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Jordan Gnat

Canadian

CEO
Playmaker Capital

Jordan Gnat is the CEO of Playmaker Capital, a digital sports media company traded on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada under the stock ticker PMKR. In 2023, it was announced that Better Collective agreed to acquire Playmaker Capital.
Education
  • Western University Ontario
    1990-1994

EMPLOYMENT

Gnat has been CEO of Playmaker Capital since December 2020. He also has been a director of Lazydayz, a recreational vehicle dealership, since March 2018.  

Prior to joining Playmaker Capital, Gnat was the CCO of Fox Bet, an online and mobile sports betting brand partnered with Fox Sports, and before that was Group Senior Vice President of The Stars Group, the owner of gaming brands like PokerStars, BetStars and Full Tilt. 

Gnat spent nearly seven years with Scientific Games, a designer of gambling products. For more than seven years, he was the President and CEO of Boardwalk Gaming and Entertainment. For nine years, he was the EVP of Kilmer Van Nostrand. For eight years, he was President and CEO of Midnorthern Group. 

Playmaker Capital acquires and integrates fan-centric media brands and delivers content to their fans across the Americas. The company's shareholders elected its directors in June 2023. Gnat is joined on the Board by John Albright, Sebastian Siseles, Mark Trachuk, Maryann Turcke, Sara Slane and Mark Harrison. In April 2023, the company announced the additions of Michael Bellom, Agustín Gutiérrez Scussel, and Matias Paget to its senior leadership team. 

In the first quarter of 2023, Playmaker Capital reported revenue of $15.7 million, an increase of 69% on a pro forma basis over its first quarter of 2022 results. The company's Q1 2023 Adjusted EBITDA (excluding Corporate Segment) was $5.9 million, an increase of 76% on a pro forma basis of Q1 2022. Playmaker Capital's North American-produced video podcasts generated a record 3.7 million streams in Q1 2023.   

Playmaker Capital is headquartered in Toronto, but also has offices in Aventura, Florida in the US. According to Crunchbase, it has between 251 to 500 employees. 

In 2023, Better Collective announced an agreement to acquire Playmaker Capital. The transaction is expected to close by the end of Q1 2024, pending regulatory and shareholder approvals.

“Over the past 12 months I have been talking a lot about a transformational deal for Playmaker and its shareholders that will take this company to the next level. Today’s announcement does exactly that, and I could not be more excited for the Playmaker family to join the Better Collective family.” Jordan Gnat
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