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 Canucks 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.
Menashe began his career in video games when he was 13, writing for IGN, a large gaming media site, where he eventually became a community leader. After studying and subsequently lecturing in the Institute of Advanced Talmudic Law in Jerusalem for eight years, Menashe returned to his passion for the video game industry and launched his first gaming blog, “Nintendo Enthusiast”, in 2011. In 2014, he returned to Toronto and incorporated Enthusiast. He has personally owned and operated gaming websites to a readership of over 2 million gamers, and has led Enthusiast and grown a writing and community staff team of over 84 people.
Alex is an experienced public company CFO and financial professional. He is currently the CFO of GameCo. He was the CFO of TSXV listed Peeks Social Ltd. (previously Keek Inc.) from 2014-2018, having also served on the board of directors in 2015. He is experienced in overseeing “go-public” transactions, managing growth stage companies, and Canadian expansions into the United States. Alex is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) and a graduate of the University of Toronto. He also serves on the board of directors of the NATO Association of Canada, acting as Treasurer on the executive committee.
President, Luminosity Gaming
Steve is a Canadian businessman and the founder and owner of Luminosity Gaming. Mr. Maida is an avid gamer and has been involved in the esports industry for over 15 years. Prior to founding Luminosity, Mr. Maida found success in the marketing industry, working as an independent consultant providing full marketing services to various professional service providers, including law firms and medical professionals, for many years. In 2015, Steve married his enthusiasm for gaming with his experience in marketing and founded and soon after elevated Luminosity to become the globally recognized esports organization it is today.
Previous to joining Enthusiast, Eric spent five years as Director of Corporate Development for Pelmorex Media, the owner of The Weather Network. Eric oversaw the completion of major acquisitions in the US and Europe as well as co-founding a consumer navigation business. Prior to that, Eric spent nine years as an Equities Research Analyst for Desjardins Securities and HSBC, covering the Canadian media, telecom and technology sectors.
Chief Information Officer
Meir is an entrepreneur, experienced startup consultant and advisor with ten years of experience in the start-up, scale-up and non-profit spaces, both in Toronto and Detroit. Meir’s startup experience includes creating an inventory management software utilized by Red Bull, to an active-wear company, a co-working space and most recently, Enthusiast. Meir has consulted for more than a dozen charities and has served as a board member for a community focused organization focusing on young professional outreach and engagement.
Bill Drolet is a media veteran and executive level sales and business development expert in digital media. Previously to joining the Enthusiast team, Bill was the VP, Global Sales for Brainly and Global Chief Revenue Officer for Mercor. He has an extensive background in media sales and is focused on addressable media, programmatic, video distribution, influencer marketing and Connected TV. Based in New York, Bill runs North American sales and highlights Enthusiast’s commitment of continued growth and expansion in North America.
Head of Investor Relations & Marketing
Julia brings 10 years business development and marketing communications experience to Enthusiast Gaming. She has extensive experience developing and executing integrated investor and stakeholder communication strategies for private and publicly-traded companies across technology, real estate, and resource industries.
Director of Content
Yanier “Niero” Gonzalez is the founder of DESTRUCTOID, one of the most recognized brands in gaming. Prior to, Gonzalez was a published Miami Herald cartoonist, a three-time Wiley author, and Webby-winning web developer. A former director at Worldmedia, Niero helped turned a four-man boutique into a multi-million dollar interactive agency with award-winning bilingual creative for Alienware/Dell, American Express, Starwood, and various major airlines. He speaks English, Spanish and a very peculiar version of Japanese.