The Twitch sales team is a who’s who of games-media veterans, bringing decades of combined industry experience to bear. For all advertising inquiries, please contact us at advertising@twitch.tv.

Jonathan Simpson-Bint

Jonathan Simpson-Bint

Chief Revenue Officer / Jonathan came to the US in 1993 and launched a number of highly successful products including web portals IGN.com and DailyRadar. Jonathan became president of Future US and oversaw a period of significant growth for the company fueled by acquisitions in the games, music and sports markets as well as overseeing the company’s success in becoming official publisher to Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. Jonathan joined Twitch in September 2011 where he led the company’s hugely successful in-game integration program.

Kym Nelson

Kym Nelson

Senior VP, Sales West / Kym previously served as Vice President, west coast sales at IGN Entertainment. In this role, she led the company’s award-winning advertising sales team in developing strategic digital marketing programs that delivered superior return on investment for leading game publishers, advertisers and agencies, and offered game publishers unique digital marketing campaigns that combined social marketing with content marketing integrations.

Anthony Danzi

Anthony Danzi

Senior VP, Sales East / Anthony served as the VP of Publishing at Future and the VP of Advertising Sales at Scout. He has an impressive record of developing new revenue streams across a variety of platforms, and specializes on creative selling, brand building, and content collaboration.

Steve Ford

Steve Ford

VP Sales, Europe / Steve joined Twitch in July 2015 as VP Sales, Europe. Steve came from Reuters where he headed up sales for the EMEA region and previous to that, ran multimedia teams for the Daily Telegraph. Steve has built successful teams from the ground up, including operational and programmatic departments. Focusing on creativity, innovation and service, Steve has worked with major clients and agencies from around world to deliver groundbreaking integrated campaigns across multiple platforms.

Andy Swanson

Andy Swanson

VP, Esports & Events / Andy is a 15-year veteran of the video game ad sales industry, beginning at Future US where he served as publisher in Future’s Games Group, which included Official Xbox Magazine, PC Gamer andPlayStation Magazine. Later, he joined Ubisoft as Senior Director of Strategic Sales & Partnerships. In 2010 he moved on to GameFly as VP of Digital Business Development where he spearheaded the digital expansion of the world’s largest games-by-mail rental service.

Nathan Lindberg

Nathan Lindberg

Director, Esports / As the Director, Esports Sales, Nathan is tasked with educating, evangelizing and positively effecting Twitch’s role in the esports landscape. Nathan joins Twitch from Curse Inc, where he was the Vice President, Global Sales. During his time there, Nathan oversaw and directed the sales strategy for Curse’s web properties, YouTube MCN and esports teams, growing the business 10x during his tenure.

Christina Grushkin

Christina Grushkin

Senior Sales Director / Christina previously served as Senior Sales Manager at Future US, selling to endemic gaming and technology advertisers. She was charged with providing an integrated global approach to planning media campaigns against digital, print, tablet, and retail properties. Prior to Future US, Christina was a Senior Media Planner at OMD Los Angeles working on the PlayStation account.

Shini Wark

Shini Wark

Senior Sales Director / Shini started her career at IGN as the Regional Sales Manager, serving within the entertainment category. She joined GameStop in 2008 as the Vice President of West Coast Sales and Twitch in 2013. She is known for her forward-thinking and refined design sensibility.

Shawn O'Meara

Shawn O’Meara

Sales Director / With 15 years ad sales experience on the West Coast Shawn has a strong track record across multiple advertising categories.  Possessing a keen understanding of the men’s market having represented leading traditional media brands Maxim and Details as well as digital brands like Thrillist, Heavy and DeviantArt.  Shawn’s background in the men’s category provides a strong knowledge base to assist Twitch clients with developing cutting edge opportunities for millennial males. Shawn started in advertising at Fallon in Minneapolis working on award winning campaigns for Lee Jeans, Jim Bean, EDS, BMW & United Airlines.

Bianca Nieves

Bianca Nieves

Sales Director, NY / As the Director of Sponsor Sales at Live Nation, Bianca successfully developed marketing initiatives for new and existing sponsors. She has also served as the Sales Director at 140 Proof, and joined Twitch in 2014.

Ardian Perkolaj

Ardian Perkolaj

Sales Director, NY / Ardian began his career at MTV Networks, where he worked across all brands within the Viacom portfolio. Later he joined IGN, where he served as a National Sales Manager and leveraged his passion for gaming to lead East Coast-based endemic accounts. 

Taylor Stehlgens

Taylor Stehlgens

Sales Director, NY / Starting his media career at MediaVest, Taylor spent three years working on the planning teams for both Coca-Cola and Microsoft. He pivoted towards his passion of gaming and as an Account Manager at Machinima, developed client proposals and led the execution of custom content campaigns for a variety of non-endemic brands. Taylor’s next role as Machinima’s Director of Partner Development tasked him with generating revenue across all east coast endemic and non-endemic clients. Taylor joined Twitch in December 2014 as a Sales Director and collaborates with specific agencies and advertisers in New York along with covering Chicago, Atlanta, and Minneapolis.
 

Rob Antona

Rob Antona

Sales Director, NY / Rob set his sights on the media world after his first sales job of peddling candy out of his backpack in 4th grade was cut short by the school principal. He brings a consultative and strategic sales approach to Twitch having worked on both the agency side for PepsiCo as well as several gaming companies (Zynga & WildTangent).

 

Joe Lapari

Joe Lipari

Director, Advanced Media Services, NY / Joe acts as an internal consultative layer to sales, ensuring Twitch is on the cutting edge of media, leveraging data and new technology to execute on innovative strategies. Prior to joining Twitch, Joe wore many hats at Tremor Video serving as Director of Publisher Development and Management.  In addition to signing major publisher partners to the Tremor SSP, namely A+E and WB, Joe led the publisher team overseeing $100 million of digital video spend annually.

 

Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas

Sales Director, UK / Michael has spent the past eight years in the UK media industry, with the last five specializing in the video game field. With his extensive experience on both the agency and publisher side, Michael plays an important role in maximizing Twitch’s revenue.

Matt Bowe

Matt Bowe

Account Manager, UK / Matt has an impressive media background having worked at two of the largest media agencies in the world. During this time he provided strategic recommendations and executed campaigns across a number of gaming and entertainment brands, which has only increased further during his time at Twitch.

 

Ross Millican

Ross Millican

Account Manager, UK / Ross has been in the UK media industry for 6 years. He began his career in TV with Channel 5 Broadcasting then moved to CBSi to become their UK video specialist. He joined the Twitch UK sales team as Account Manager at the start of 2015. During his career he has always focused on delivering custom solutions and driving efficiency for his clients.

 

Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas

Account Manager, UK / Chris has been in the UK games media space since 2007 where he started as a media buyer for Activision. He then spent three years running sales for VideoGamer.com, followed be three years at GameSpot.com.