SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 5, 2017 (June 21, 2017)
GOOD GAMING, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
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2130 N. Lincoln Park West, Suite 8N
Chicago, IL 60614
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(Former Name or Former Address, If Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Resignation of Vikram Grover
On June 27, 2017, Vikram Grover resigned as the, Chief Executive Officer and President of Good Gaming, Inc. (the “Company”), but will continue to serve as the Company’s Treasurer and as a member of the Company’s board of directors.
Appointment of David B. Dorwart
On June 27, 2017 the Board of Directors of the Company appointed David B. Dorwart, 58 years old, as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. On June 21, 2017, Mr. Dorwart was appointed to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Below is Mr. Dorwart’s biography.
Since March 2015, Mr. Dorwart has been the Chairman of ViaOne Services, a company providing wireless, operational and marketing services to companies in the United States. Since January 2011, Mr. Dorwart has been the Chairman of the Board of Assist Wireless, LLC a company that provides affordable cell phone service for individuals and families who qualify for government assistance. Since September 2010, Mr. Dorwart has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Brooklet Energy Distribution LLC, a Texas-based electricity company with over 30 years of combined experience providing electricity options.
There are no arrangements or understandings between the Company and Mr. Dorwart and any other person or persons pursuant to which Mr. Dorwart was appointed as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board and there is no family relationship between Mr. Dorwart and any other director or executive officer of the Company or any person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer.
There are no transactions between the Company and Mr. Dorwart that are reportable pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation SK. The Company did not enter into or materially amend any material plan, contract or arrangement with Mr. Dorwart in connection with his appointment as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman.
Appointment of Domenic Fontana and Jordan Axt
On June 21, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Domenic Fontana, age 36, and Jordan Majkszak Axt, age 35, to the Board of Directors. Below are biographies for Messrs. Fontana and Axt.
Since May 2017, Mr. Fontana has been the Senior Vice President of Finance of ViaOne Services and since January 2013, Mr. Fontana has been the Vice President of Finance at Assist Wireless. From August 2012 to January 2013 Mr. Fontana was the Finance Manager of eCommerce Technology Business and from February 2011 to October 2012, Mr. Fontana was a Manager, Rating Agency & Fixed Income Investor Relations, at Verizon.
There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Fontana and any other persons pursuant to which he was selected as a director nor are there any family relationships between Mr. Fontana and any of the Company’s executive officers and directors. In addition, there are no transactions involving the Company and Mr. Fontana that are reportable pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Jordan Majkszak Axt
Since October 2014, Mr. Axt has been the Senior Director of Marketing at Assist Wireless and since January 2005, Mr. Axt has been a principal consultant at Jordan Majkszak Consulting, a business and marketing consulting company. From August 2013 to March 2014, Mr. Axt was the Director of Marketing and Vice President of Loyalty at Clutch Holdings LLC, where he was responsible for managing and directing the marketing efforts in accordance with the strategic direction of the company. From March 2011 to August 2013, Mr. Axt was the Director of Marketing & Vice President of Loyalty of ProfitPoint, Inc.
There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Axt and any other persons pursuant to which he was selected as a director nor are there any family relationships between Mr. Axt and any of the Company’s executive officers and directors. In addition, there are no transactions involving the Company and Mr. Axt that are reportable pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On June 27, 2017, the Company issued a press release regarding the appointments of Messrs. Dorwart, Fontana and Axt. A copy of this press release is included herein as Exhibit 99.01.
The information in this Item 7.01 disclosure, including Exhibit 99.01, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section. In addition, the information in this Item 7.01 disclosure, including Exhibit 99.01, shall not be incorporated by reference into the filings of the Registrant under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.01||Press Release dated June 27, 2017|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: July 5, 2017
|Good Gaming, Inc.|
|By:||/s/ David B. Dorwart|
|Name:||David B. Dorwart|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
Good Gaming, Inc. Appoints David B. Dorwart as New CEO and Chairman to Develop Growth and Strengthen Operations
Company Bolsters Its Board of Directors with the Addition of Two Seasoned Executives
CHICAGO, IL — (Marketwired) — 06/27/17 — Good Gaming, Inc. (OTC PINK: GMERD) (the “Company”) owner and operator of the world’s most scalable eSports tournament and social network platform for novice, competitive and professional gamers, is pleased to announce the appointment of David B. Dorwart as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer. The Company also appointed Dominic Fontana and Jordan Axt to the Board of Directors and elected Mr. Dorwart as its new Chairman.
