Drew McCourt is the Founder and CEO of cØntact Gaming, the parent company of the Paris Eternal of the Overwatch League as well as the recently announced Paris Call of Duty franchise.
Prior to that, Drew was President of McCourt Global and CEO of McCourt Properties, where he led all real estate investment and venture activity at the firm and built a global portfolio of more than seven million square feet across the US and Europe.
Drew earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Physics from Columbia University.
Founder / CEO
Executive Vice President
Christopher Keber is the Executive Vice President of cØntact Gaming.
Previously, Chris served as Head of Investments and Strategy at McCourt Global, an alternative asset investment firm backed by the McCourt family office. Prior to McCourt Global, he served as Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Capital Markets at Hines, a private, global real estate development and investment firm with over $120B of assets under management. Before that, Chris led the capital markets efforts at Starwood Capital, a private equity firm with over $60B of assets under management. Prior to that, Chris was a member of the Real Estate Private Fund Group at Crédit Suisse in New York, a leading advisor to private equity firms seeking capital formation and investment vehicle expertise.
Chris holds a BA from Georgetown and an MBA from the Kenan Flagler Business School at UNC- Chapel Hill, where he served on the Board of Advisors. He holds Series 7, 63 and 24 licensure from FINRA.
John Lewis is the General Counsel of cØntact Gaming.
Previously, John was a general counsel at Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC, a publicly listed alternative asset manager with over $32B of assets under management, with responsibility for legal oversight of the real estate platform and ancillary private investments.
Prior to that, John was an associate in the Real Estate group at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.
John earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law with honors and a BA from Davidson College.
Olivier Jaubert is the Directeur General of cØntact Gaming SAS. Prior to that, Olivier was the Director of Sales, Marketing and international Development of the Ligue de Football Professional (French Professional Soccer League)
Olivier has held several positions across the sports and entertainment industry in various countries. His career in sports began in 1993 at Proserv, representing Yannick Noah. He then moved to work in Figure Skating and organized the First two ISU Grand Prix Finals in Paris and Toronto and the first Russia Cut in St Petersburg. In 1997, he was appointed Sports Marketing Director for Nike France where he developed the group strategy together with French Sport Federations, Clubs and Athletes, focusing on football, rugby, basketball, tennis and running. in 2003, he started a Nike owned company: Paris St Germain Merchandising. He then moved in 2008 to become the General Manager of Juventus Merchandising and then moved to Brazil in 2012 to create Latam Merchandising managing CBF Merchandising rights globally and licensing rights in Americas for Manchester United F.C., Barcelona and Juventus.
Jean-Francois Richard is the Chief Operating Officer of cØntact Gaming SAS.
Previously, Jean-Francois held various management positions in the entertainment sector in France across sports, music, media, theme parks, and live entertainment. After starting at Disneyland Paris, he has worked consecutively at BMG, ASO (parent of the Tour de France, Dakar Rally, and Paris Marathon), M6, Thomas Cook, Stage Entertainment, and La Seine Musicale (a TF1 and Sodexo subsidiary).
Most recently, Jean-Francois was managing all media, marketing, and sales operations for Olympique de Marseille.
Mario Lainez is the Controller for cØntact Gaming.
As the Controller for cØntact Gaming, Mario heads and is responsible for all corporate finance and accounting functions.
Prior to joining cØntact Gaming, Mario worked at McCourt LP. His industry experience includes real estate development and fund management, endurance sports management and event production.
Graduating in 2002 from California State University, Fullerton, Mario received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a double concentration in Finance and Business Economics.
Charlotte Holmes is the Executive Office Manager at cØntact Gaming. She supports the Owner and CEO Drew McCourt.
Prior to working at cØntact Gaming, Charlotte was Executive Assistant at McCourt Global to Drew McCourt and Chris Keber, where she worked with the real estate investment teams. Prior to McCourt Global, Charlotte was the Director to the CEO at both Ytel and F9 Group, innovative technology firms in the telecom industry.
Charlotte holds an MBA in Global Management, and a BSc in Business and Hospitality Management.
Executive Office Manager
Spencer Corpuz is an Associate at cØntact Gaming.
Prior to that, Spencer spent three years as an investment banking analyst at Piper Jaffray, where he assisted on M&A transactions and capital raises in the banking space.
Spencer holds a B.S. in Business with a concentration in Finance and a double minor in Computer Science and Mathematics from the New York University Stern School of Business.