teams compete.
RECENT: Went public via $200M reverse merger, including stock and debt, by Minneapolis-based Black Ridge Acquisition Corp. HQ in Irvine, notable esports venues in Santa Ana, Vegas.
QUOTABLE: Told Business Journal at public debut: “Esports is huge. It’s at an early stage but the potential is amazing.”