Adrian has been a senior officer and director of several public and private companies in the fields of media, sports and entertainment, finance and industrial services. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of Aquilini Sports and Entertainment, one of Canada’s premier sports and entertainment organizations. He is the former president of Tuckamore Capital Management, a conglomerate with over $700 million of annual revenue, and was also the former CEO of QM Environmental, one of Canada’s largest contracting companies. Mr. Montgomery has been active in the political process throughout his career and has served as a political advisor to Leaders at all levels of government. Mr. Montgomery is also a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Michael is a highly experienced C-level sale and marketing executive with over 20 years’ experience. For almost a decade, Michael held senior sales and marketing positions at NIKE in Asia, Europe and the U.S., including serving as Director of Advertising for NIKE in Europe and Director of Retail for NIKE in the U.S. After leaving NIKE, Mr. Beckerman went on to become the VP Marketing for Canadian Airlines from 1996 to 1999; VP Marketing and International for MVP.com from 1999 to 2001; Chief Marketing Officer for BMO Financial Group from 2001 to 2006; President and then Chief Executive Officer for Ariad Communications from 2006 to 2015 and then CEO of both Ariad and US based Bluespire Marketing until 2016. Since 2016 Mr. Beckerman has run a marketing consulting practice with clients in technology, travel, sports and automotive.
Before joining Enthusiast Gaming, Brien was the CEO of Amobee, a leading ad tech company. Prior to Amobee, Brien was the Americas CEO of Dentsu, one of the world’s largest advertising, media, and digital marketing networks, serving global marketers, such as Microsoft, General Motors, P&G, American Express, ABI, Heineken and Intel. Brien has held numerous key leadership roles across the advertising industry, including CEO of McCann Worldgroup, CEO of iCrossing, President of Hearst Magazines Marketing Services and CEO of IPG Mediabrands. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Outfront Media (NYSE: OUT). With over three decades of global leadership experience across advertising, media, content creation, and digital marketing, Brien is committed to creating innovative marketing solutions that drive business growth while creating positive brand experiences for consumers.
John is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Relay Ventures, a venture capital firm with investments from start-up phase to late venture and growth capital across North America. Founded in 2008, Relay Ventures is headquartered in Toronto and has a significant presence in San Francisco. Throughout his career, John has helped entrepreneurs shape their vision and capital plans for long-term, sustainable growth. His tenure in finance spans both venture capital and private equity, where he has assisted entrepreneurs through all stages of the start-up lifecycle, from seed financing to IPO and M&A advisory. John holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of theScore, Playmaker Capital, ecobee, TouchBistro, Alate Partners, and the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, in addition to other professional and philanthropic endeavours.
Scott O’Neil is the former CEO of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, owner and operator of the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils, esports organization Dignitas, and venture capital fund Sixers Innovation Lab. Scott has also served as President of Madison Square Garden Sports, overseeing the New York Knicks and New York Rangers. O’Neil also spent seven years as the Senior Vice President of the NBA’s Team Marketing and Business Operations group. Earlier in his career, O’Neil served as the President of HoopsTV.com, served as Vice President of Sales for the Philadelphia Eagles, and began his career with the New Jersey Nets. He has served on the Board of Directors of Outplayed Inc., owner of U.GG (acquired by Enthusiast Gaming) and Zoomi.ai, and is a graduate of Villanova University and Harvard Business School.