Australian tournament and media company Esports Mogul has appointed Jamie Skella as its Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer.
Skella will head up operations for the business and focus on new strategic product initiatives to elevate the company’s markets in Australia and South East Asia.
Skella is a former Counter-Strike player for Pantheon and currently owns an Australian esports bar, GG EZ Bar. His past experience includes roles as Head of User Experience for Australian Football League and Chief Product Officer of Horizon State.
Gernot Abl, Managing Director of Esports Mogul discussed the new hire in a statement: “The alignment between Mogul’s business and Jamie’s breadth of experience in esports, digital product, and startups, seems almost uncanny. I don’t think the fit could be more perfect. I’m excited that his arrival is one that is able to deliver value to all corners of the operation and help realise our enormous potential.”
In June last year, gaming peripheral company Razer led a funding round for Esports Mogul that resulted in a $4.4 million (£3.3 million) investment. Other investors in the round included Australian institutions and Singaporean technology firm Cloud Alliance.
The company manages Mogul, a tournament organisation platform that accommodates for titles such as Dota 2, League of Legends, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It hit 1.5 million users on February 10th.
Esports Insider says: Jamie Skella appears to be a great pick-up for Esports Mogul, not only does he have ample business experience but he’s certainly no stranger to the esports industry. Best of luck to Skella in his new role and to Esports Mogul for its lofty ambitions!