Yvette Martinez-Rea is Chief Operating Officer at ESL North America where she oversees the operations of ESL’s largest region. ESL, a part of the international digital entertainment group MTG, is the world's largest esports company.
Prior to ESL, Martinez-Rea served as Chief Operating Offer at Violet Grey, a venture-backed luxury beauty content and commerce company based in Los Angeles, where she oversaw the company’s growth, as well as business initiatives and the development of the company’s fulfillment and e-commerce systems.
Before joining Violet Grey, Martinez-Rea was a Vice President of Change Management for Yahoo!’s Global Products organization, responsible for leading the cross-functional change efforts to improve engineering quality and overall organizational effectiveness for a 6,000-person global division. Previous roles at Yahoo! include Senior Director of Strategy and Business Management, Global Products, and Senior Director of Strategy and Business Operations and Chief of Staff to EVP Yahoo! North America. She also acted as the executive sponsor for the Southern California chapter of Women in Technology.
Formerly, Martinez-Rea was the Vice President of Operations at United Online Inc., a publically traded internet services provider, responsible for business and sales operations for multiple brands including NetZero, Juno, Classmates, Photosite, and UOL Webservices.
Martinez-Rea also serves on the board of Young & Healthy, a non-profit dedicated to providing health care to underserved children. She holds dual undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Gender Studies from the University of Southern California.