Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer Ultimate, Media Ventures
Nate Eckman is co-founder of Ultimate Media Ventures, the VC-backed esports innovation company. UMV has produced and directed esports stadium events as well as developed content and products for the esports industry. Having spent the last decade as a consultant and creative strategist for major gaming publishers like Riot and MSFT Xbox, Nate has a community-first philosophy to brand marketing. He has written esports content programming for MCNs. His work with non-endemics as lifestyle AOR for PepsiCo properties extended into multiple national campaigns for billion dollar brands. Nate has been interviewed by Fortune and LA Times. In 2016, UMV launched Battle Series which held the first ever esports residency on the strip in Las Vegas at the SLS. Battle Series is expanding in 2017.