Esports & Gaming

SRI’s global esports & gaming practice is the go-to partner for investors, publishers, teams and leagues looking to unlock the unparalleled opportunities in these industries.

Esports & gaming are defining modern day popular-culture and are now bigger than the film and music sectors combined.

With exponential growth in global audiences amongst GenZ and millennial demographics, the birth of streaming platforms and the establishment of highly engaged gaming communities, we are seeing unprecedented levels of investment from PE, VC, angel investors, brands and media businesses.

The combination of technology and creativity synonymous with these sectors have driven an array of new business models. Whilst esports is growing quickly it’s still a highly nuanced space with challenges around commercialisation and organisational sophistication. The realities of organisational maturity, speed of change and onboarding talent from other sectors who can realise the significant opportunities, all require a partner steeped in knowledge and experience of these unique industries, as well as the broader sport and entertainment ecosystem.

Through the provision of market intelligence, talent advisory services and delivering transformational talent, SRI is the trusted global partner to the esports & gaming industries.

Representative Clients

We have had the privilege to partner with many global organisations, titles, teams and leagues, right from the more nascent to the most established. We are experts in sourcing talent at executive and professional level for roles including:

Leadership Team:

  • Chief Executive Officer; Chief Operating Officer; Chief Revenue Officer; Chief Marketing Officer; Chief Finance Officer; Chief Technology Officer; Chief Product Officer

Functional Experts:

  • Sales; Media; Merchandising; Communications; HR; Performance; Content; Digital; Data; Production

Contact us for a confidential discussion about current trends in your industry and leadership and talent needs

Chris Jordan

Based in London, Chris oversees the global Esports & Gaming Practice, which specialises in executive level recruitment and consultancy for all areas of the esports industry including publishers, leagues, teams, distributors and associated businesses.

Paul Chidley

Based in Los Angeles, Paul is a market leader in sport with more than a decade of experience working in the industry. In 2020, Paul relocated to Los Angeles to further strengthen SRI’s West Coast team.

Gregory Moss
Senior Consultant

Based in London, with extensive knowledge and a passion for the fast-growing esports industry, Greg specialises in securing and delivering global searches for a range of teams, leagues & publishers.

Tom Watterson
Director, Asia

Based in Hong Kong, Tom drives executive search mandates for roles across the sport, media and entertainment industries, and plays a key leadership role for the business in Greater China and across Asia.

Serena Wu
China Lead

Based in Beijing, Serena has over 10 years’ recruitment experience focusing on commercial functions at senior and executive level across various industries. Serena has been a strong business partner for organisations looking to enter China or scaling their operations locally.  

Alexandra Barteneva

Based in Lausanne, Alexandra supports SRI's teams across all our practices by sourcing the best in talent for searches across the EMEA region.