Managed private cloud service company The Switch has hired Charles Conroy as its new vice president of gaming.
Conroy will lead The Switch’s global expansion in gaming and eSports, further building its global transmission and production services business in the rapidly growing world of competitive gaming.
Conroy comes to the company with extensive experience in professional gaming having most recently served as chief development officer for Next Gen Tech, the parent company of Complexity Gaming, which was sold to Jerry Jones (and the Dallas Cowboys) last year.
Conroy was instrumental in the redevelopment of Complexity and its international expansion, which began in 2011. Conroy was also a fan favourite in The Championship Gaming series, which aired on DirecTV, and served as general manager of the Dallas Venom for over two seasons.
“Charlie has been advising The Switch for the last six months using his deep and intimate knowledge of the industry, the relationships he has cultivated as well as his perspective on the future of eSports,” said Keith Buckley, president and CEO at The Switch. “We are thrilled to have him formally join The Switch team, aiding in the growth of this rapidly expanding segment of the entertainment industry and our business. He will be instrumental in continuing our worldwide expansion in this exciting business.”