January 12, 2021 | Author: Axiomatic Gaming Esports and Video Game Enabler
As Chief Executive Officer, Mark Vela oversees all investment activity and strategic initiatives for aXiomatic, with a particular focus on Team Liquid— a leading esports team internationally and aXiomatic’s largest investment to date. He previously served as Vice President of Strategy and Chief Strategy Officer for the Company and helped guide its investment in publishing giants Epic Games and Niantic Inc., among other aXiomatic investments.
Mark’s seventeen years of experience include ten years in gaming, where he’s developed specialized expertise in mobile games, free-to-play games and global digital platforms. Prior to joining aXiomatic in 2018, Mark led Games Merchandising Strategy on Google Play for the Americas. He also served as Director of Strategy, Operations & Product Management at Activision, where he built out its mobile gaming division. Mark received a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mark’s only claim to competitive gaming success was an NBA Jam tournament he won in the mid-90s, and his favorite video game franchise of all time is Metroid.