Envy Gaming appoints two new Sales Directors

23 November 2021


North American esports organisation Envy Gaming has appointed two new Directors of Sales.

Katie Kristiansen and Kenneth Trader are set to join Envy immediately and will work to drive new revenue opportunities and develop brand partnerships nationally and locally.

Image credit: Kenneth Trader and Katie Kristiansen / Envy Gaming (ESI Illustration)

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Both team members will report to Erin Schendle, Senior Vice President of Sales, who joined Envy earlier this year alongside Eric Duncan.

Most recently, Kenneth Trader worked at payroll services company TriNet. Meanwhile, Katie Kristiansen was previously at Hashtag Sports and has worked with brands such as Canva and Budweiser.

Erin Schendle, Senior Vice President of Sales, commented: “Katie and Ken are bringing experience and valuable leadership to our team as we diversify what we have to offer to partners and brands with OpTic, Envy, the Dallas Fuel, a live events business, a growing creator network that spans lifestyle content and gaming, and more all under one roof.”

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Earlier this month, the Texas-based esports organisation announced that it had merged with OpTic Gaming. Envy and OpTic Gaming current;y field teams in a number of esports titles, including Call of Duty, Overwatch, Rocket League, VALORANT, and Halo. The two merged parties also field a range of influencers and content creators.

Envy Gaming’s currently commercial portfolio includes the likes of GameStop, Elgato, SCUG and Predator, among others. 

Esports Insider says: Hot on the heels of the recent merger with OpTic, Envy is making big steps in strengthening its sales team. The organisation is sure to hire even more team members as it looks to establish itself further within North America.

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