David B. Dorwart, Chairman and CEO of Good Gaming, Inc., brings over 31 years of start-up entrepreneurism and executive level management to the Company. Mr. Dorwart was CoFounder and CEO of Dpi Teleconnect, a pre-paid wireless provider, for 10 years. During his tenure he grew the company from a start-up to $75 million in revenues before selling the company. Over the last 9 years he has been involved with several other successful projects including Assist Wireless, Brooklet Energy Distribution, PayGo Distributors and Britton & Associates. He is currently the Chairman and CoFounder of ViaOne Services, a company which specializes in wireless communications and provides intricate multi-faceted services for start-up companies utilizing industry experts.
The Company has also bolstered its Board of Directors with executive level professionals by adding two seasoned individuals who specialize in organization and finance as well as the branding and marketing of established and emerging organizations which are poised to show significant growth.
New board member, Domenic Fontana, is currently Sr. Vice President of ViaOne Services. He is an experienced CPA and Financial Executive who has worked in progressively more advanced executive roles throughout his career. Having worked at Verizon, Ebay and now ViaOne Services over the last 13 years, he has developed intimate and extensive knowledge of executive level management and the telecommunications industry. He has worked in all aspects of Finance, Accounting, Treasury, and Operations. He also works extensively to ensure compliance with all aspects of GAAP, as well as Government programs to ensure corporate compliance. Dom is married to his wife Eva and has two beautiful children ages six and two.
New board member, Jordan Majkszak Axt, is a results-producing marketing professional with over 14 years of experience successfully developing marketing and branding strategies that effectively position companies and their values, programs, services and the related product offerings in the marketplace. He has been consistently noted by executives, colleagues, and journalists for his specific expertise in bringing products and services online with a comprehensive digital go-to-market strategy. He has previously held executive level positions as Director of Marketing for ProfitPoint Inc. and Clutch Holdings LLC and has consulted with several top-tiered companies as a marketing consultant through his own professional consulting firm. He is currently Sr. Director of Marketing of ViaOne Services where he develops all marketing and customer acquisition strategies for 14 consumer facing brands. Mr. Axt was acknowledged in the book “Earning Success” by Bill Lisowski and John Mengelson and has been quoted by GD USA Magazine, eMarketer, and Multichannel Merchant Publications.
The Company expects to utilize the specialized talents of Mr. Fontana and Mr. Axt for the development of operational growth, finance and strategic marketing. They will be active members of the Board and have committed to see the success of the company through to fruition with the assistance of the Company’s new Chairman and CEO.
David B. Dorwart, Chairman and CEO of Good Gaming, stated, “My 31 years of successful experience in start-up operations has taught me the importance of targeting an industry then implementing the foresight necessary to identify underdeveloped opportunities with emerging companies. Good Gaming has turned out to be an exceptional company that warrants my attention and expertise. The new additions to our board should be considered a strategic move as we look to add talent and strengthen our corporate infrastructure in order to build our core operations.” He also stated, “As we look to exploit opportunities that may bring us inorganic growth, we will continue to focus on organic growth through branding and marketing, in order to produce revenue streams. I expect the eSport industry to reach the same exponential growth that I experienced in the wireless telecommunications industry 19 years ago and feel confident that we can position Good Gaming to capture a relevant portion of its niche within the expansive growth of the industry.”
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Good Gaming is a leading cash tournament gaming and social network platform targeting the over 250 million eSports players and participants worldwide that want to compete at novice, competitive and professional levels. Good Gaming recently confirmed its partnership with one of the world’s leading games publishers and is launching a series of tournaments on its www.good-gaming.com website in 2017. The eSport industry has experienced exponential growth going from $500 million to $1.2 billion over the last two years with industry analysts forecasting a $5 billion industry by 2020. Good Gaming anticipates significant growth as it attempts to capture a portion of this emerging industry.
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