Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMBL), a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, said it has appointed former equity analyst Jeff Cohen as Vice President Strategic Planning and IR.
Cohen was previously an analyst covering gaming and esports for Stephens Inc., a leading Wall Street investment bank and asset manager. Prior to joining Stephens in 2017, Cohen was an analyst in the Equity Special Situations Group at Barclays.
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Frequently quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, CNBC and The Fly, the company noted that he has appeared on CheddarTV and several prominent gaming industry podcasts and maintains relationships with major buyside investment firms.
Cohen holds a Bachelor’s in Government from Harvard University and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Columbia Business School.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to our team,” Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment said in a statement.
“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.”
Cohen added: “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.”
Esports Entertainment is a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, which offers fantasy, pools, fixed odds and exchange style wagering on esports events in a licensed, regulated and secure platform to the global esports audience at vie.gg.
In addition, the group intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multi-player mobile and PC video game tournaments for cash prizes.
The company holds a license to conduct online gambling and 18+ gaming on a global basis in Curacao, Kingdom of the Netherlands and maintains offices in Malta.