- Team Secret has named U.S. investment banker John Costas vice chairman, strategy & finance.
- Costas previously worked for UBS where he served as Chair and CEO from 2000-2005.
- The investment banker has no prior recorded experience in the esports industry.
Esports organization Team Secret has gone outside of the endemic bin of candidates to hire a vice chairman, naming U.S. investment banker John Costas as its new vice chairman of strategy & finance.
No terms of his employment were disclosed, but his experience in investment banking includes around 10 years working for investment bank UBS. From 2000-2005 Costas served as chairman and CEO for the company before moving to Dillon Read Capital Management, a UBS subsidiary.
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A starting date for his employment was not released, and prior to joining Team Secret, Costas has had no previously recorded experience in the industry. He has spent his most recent years managing a private investment firm Costas Family Holdings.
Team Secret competes in Dota 2 , Fortnite , Rocket League , and Rainbow Six Siege, and they’ve recently announced plans to move into Apex Legends. Their partnerships include Corsair , Secretlab, NVIDIA , and Meta Threads.