Anthony Gaud is an Emmy-Award winning technology entrepreneur and media executive with a 25-year career working with top level entertainment, gaming and tech companies. His professional history is highlighted by $52 million in exits, acquisitions and partnerships with The Walt Disney Company, Comcast, Microsoft and Nexon. Gaud helped prepare Assembly Bill NJ A637 in Jew Jersey, the first esports gaming law in the United States. In 2018, he secured the first public-private esports partnership in the country with Atlantic City’s Casino Reinvestment Development Authority with events that included the 2019 CSL Grand Finals, the Halo Classic and the Esports Travel Summit. He also founded Conference One, the nation’s first varsity-level collegiate esports league, which launched its inaugural season featuring competitions with 77 universities including Penn State, Rutgers, Texas A&M and UC Irvine. Gaud serves on the board and as chair of the Esports Trade Association’s Regulated Video Game and Esports Committee.