The Management behind Fnatic all have one thing in common; they all share a huge passion for Electronic Sports, more commonly known as "esports". To turn enthusiasm, passion and entrepreneurial skills into a thriving global brand and business at the infancy of a new world sport. Achieved through the creation of the most prolific, successful and well known team.
Sam Mathews, Chairman & Co-Founder
Sam Mathews is the original founder of Fnatic. He has a keen eye for business and an entrepreneurial mindset. He is a fast learner with an all round skill set including management, business development and marketing. To all those who know him, he is a friend to all and highly personable. As a key driving force behind the Fnatic organization, he has a clear vision of the future of gaming and Fnatic's key position moving into the next generation.
Anne Mathews, CEO & Co-Founderanne@fnatic.com
Anne is the Finance Director of Fnatic. As an eSports veteran, Anne has accumulated invaluable experience and knowledge of the industry over 9 years. She has a deep understanding of the games, the players and has the envious ability to judge whether a game will become a successful eSports title. Widely experienced with the handling of accounts, finance, and general admin, she is one of the prized assets that have made Fnatic both a winning organization and a successful business.
Elroy Pinto, Creative Directorelroy@fnatic.com
Elroy joined us in April 2007 as Coverage Director and he has since then impressed everyone at Fnatic much in part due to his ability to create excellent content and his unrivalled knowledge of SC2 and DOTA2. Now he is one of the General Managers overseeing how Fnatic is run, heading the Video Editing team and developing our YouTube channel. He is also managing our StarCraft 2 teams, both Professional and Academy.
Patrik Sattermon, Chief Operating Officercarn@fnatic.com
Patrik was the In game leader and captain of the Fnatic Counter-Strike team from 2006 to 2012. He has attained legendary status by championing the most successful Counter-strike team of all time. His excellent team management skills learned as a successful gamer are now put to use in his role as Chief Gaming Officer for the organization. His unique perspective on professional players and his dedication to the industry are unmatched.
Saad Sarwar, Sales Director
Saad grew up in Dubai and earned his Bachelors degree in Vancouver, Canada. He then moved to London and worked as a Commercial Bank Manager at HSBC Bank for nearly 4 years. Soon after he was Head of Global Sales for a medium sized Luxury Retail business. Now at Fnatic, he is responsible for all of our client, sponsor, and sales negotiations. In his free time he is actively involved in Tennis, MMA, and eSports.
Christopher Hana, Account and Business Development Manager
"Chris joined Fnatic as the Account and Business Development Manager in 2014. After almost ten years of working as a project and program manager in the telecommunication industry, Chris decided to finally find his place in eSports. After completing his Bachelors degree in International Management, he earned his MBA degree at WHU in Germany. Chris will use his education and mind-set to help drive Fnatic’s success. In his free time, he loves spending time with friends, movies, music and video games. As TB-9506, Chris is actively supporting local charities as a member of the 501st Legion."
Danijel Remus, General Manager, Tournaments & Streaming
Danijel has been an integral part of Fnatic since early 2009 taking over as the lead admin of the Fnatic PLAY project. He has shaped it into one of the most prominent online tournament and cup platforms in E-Sports. He is responsible for managing the DOTA 2 squad. His work ethic is envied by all those who know him. Dani continues to work on the most innovative projects in eSports so keep your eyes peeled.
Matthew Gillott, E-Commerce Manager
Matt joined us in August 2011. He's an essential member of our Management team. He's the one who manages and promotes the Fnatic Shop, making sure everything is running smoothly. His great marketing vision brings us exciting competitions, promotions and events. Finally, it's always nice to have a keen rugby player on your team.