Riot Games Taps MRC’s DJ Jacobs As Head Of Strategy & Business Operations For Entertainment Division

“I’m thrilled to join this team to help bring our characters and stories to players in exciting new ways.” “I have been consistently floored by Riot’s dedication to delivering entertaining and memorable experiences to its players and fans,” said DJ Jacobs.
Before joining Riot Games, Jacobs spent nine years at MRC, where he served in roles including CFO and Chief Strategy Office. He holds a degree in Engineering from Harvard University.” /> He kicked off his career at The William Morris Agency and in production on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy before transitioning to Credit Suisse’s asset management division. He led debt and equity capital raising efforts that secured over $2B, served on the greenlight committees for both film and television, and developed key strategic partnerships with representatives, artists, and distributors.
EXCLUSIVE: Riot Games, the developer and publisher behind League of Legends, has tapped former MRC CFO DJ Jacobs as Head of Strategy and Business Operations for its Entertainment division.
“His track record in building teams and securing strategic partnerships will prove essential as we expand on our popular IP to engage players around the globe in new, innovative ways.” “DJ’s vast experience in both the creative and operational sides of the media and entertainment business makes him the ideal leader to help us grow this new division,” said Shauna Spenley, Global President of Entertainment for Riot Games.
For Riot, he will collaborate with key product leads to head commercialization, research and insights, and partnerships across film, television, music, consumer products, live experiences, animation and Third Party Games Publishing.
Jacobs, who will lead group, content and product level strategies for Riot's new Entertainment division, has more than 15 years of experience in the media and entertainment industries, overseeing investments and acquisitions, new business initiatives, film and TV underwriting, strategic planning, and financings.

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