Advertising, eSports, new markets and new ideas: Facebook is embedded in the gaming industry. Can they do more?
Rick Kelley , Facebook
Currently Rick overseas Facebook's Global Ad sales and Operations for the Gaming industry with teams in North America, EMEA and APAC. The Gaming business, vital for Facebook's revenue and growth, includes Mobile and Cross Platform Developers, Console Publishers, and Real Money Gaming. Rick joined Facebook in June of 2009, to build and lead Facebook's EMEA Mid Market Sales Team based in Dublin, Ireland. He held the position of Director of EMEA Sales, and was responsible for Facebook's expanding advertising efforts into emerging brands, ad agencies and large direct response advertisers. Previously, Rick spent seven years starting and leading similar teams for Yahoo! in both Boston and Barcelona, Spain. A native of Boston, he currently lives in Dublin, Ireland with his wife Kim and sons Ben and Zach. Rick is also active in the start up community and is an active investor, board member and advisor for numerous start ups and charities.