TORONTO, December 6, 2021 – Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (“Enthusiast Gaming” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:EGLX; TSX:EGLX), a media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Musicco to its Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective immediately.
Nicole is a Partner at RedBird Capital Partners (“RedBird”), a private investment firm with $5 billion in assets under management, focused on building high-growth companies in sports, TMT, financial services, and consumer sectors. At RedBird, Nicole leads the Canadian investments business, as well as Diversity & Inclusion initiatives firm-wide.
“Nicole Musicco is a terrific addition to the Board of Enthusiast Gaming, where her extensive international experience will help to move us forward on our mission to build the world’s largest platform of communities for gamers and esports fans,” commented Adrian Montgomery, CEO of Enthusiast Gaming. “Nicole’s background with high-growth companies, along with her experience in online sports betting, will add significant value to Enthusiast Gaming, especially in new areas of growth. Nicole’s passion for what we are building will play a critical role in helping guide the Company towards achieving its growth objectives.”
“Enthusiast Gaming has developed an exciting flywheel of gaming media and esports assets, and expertise in Gen Z engagement, leaving the company in a unique position to capitalize on a massive global opportunity,” said Nicole Musicco. “I am excited to leverage my expertise in global technology industries, and my own experience in global leadership roles as we continue to build and grow Enthusiast’s position as a leader in the marketplace.”
About Nicole Musicco
Nicole is a Partner at RedBird Capital Partners and currently serves as a member of the board of Playmaker, a digital sports media company. Prior to joining RedBird, Nicole served for over a decade as a senior leader at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, in portfolios including Managing Director, Teachers’ Private Capital, and Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific, a role in which she established Teachers’ office in Hong Kong, leading all investment activities in the region, and Senior Managing Director, Public Equities.
Following her time at Ontario Teachers’, Nicole was Senior Managing Director, Private Markets at Investment Management Corporation of Ontario, where she was responsible for the $20 billion investment program across Private Equity, Infrastructure, and Real Estate. Nicole is a graduate of the MBA and HBA programs at the Ivey School of Business at Western University, and holds a B.Sc in Kinesiology from Western University.
About Enthusiast Gaming
Enthusiast Gaming is building the largest media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage worldwide. Combining the elements of its four core pillars; Media, Talent, Esports and Experiences, Enthusiast Gaming provides a unique opportunity and integrated approach to reach and connect with its coveted GenZ and Millennial audience. Through its proprietary mix of digital media and entertainment assets, Enthusiast Gaming has built a vast network of like-minded communities to deliver the ultimate fan experience.
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