Steven Roberts is Executive Chairman at ESL, the world’s largest esports company. In this role, Roberts focuses on developing overall corporate growth strategies and partnerships in the areas of media, publishing, sponsorship and entertainment.
Prior to ESL, Roberts most recently was Senior Vice President for DIRECTV, Inc., where he was responsible for developing and executing strategies designed to integrate the traditional DIRECTV entertainment experience on the set-top-box with emerging digital technologies.
Roberts joined DIRECTV in 2005 from Sportsvision, where he served as Executive Vice President. During his time at Sportsvision, Roberts brought the ubiquitous “yellow line” to every televised football game, and also expanded the product line to include broadcast enhancements for FOX Sports, NBC, ESPN and Turner.
Before Sportsvision, Roberts held a variety of executive level positions at Sony Corporation from 1995 to 2000, where he led Sony Sports and Entertainment.
Roberts holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.