MISSION

DarkZero is a full-scale esports organization that combines advanced training, in-depth development, and next-level innovation to watch and engage in official Rainbow Six Siege action.

STAFF

DON KIM, CEO 

Don Kim graduated from Harvard University in 2016 before beginning his career in Esports in developer partnerships at Skillz, the leading mobile games esports platform. In 2018, Don joined TSM FTX, the world’s most valuable esports organization, as the Director of Operations for the largest analytics and insights gaming app, blitz.gg. In his tenure at TSM FTX, Kim also served as the orgs Director of Esports. In this role, Kim oversaw operations for Rainbow Six: Siege, Apex, Valorant, mobile and more. While at TSM FTX, Don founded the ICON Agency, a premier digital talent agency focused on representing world-ranked professional esports athletes and top-tier streaming talent. Today, Don serves as the CEO for DarkZero Esports, the professional esports organization based in Las Vegas, with top competitive teams in Rainbow Six: Siege and Valorant.

 

ZACH MATULA, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Former BP Trade Manager, and investment advisor to one of the largest private equity firms in the world.  Zach is responsible for leading and overseeing DarkZero Esports business and team operations from an executive level. Mr.Matula graduated from Texas A&M and currently resides in Houston, TX with his wife and two daughters.

 

TOMMY PADULA, HEAD OF PARTNERSHIPS 

Tommy Padula joined DarkZero Esports in October 2020. Prior to DarkZero Esports, Tommy worked for MGM Resorts & Madison Square Garden company as an instrumental part of corporate & sports entertainment partnerships. Mr.Padula graduated from Ithaca College in 2014, and currently resides in Las Vegas, NV.

 

ROBERT STAMEY, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Esport veteran hired in early 2020 to oversee daily business operations and compliance. Robert is responsible for ensuring proper business function in competition,business development,marketing/social media, and revenue generation. Mr. Stamey attended York Technical College.  Rob currently resides in Las Vegas with his wife and three children.

 

JORDAN SOOJIAN,  HEAD OF CONTENT 

Jordan ‘BKN’ Soojian leads our content initiatives and social media strategies. Jordan has made a large push on the organizations art direction and image of the brand commissioning community artists Worldwide. Jordan is a previous R6 Esports competitor both as a player and coach. He brings with him a wealth of experience within the esports sector. 

 

CALVIN CRAWFORD, VIDEO PRODUCER 

Calvin Crawford joined DarkZero as a video editor in 2020 and quickly took the reigns of video production in 2021. He is the magician behind DarkZero’s pro-Rainbow Six Siege docuseries “Into the Dark,” as well as the producer/editor of DarkZero’s various org and partner content. Calvin is a former resident of Philadelphia; he currently lives in Las Vegas with his chow-husky mix, Gizmo.


ALICIA BIRD, OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Alicia Bird has been with DarkZero since the beginning, Alicia joined our team in February 2019 as an assistant for merchandise orders. She has since expanded her role to Operations Coordinator and manages many of the administrative and financials that keep the business side of things moving. She is the unofficial mom of DarkZero

 

DARKZERO

OUR PARTNERS

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