Reggie is an award-winning innovator and disrupter most recognized as the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Nintendo of America, the largest division of the Japanese entertainment company Nintendo Co., Ltd. In this capacity, he helped bring the Nintendo DS, the Wii, the Nintendo 3DS, the Wii U and the Nintendo Switch to the global marketplace.
Reggie joined Nintendo of America Inc. in December 2003 as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In May 2006, he was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer. He ran the day-to-day operations of Nintendo of America and was responsible for all activities for Nintendo in the United States, Canada and Latin America. In 2016, Reggie was appointed to the global Executive Officer committee for Nintendo Co., Ltd. He retired in April 2019 and in October 2019 was inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame.
Prior to Nintendo, Reggie was an operating executive in the media, consumer packaged goods and durable goods industries. Reggie currently is a non-executive director for Spin Master Inc. (TOY.TO) and Brunswick Corp. (BC). He is also a special advisor for Rogue Co., an innovative video games publisher and developer.
Reggie graduated from Cornell University’s Dyson undergraduate business school.
Clinton is General Partner of Venture Capital at United Talent Agency and has been in this role since April 2021. Clinton leads and co-leads a number of initiatives across the organization including direct investing, venture capital investments, fund development and UTA Venture Capital.
Clinton previously worked with Crosscut Ventures (crosscut.vc), a $300 million fund as a Managing Director and General Partner leading venture capital investments in consumer tech, new platforms, streaming and gaming. While at Crosscut beginning from 2013, Clinton co-founded the top gaming and esports organization, the Immortals and IGC.gg, which owns top esports franchises in Riot Games’ professional esports leagues, Activision Blizzard’s leagues, Counterstrike and other top esports. He also led investments in a number of top gaming platforms including Streamlabs (acquired by Logitech), Blitz Esports (acquired by Discord) and PlayVS.
Prior to Crosscut, Clinton led business, operations, mobile and corporate development as COO and General Counsel of Square Enix, a $7 billion publicly traded international publisher, developer and multi-media company where he launched Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Space Invaders, Kingdom Hearts and Tomb Raider franchises on multiple platforms, PC and mobile.
Clinton is a senior advisor and investor in technology and gaming with Warburg Pincus, a $60 billion private equity and growth fund.
Clinton earned a BA from the University of Notre Dame, a JD from the University of Washington School of Law and a MA from Stanford University. Clinton grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and now lives in Los Angeles, California with his family.
Jamie was previously a Business Development Manager at Google from September 2015 to June 2021, where he was responsible for partnership strategy and execution in Cloud Gaming across B2B (Google Cloud) and B2C (Stadia).
At Google Cloud, Jamie partnered with leading games companies to leverage Google’s Cloud technologies and applications to build, deploy and operate games in Mobile, AAA and Game Engines. At Stadia, Jamie created the New Business Development group, which is responsible for Stadia’s partnerships across Game Engines and Technology, Growth & Distribution, OEM, Venture Capital, Game Porting and Product Partnerships. In this capacity Jamie has worked deeply with leading games companies globally and secured some of Google’s most critical gaming partnerships and technology investments.
Jamie earned a BA from Georgetown University after graduating from Eton College and resides in Miami, Florida.
Ophir is a Partner and Head of Video Games at United Talent Agency. In his nearly 10 years at UTA, Ophir has directly negotiated and overseen over $1 billion dollars of transaction value. Under his purview, UTA’s industry leading gaming division represents over 30 of the world’s top game developers and nearly 100 professional esports athletes, content creators, and streamers. The group’s clients include globally successful game creators and development studios including Ken Levine (Bioshock franchise), Moon Studios (Ori and the Will of the Wisps), Playdead (Limbo, Inside), Ed Boon (Mortal Kombat franchise), Counterplay Games (Godfall), Squanch Games (Trover Saves the Universe), Glen Schofield (Dead Space franchise, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3), and many more. The division also includes UTA’s esports department, which represents some of the top talent in the gaming world, such as Nickmercs, Pokimane, Symfuhny, Valkyrae, Disguised Toast, BrookeAB and Grandmaster Hikaru, among many others.
Additionally, Ophir has served as an advisor on several high profile M&A deals, most recently brokering the sale of Klei Entertainment to Tencent as well as the recent sales of Redemption Games (acquired by AppLovin), Midwinter Entertainment (acquired by Improbable), and Houseparty (acquired by Epic Games) among others.
Ophir has also been recognized in various media outlets for his contributions to the gaming industry and was included in Variety’s 2018 List of the 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in Global Media.
Ophir earned a BA from The George Washington University and resides in Los Angeles, California with his family.
Chris has been UTA Acquisition Corp.’s Chief Financial Officer since November 2021. Chris is a certified public accountant and has been the Chief Accounting Officer of United Talent Agency since May 2021. Prior to joining UTA, Chris was Senior Vice President, Clients Controller of Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) from November 2015 to May 2021. Chris began his career with Ernst & Young in 1997 and worked in accounting and controller roles in a number of media companies from 2001 to 2015, including Global Eagle Entertainment Inc., ReachLocal and Demand Media.
Chris earned a BA in Accounting from Washington State University and resides in Los Angeles, California.