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H2K (Hard to Kill) belongs to a small group of early esports organizations that contracted professional players before the live-streaming revolution. Since 2003, we have built pro-teams and racked up trophies in games such as Counter-Strike, Call of Duty and League of Legends, to name a few. Read more

Management and Board

Mitchell Blatt, Board Member:

Mitchell Blatt has 30 years of senior executive experience. He served for approximately 20 years, initially as President, and then CEO of Coinmach Service Corp. During this time Coinmach grew from $50 million to $600 million in revenues, became a publicly traded company and was sold in 2008 for $1.3 billion.

Mitch also served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Halcyon Jets Holdings Inc. As CEO of Halcyon, he developed and directed the roll up strategy and growth for this publicly traded jet charter brokerage business doing business with many notable celebrities including Shaq, P. Diddy, Spike Lee, and Kanye West.

Mitch has also been active and served as a board and committee member for a number of community oriented and charitable organizations.

Shayne Gary, Board Member:

Shayne provides expertise in strategy formulation and implementation and is active in academia, consulting, and advisory. He has a PhD from London Business School and is a Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship at the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney, where he is Chair of the Strategy Group. His research has been widely published in academic journals and popular media, and he lectures worldwide as a strategy specialist.

Shayne also consults with senior executives to develop strategies to grow their companies. He has worked with companies from a wide range of industries, including pharmaceutical, banking, energy, biotechnology, and ICT.

Shayne also has experience as a founder, Board member, and strategic advisor for several start-up ventures and nonprofit organisations.

Stan Levy, Board Member:

Stan is a founding member of Levy Konigsberg LLP, a highly regarded litigation firm located in New York City(USA). Prior to engaging in private practice, he worked in the Anti-trust Division of the Office of the New York State Attorney General.

Stan is a recognized authority on toxic torts and environmental law. He has lectured throughout the world and is the author of more than two dozen professional articles on the subjects. While active, he was widely regarded as an outstanding trail lawyer.

Stan currently serves as Board Chairman of Isolatek International ( private company), the world leader in passive fireproofing technologies in the petrochemical and commercial markets. He has also served as a board member for Johns Manville, a New York Stock Exchange listed Company and the Raytech Corporation, which was also listed on the New York Stock Exchange until taken private.

David Lippe, Co-Chairman of the Board:

David manages the research team for various quantitative hedge funds at Renaissance Technologies, where he has been a principal since 2003. He enjoys investing in private technology, finance and now gaming companies, where he sometimes serves on boards of directors or advisers. David is also active in charity and philanthropy, serving on the board of trustees of a local nonprofit organization and supporting various educational, medical, arts and cultural charities.

David has a PhD in mathematical logic from UC Berkeley, a master’s degree from MIT in computer science and bachelor’s degrees in physics and computer science from MIT. He grew up playing the first generations of video games in arcades and on early consoles and PCs such as the Atari 2600, Intellivision, Apple II+ and original IBM PCs.

He lives on Long Island with his wife, nine-year- old son and five-year- old daughter, and enjoys playing video games with both of his children.

Richard Lippe, Co-Chairman, General Counsel, Director of Special Projects

Richard comes from a background in law; knowledgeable in corporate structuring and finance, he is one of the founding partners of a major law firm based in New York (USA). He serves as the Managing Trustee of several Asbestos Settlement Trusts which pay benefits to those suffering from asbestos diseases.

From time-to-time, Richard has acted as lead investor, board member, and general counsel for both public and private companies. These companies have focused on such diverse areas as biotechnology, fintech, the social media and real estate.

Active in the community and in charitable activities, he has served on the board of a local non-profit law office providing legal services to the indigent, a local hospital, a public university, and a New York State technology funding agency. He was also a founder of a regionally recognized nonprofit technology networking organization and its Angel Network, designed to assist early stage technology companies in raising funds.

Susan Tully, CEO:

Susan is the CEO of H2K. As a senior financial executive, she brings a wealth of experience to H2K from positions held in the entertainment and financial industries.

Her experience covers a broad range of businesses from large multi-nationals to entrepreneurial private equity backed ventures. Prior to joining H2K, Susan was the CFO for Kanye West with oversight for Mr. West’s various businesses including recording, publishing, touring, fashion and design.

Earlier in her career as a Senior Manager with Ernst and Young’s Media and Entertainment practice she specialized in servicing clients in the music industry. She then moved on to the positions of Vice President Finance at Universal Music Group, CFO of Ryko Corporation, a large independent music and entertainment company and CFO of BASE Entertainment, a live entertainment and theatrical production company.

Richard Wells, Manager: Player Recruitment and Scouting:

Richard comes from the world of online marketing with a background in the computer sciences. As a competitor, Richard achieved top 4 placements in multiple LAN tournaments for FPS titles and was ranked top 5 in the UK for EA's Fifa10. Richard transitioned into the management side of esports when H2K was formed and hasn't looked back since.


At H2K we pride ourselves on maintaining a strong relationship with our fan base and never shying away from conversation. If you have any question, inquiry or simply require information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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