Since announcing Jeff Cohen ‘s appointment as Vice President, Strategic Planning and Investor Relations, the newly founded Esports Entertainment Group has expanded its executive leadership ranks.
A veteran executive of Wall Street, Cohen is the former lead equity analyst for private investment firm Stephens Inc., representing the sports, gaming and other entertainment markets.
Cohen has retained extensive IR expertise having worked as a lead equity manager for the investment banking division of Barclays.
Grant Johnson CEO Esports Entertainment, updating investors, branded Cohen as a critical hire for the next stage of the company’s growth, becoming the first igaming startup to be listed on the New York Nasdaq Exchange this June.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to our team,” commented Johnson. “He’s been a leading analyst in the gaming and esports arena, and his wealth of knowledge and relationships with major buyside players are great assets for us as we continue to execute on our growth strategy.”
In July, Esports Entertainment purchased the assets of Argyll Entertainment, the online sportsbook sportnation.bet operating business, to secure its sportsbook base for potential growth.
Joining Esports Entertainment, Cohen stated: “I am excited to join the Esports Entertainment team and look forward to providing value as we work to capitalize on multiple opportunities in the rapidly evolving global esports market.”