Greg Stangel will be joining Misfits Gaming as their Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Greg will be responsible for global sales and partner relations as well as strategically growing and driving revenue across the entire organization, including the monetization of future home games of our Overwatch League team, Florida Mayhem.
Greg joins Misfits with deep industry relationships and a dynamic understanding of how large scale deals are packaged, customized, completed, leveraged and renewed. He has a proven track record in selling high-profile brand partnerships across the global sports and entertainment business, most recently through his time at Fox Networks Group serving as Senior Vice President on their Global Solutions team, an innovative sales team that worked directly with leading and emerging global brands to leverage Fox’s vast portfolio of assets across pop culture, including the FIFA World Cup, NFL on Fox, MLB on Fox, FX, and National Geographic.
Prior to his time at Fox, Greg was a key member of the global property sales team at CAA Sports, a division of Creative Artists Agency, a leading representation agency across sports and entertainment. For 9 years at CAA, Greg led successful sports partnership sales efforts for many iconic organizations, including Madison Square Garden, the Golden State Warriors, the San Francisco 49ers, Major League Baseball, FC Barcelona, Chelsea FC, Red Bull Racing’s Formula 1 Team, and Riot Games. Prior to CAA, Greg worked for the New York Mets for five seasons and at the National Hockey League headquarters office, both times in corporate partnership sales and development roles.
Greg enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, running, and is passionate about playing music and attending live music performances. Greg and his wife Lauren are parents to two boys, Jack and Eli.
“It was an easy decision to join Ben and the team at such an exciting time of growth and momentum for Misfits Gaming, Florida Mayhem, and esports in general, said Greg Stangel. “Over the course of my career, I have had the privilege to work with some of the world’s leading organizations in traditional sports and entertainment to connect them to fans and global brands. I’m eager to dive into esports and contribute my skills and experience to Misfits Gaming as they continue to develop into one of the most exciting international esports organizations in the industry,”
“Greg joins us with a tremendous depth of experience in the global sports and entertainment sector and we’re excited for him to apply his knowledge and expertise as our global head of sales and revenue. His accomplishments hugely impressed us and his passion and excitement for esports give us confidence that he will help us create great value for partners, brands, and Misfits Gaming and Florida Mayhem fans,” said Ben Spoont, CEO and co-founder of Misfits Gaming.
About Misfits Gaming:
Misfits Gaming is a premier professional esports organization that owns and operates a portfolio of competitive esports teams across multiple global video games organized under two brands (Misfits Gaming and Florida Mayhem). One of four esports organizations globally with both Overwatch and League of Legends professional franchises, Misfits utilizes world-class management and a deep understanding of the esports ecosystem to capitalize on the rampant global enthusiasm for esports and establish fruitful partnerships with international brands and organizations.