Tournament organiser ESL has appointed former ProSiebenSat.1 executive Stefan Beitz as its Chief Financial Officer.
Beitz previously served as the Managing Director of SevenOne Media, a sales unit of ProSiebenSat.1, for almost two years.
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According to a statement provided to Esports Insider by ESL, Beitz has replaced Arne Anders as ESL’s CFO. Anders departed ESL due to the need to relocate for family reasons, having served in the position for two years.
The statement went on to discuss Beitz’ appointment: “With his broad experience, we are confident Stefan will continue developing the finance and legal departments of ESL and bring them to the next level.”
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Beitz worked for ProSiebenSat.1 for over 11 years, initially joining as its Controller in October 2008. Over the years, he took on more responsibility and led a number of sales units for the German media company.
In a post on LinkedIn, he explained that he was “happy and excited to enter the esports market by joining ESL Gaming as their new CFO where I am looking forward to continue driving the growth and success of ESL.”
Esports Insider says: Beitz is clearly experienced when it comes to entertainment, sports, and events, so that gives him a leg up when it comes to the steep learning curve that comes with esports.