Ari Segal is President & Chief Operating Officer of Immortals, LLC, a global esports organization based in Los Angeles. Immortals, founded in 2015, has raised strategic investment from AEG, Lionsgate, the Milken Family, Steve Kaplan, CrossCut Ventures and a number of Los Angeles technology and media entities and executives including Brian Lee, Linkin Park, and Dennis Phelps. Immortals participates in several leading esports titles including League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, DOTA2, and Super Smash Brothers, and has secured one of two Los Angeles slots in Blizzard’s forthcoming Overwatch League, the first major esports league to feature a localized franchise model. Segal oversees all of Immortals’ business operations, both at the holding company level and across all current and future titles in which the organization competes, and is a non-voting Board Advisor on Immortals’ Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Immortals, Segal served as Chief Operating Officer for the Arizona Coyotes (NHL), where he led the club to its highest ever single-season ticket sales and total revenue. He was also Special Assistant to the CEO of the Anaheim Ducks (NHL) and led the launch of the San Diego Gulls, the Ducks’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, where he served as the Gulls’ first President of Business Operations. In the Gulls’ first year of operation, the club had the 2nd highest attendance in the AHL and was awarded the first-ever AHL President’s Award for Business Excellence. Segal worked previously at McKinsey & Company in the firm’s Global Sports & Gaming practice and on Wall Street at Lehman Brothers and CCMP Capital Advisors. He earned a J.D. from Stanford University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a B.A., with distinction, from the University of Virginia. He is a licensed attorney and member of the New York State Bar Association.