CEO, Esports Entertainment Group
He is the founder of Esports Entertainment Group (formerly Vgambling) and has been the CEO and Chairman since formation in 2015. In April of 2020 Grant led the company through an IPO on the NASDAQ during precarious conditions in the financial markets and weathering the beginning of the global COVID19 pandemic. More recently Grant led his ever-expanding team through the closing of a $30 million dollar direct offering round. Esports Entertainment Group trades under the symbol GMBL (NASDAQ: GMBL).
CEO, Spectrum Gaming Capital
Heller joined SGC from UBS Investment Bank where he was responsible for coordinating the bank’s gaming franchise globally. Previously, he was president of Heller Gaming & Leisure, a boutique investment banking and advisory firm specializing in casinos, hotels and resort development and finance, and restructurings, operating since 2003. Prior to that, Heller spent 23 years in investment banking, having established and managed teams specializing in gaming, lodging and leisure as a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns, and at Salomon Brothers.
As part of his efforts at Heller Gaming & Leisure, from 2004 to 2006, Heller was founding President and CFO of Bahamar Resorts, Ltd., owner of the Cable Beach Resort in Nassau, Bahamas, a 2,000 room, three-hotel, golf resort complex with the Caribbean’s second largest casino. Bahamar evolved into a $4bn redevelopment project of a 1,000-acre assemblage that opened in 2017. Heller coordinated the Bahamar project at its onset including land assemblage, hotel acquisitions, operations, strategy (including gaming, hospitality, recreation and timeshare), government negotiations, pre-development, arranged joint ventures, and raised almost $500 million in initial financings.
Heller is a graduate of the City University of New York and began his career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse & Company. He is a frequent speaker at global industry events and has made presentations at gaming, lottery, sports and Esports industry conferences throughout North and South America and in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Heller is a former board member of London Exchange listed Dolphin Capital Investors where he chaired the Finance Committee and sat on the Audit Committee. He was also a director of the American Gaming Association; and has lectured at the NYU Real Estate Institute and at the Cornell Hotel School.
Co-Founder & General Manager, Oxygen Esports
Mr. Morrison holds an honors degree in Systems and Computer Engineering and enjoys playing a hands on role in whatever undertaking he is engaging in whether it be product, business, or program development.
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