LOS ANGELES - November 12, 2021 -- Riot Games, the developer and publisher of titles including League of Legends and VALORANT, today announced that Jonathan Zweig has joined the company as its first Chief Commercial Officer. Reporting to Ryan Crosby, President of Worldwide Publishing, he will oversee Riot’s Global Business Development team and build meaningful partnerships through sponsorships, co-marketing, licensing, and distribution across gaming and non-gaming verticals for all of Riot’s products.
“We’re excited to have Jonathan on board as we explore new industry-defining partnerships across our entire portfolio,” said Crosby. “We wanted an expert on our publishing leadership team who is able to identify and cultivate complex partnership opportunities across gaming and the broader entertainment landscape, and we found the perfect fit in Jonathan. Jonathan is the ideal leader to unite our commercial group and drive these new collaborative efforts while staying true to our player-first values.”
“Riot’s deep commitment to its players and ability to connect with fans has created a unique universe of opportunities across gaming, music, and entertainment that are poised for massive growth,” said Zweig. “I’m honored to be joining such a dedicated team to help foster and expand Riot’s global relationships to continue delivering epic experiences for future generations to come.”
Jonathan has worked in business development for more than 20 years. Most recently, he spent the last nine years at Activision Blizzard, where he served as the Vice President and Global Head of Partner Marketing and Management. He oversaw account management across all facets of the company's commercial activities including esports sponsorships, platform partnerships, and was responsible for creating a new monetization model for Activision Blizzard’s annual global developer event.
Elisabeth Korody, Riot Games