TSM, the premier championship esports organization, announced today that Stephan Cieplik has joined TSM as Chief Revenue Officer. In this new role, Cieplik will lead all brand partnership, monetization, and revenue growth initiatives for TSM’s roster of championship esports teams, players and world-class influencers.
An award-winning executive in sports marketing and success-driven sports commercial strategist, Stephan brings to TSM two decades of dedicated experience in the global sports industry. Throughout his exceptional career, he has contributed to the growth of such leading global organizations such as City Football Group, Manchester City Football Club, Total Sports Asia and the Asian Football Confederation. Under his leadership, he has been responsible for more than $1.15 billion in revenue, and has a proven track record of building successful commercial teams and structures, and creating award-winning activations that saw record-breaking revenues.
“I am thrilled to join TSM, a world-recognized leader and one of the highest-valued orgs in esports, and utilize my knowledge and experience in the sport of the future,” says Cieplik. “The leadership team at TSM has impressed me with their vision to become the most entertaining, competitive, and successful esports organization in the world. I am confident in my commitment to accelerate TSM’s growth ambitions by building and leading a dynamic, high-performing commercial operations division with industry-leading, innovative, and audience-engaging approaches to deliver future success to new heights.”
“Stephan’s global expertise and proven record in building revenue growth aligns with our strategies as we move forward,” says Walter Wang, COO of TSM. “We could not be happier to welcome his leadership, insight, and unique perspective to TSM’s executive team.”
A true global citizen, Stephan has spent significant time living in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East before settling in the U.S. He holds an Executive MBA in Sports Management, as well as a Bachelor’s in Sports Facilities Management and Operations.