ABOUT US

Leaders in The Game

Our Mission

To define, shape and drive growth of the current and future esports wagering ecosystem by providing advanced product, platform and marketing solutions directly to service providers and customers

Executive Team

Aaron Speach CEO Esports Technologies
CEO

Aaron Speach

Aaron Speach is a highly accomplished sport betting operations thought leader with several years of management experience in delivering business development and customer acquisition goals for multiple start-ups and high-growth companies across the online betting, electronics retail, and automotive industries.
COO

Bart Barden

Bart has over 25 years of experience in video games, wagering and esports. As Estars Managing Director, Bart launched one of the first Esports F2P and Sweepstakes engagement platforms, focused on outcome predictions. Previously he was Flutter’s [PPB] US Exchange Director, where he launched the 1st legal, online fixed odds betting product in the US. He also served as Betfair’s Commercial and Product Director for the Exchange Product, managing 940M in Revenue and over 85B in betting volume.
CFO

Jim Purcell

Jim brings with him over 25 years of financial management experience. Jim spent 6 years as CFO for Ocuco, a leading provider of enterprise software, where he completed several acquisitions and fundraising transactions. Previously, Jim worked for Arysta LifeScience Limited, a company with revenues of $1.6 billion, where he completed its IPO filing.

Board Members & Advisors

Board Member

Dennis K. Neilander

Mr. Neilander is the former Chairman of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board (GCB). His practice focuses on gaming, administrative law and government affairs. He served as a Member of the GCB from 1998 until the end of 2010. Mr. Neilander was Chairman of the GCB for the last 10 years of his tenure, the longest service in Nevada history as Chairman.
Board Member

Michael Nicklas

Michael Nicklas is a C Suite Executive, Legacy Brand builder, Connector and Entrepreneur. His ability to build positive cultures at companies has earned him the distinction of his associates, friends and partners as Good News Only (GNO). For the records he has finished more than 15 marathons.
Board Member

Christopher Downs

Chris is a senior finance executive with deep experience leading corporate finance and accounting teams in both publicly traded and private equity-backed companies. With a decade of experience as an investment banker, Chris has extensive transactional experience in equity, debt and M&A. Chris is currently CFO of CNS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNSP) and qualifies as an audit committee financial expert.
Board Advisor

Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur and engineer. Often cited as the father of the video game industry, he is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theater.
Board Advisor

Clinton Sparks

Clinton Sparks is the CEO and founder of Get Familiar, Inc., a marketing, strategy and consulting firm helping companies and brands connect, align and amplify, as well as the CEO and co-founder of Get Familiar Tech, a technology company providing innovative solutions.

Extended Team

Director, Marketing

Michael Barden

Director, Project Management

Victoria Bardsley

Sr. Developer

Séadna Long

Sr. Design & UI, UX

Matt Stallings

Director, Research & Technology

Jason Finch

VP Research and Development

Brad Cole

Head of Payments

Tony Ciccocelli

Software Engineer

George Dixon

UX/UI Designer

Craig Wheeler

Product/Project manager

Roman Matsukatov

Social Media & Community Manager

Joseph Polanco

Marketing & Customer Service

Brennan Killen

Influencer Marketing Manager

Alex Fernandez

VIP and Promotions Manager

James Green

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