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How Super League Gaming's CEO Went From Oil to Esports

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How did you get to where you are?

Ann Hand, CEO of Super League Gaming, joined TheStreet's Katherine Ross to talk about her journey to become the CEO of the first public esports company. 

Super League Gaming's stock trades under the ticker  (SLGG) - Get Free Report and is listed on Nasdaq.  

Here's what she told TheStreet about moving from the oil industry to the esports industry.

"I did kind of what was common for a Gen Xer. I graduated from college and took a job at a big company. And so I spent about 15 plus years with large companies like Exxon-Mobil and McDonald's Corporation, and then with BP. So I ran about a $3 billion global business with a few thousand employees, and I ran a startup in the Bay Area for about five years that was in the cleantech space. But when crude oil is depressed, and it wasn't as depressing as it is today, market forces are really working against cleantech. And so a hard lesson learned is that you can have a wonderful idea, but if your timing is off, sometimes it's best just to shutter that idea. And so one of the things that led me to Super League was I knew some of the board members and investors who was about 6 months old, and I was looking to get back into the B2C space," said Hand. 

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