Grant Johnson is a B.A. Economics , Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Esports Entertainment Group. Mr. Johnson is a business development professional with extensive experience, starting his career in the financial services industry. Grant was a pioneer in the online gambling space starting in 1996. He has been an officer and director of several publicly traded companies in the gaming and consumer products industries. 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).
Johnson studied at The University of Western Ontario, obtained a bachelor’s degree of Economics/History Double Major. Through his years at Western he was Captain of the men novice crew, JV crew and Captain of the Varsity heavy weight Crew as well as men’s Team captain and Member Delta Upsilon Fraternity.
Grant Johnson is currently the CEO of Esports Entertainment Group since almost 8 years.
Thus, as the CEO he is the public face of the company and its primary leader. With the responsibility to safeguard the interests of the shareholders. Also, he maintains compliance with the SEC as well as varrious gaming commissions. He has hired the key managers to implement our business plan. And, takes the company through its start up phase through our launch and evenually profitability while maintaining the stock price.
Esports Entertainment Group Inc. (“Esports Entertainment group” or the “Company” OTC: GMBL) is an Internet gaming/gambling company. The Company maintains offices and operations in , Poland and Malta . The Company’s shares are publicly traded under the symbol “GMBL”. From operational bases in Poland, and Malta Esports Entertainment Group combines “video games” and “Internet gambling” to create and lead a global “online video gambling” industry.
Moreover, Esports Entertainment Group intends to bring users from these two huge industries together by offering esports fans from around the world the opportunity to play, and bet on online multi-player, video style games for real money in our secure and licensed environment. Esports Entertainment Group offers the worlds first esports betting exchange where the betting is player against player. It also intends to offer a wide selection of video games of skill to be played online for real money in small groups, tournaments and major events launching in 2019
Grant Johnson spoke at the SiGMA21 conference about Player influx: will esports grow or consolidate? (Ikigai Ventures Stage Day 2)