John Patterson named Team Liquid CFO
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Team Liquid has announced the appointment of John Patterson to the role of chief financial officer. He brings with him 15 years of experience in finance and a specialisation in building infrastructure in emerging markets.
His duties include the evolution of Team Liquid's revenue structure, developmental oversight of “new tools and procedures” to promote business growth and the management of its revenue streams. This appointment marks his first time working in esports.
Patterson explained more in a Team Liquid blog post: “Right now, [Team Liquid] relies on outside investment. We want to build a company that is self-sufficient. Over the next couple of years, I want to help support Victor and Steve in terms of bringing in new revenue opportunities and growing the revenue base at Team Liquid.”
Patterson most recently worked as CFO for Jukin Media, the video licensing and syndication company. He has also served as CFO at multimedia company All Def Digital and senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the multinational professional network.
Team Liquid began as a Battle.net clan and StarCraft community site and now owns a League of Legends Championship Series franchise slot while also competing in several other games, such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Hearthstone. In the past few months it has secured partnership deals with the likes of Huya and Newzoo.