Stepan, an industry-leading esports expert and thought leader, heads up Parimatch’s dedicated team of 20 people who make up the esports department. His role is to increase turnover and profits in esports, UFC and US sports categories across all markets, and ensure that desktop and mobile products are optimised and appealing for Parimatch’s audience.
Our commitment to esports alongside traditional sports is what sets us apart. We’re cultivating deep ties with the international esports community to ensure Parimatch players experience the best that esports has to offer.
After a year of working as an external consultant for Parimatch Holding, in 2019 Stepan joined the company to work with the most promising category of digital entertainment – esports – which has been growing rapidly at Parimatch in terms of turnover, profit and number of players.
Stepan works closely with the marketing team of the holding and the regions focusing on innovation and developing high quality online services in order to attract new customers.
He is an esports “evangelist” amongst Russian-speaking experts and is considered to be one of the most experienced speakers in the industry – focusing not just on esports in the context of betting but as a cultural movement.
Stepan has previously worked for one of the most successful football clubs in Eastern Europe, FC Shakhtar, and has experience working as a journalist, TV presenter, producer, event director, broadcast director and media manager. He also has years of expertise as an organizer of esports broadcasts and world-class events in major cities such as São Paulo and Shanghai.
Stepan has a Master’s Degree in Economics.
He is a proficient diver, having completed 200 scuba dives and is an amateur triathlete.