The Client:

Azubu is a global broadcast network delivering premium live and on demand eSports action, programming, news and analysis. eSports is one of the fastest growing trends in games and it’s become the intersection between live gaming and broadcast to create a truly competitive games broadcast event.

We were hired by the CEO of Azubu not once, but twice, to source an HR Director in 2014, and later a Vice President of Human Resources and Operations for their LA HQ, in 2015.

The first HR Director was during their early growth phase, and later the VP HR and Operations was hired to take a more strategic and leadership development role, alongside the CEO.

The Unique Challenge:

We needed to search and select a VP-level leadership development oriented human resources generalist that could manage and inspire talent performance with a millennial workforce and senior management team. The VP HR and Operations needed to be hands-on with traditional compliance and generalist needs. Due to the early innovation nature of eSports globally, we needed to find an HR specialist that could see the future of eSports broadcast to lead the team to it's future vision.

Our client's success story:

CEO of an eSports broadcast network

“Caroline Stokes of FORWARD provided Azubu with not just a breath of fresh air, but a whirlwind of activity that blew away any notions of what good looks like for a recruiter. We had a brace of well vetted, well briefed candidates within days of her appointment and I look forward to her continued gusto in the coaching phase”

VP Human Resources & Operations,

"My experience as a candidate working with Caroline Stokes was, quite frankly, the best recruiting experience that I’ve been involved with, both from a candidate and a client perspective. Caroline provided me with timely and constructive feedback and I was never wondering where we were in the process. I’d trust her with both my career as a candidate and would work with her and the team from a client perspective as well. It’s a relationship that I know will continue throughout my career. "

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