ReKTGlobal, Inc. is a global esports organization that bridges the gap between traditional sports and esports, providing solutions for the entire ecosystem. ReKTGlobal’s list of clients includes companies such as State Farm, Find Your Grind, NBC Sports and Madison Square Garden Networks. ReKTGlobal is also the parent company of professional esports organization, Rogue.
ReKTGlobal, Inc. was founded in September 2016 with a mission to serve the esports ecosystem in its entirety by bringing in best practices from sports, media, and entertainment. Officially launching in June 2017, ReKTGlobal and its executive team, Amish Shah, Dave Bialek, and Kevin Knocke, rolled out an array of agency, event, and media capabilities. On the digital side, ReKTJobs and ReKTUniversity work to pull the esports community closer together, providing opportunities for esports job seekers and varsity esports recruits alike.
ReKTGlobal currently has offices in New York City and Charlotte, NC.
FounderFounded in 2016 by Amish Shah, ReKTGlobal, Inc. set its sight on providing the infrastructure knowledge, tools and know-how that today’s esports ecosystems are lacking on a global scale. As Managing Partner of SierraMaya360, named 2015’s Top Tech, Sports Media and Entertainment VC firm, Amish is no stranger to the space. His expertise and involvement in such companies as The Drone Racing League and Gameco through early-stage investments position him well for the progressive esports community. As a result, it is not surprising to find Amish as a frequent guest of CNBC, FOX Business, Sirius Radio, and other traditional and digital outlets giving his insight on topics ranging from the Sports/Esports/Media sectors to the latest in tech news and IPO’s.
Co-Founder, CEOWith over 25 years in the sports marketing & media world, Dave made the jump to esports with his co-founding of ReKTGlobal. Dave has spearheaded the creation of multiple advertising platforms in the place-based, streaming media and sports advertising space. He is credited with building two groundbreaking initiatives in collegiate sports. First, he led a sales team to create the iconic Allstate Field Goal Net program in NCAA Football. Second, he invented a “profile” position on NCAA and NBA basket stanchions, with which State Farm has become synonymous. The stanchion sign is widely considered to be the most impactful signage position in all of sports. For this latest pursuit, Dave became a recipient of the prestigious Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award. His work in the traditional sports marketplace can be seen far and wide, and he’s bringing the very same creative approach to the esports ecosystem.
VP of EsportsKevin has worn nearly every hat in the esports industry, having been a play by play commentator, marketing and talent manager, video producer, and host for some of the biggest esports companies and events in the scene. He has had the privilege of leading content and hosting events for partners like Blizzard Entertainment, IGN, SiriusXM, Sony, South by Southwest, E3, PAX, Ubisoft, and more. Kevin was born attached to a mouse and keyboard and has been competitively gaming since he was a kid. He’s also a devoted St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Esports Solutions SpecialistGraduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2016, Ryan brings a wealth of experience in the collegiate and community aspects of esports. While in school, he presided over an esports club, worked closely with Tespa and other organizations on new endeavors, and organized his own inter-collegiate 1,000+ attendee event, Clash of the Carolinas. Since graduation, he has consulted for and assisted with several events in order to boost the East Coast and collegiate esports scenes. He joined ReKTGlobal in late 2016 to further those ambitions. Ryan is a big fan of Pokemon and most turn-based strategy games.
Esports Solutions SpecialistRoss brings experience in content and event management as well as a passion for growing the esports scene to the table. In college, Ross expanded the esports club at NCSU from holding 100-person LANs to co-hosting the largest collegiate esports event in the Southeast. Since graduation, Ross has helped plan over 15 events consisting of over 90 tournaments and brought in over 40,000 attendees combined. He hopes to one day run his own national gaming event series to raise money for video game-related charities.
Director of OperationsMolly Gamache has been a certifiable Task Master since 1993 with over 20 years of office management and operations expertise. She honed her communication skills and the ability to be calm under pressure within the financial, recruiting and venture capital industries. Based out of the Boston/New England office, she protects the ReKT brand and keeps things on track with an emphasis on business oversight and quality control of all things operational. When Gamache is not coordinating chaos in the office, she enjoys winning Fantasy Sports leagues, watching trashy reality TV, and reading the Classics with her new kitty, curled up nearby.