FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CORSAIR®, a world leader in high-performance PC components, gaming peripherals, and enthusiast memory, announced today that Jason Glen Cahilly, former Chief Strategic & Financial Officer of the National Basketball Association, has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Cahilly, a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in the global sports, media, entertainment, technology and leisure industries, will serve in a non-executive capacity on CORSAIR’s Board of Directors. He will also consult with Andy Paul, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and other senior executives on eSports and other strategic initiatives.
“Jason is an exceptional addition to our Board of Directors and we are very pleased to welcome him,” said Andy Paul, CORSAIR’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to gaining insights from Jason’s unique perspective and leveraging his invaluable experience in a wide variety of areas, especially as eSports expands and converges with traditional sports worldwide.”
“This is an exciting time for the development of eSports and its players, who are only just beginning to gain the recognition they deserve as true athletes of exceptional skill,” said Cahilly. “I’m honored to join the board of CORSAIR, the premier brand and leading innovator of the highest-performance gear in the space. I have tremendous respect for Andy and the rest of the CORSAIR team, and I look forward to working with them.”
Most recently, Cahilly served as Chief Strategic & Financial Officer of the NBA, where he was responsible for setting strategic priorities and direction globally. Cahilly also helped lead the league's initiatives in the eSports realm, including the launch of NBA 2K eSports tournaments and the creation of an NBA 2K eSports league in partnership with Take-Two Interactive. These efforts involved working closely with NBA teams and team owners, eSports teams, game publishers, tournament organizers, online distributors, players, personalities, and fans worldwide. Prior to the NBA, Cahilly spent 12 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he served as a partner and the Global Co-Head of Media & Telecommunications, as well as a founding member of the firm’s Internet Investment Committee. He currently serves as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dragon Group LLC, an independent private company that acts in close partnership with co-owners and management teams to help accelerate fundamental value creation among its holdings. Cahilly also currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest travel leisure company. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.
Founded in 1994, CORSAIR has grown from a single performance memory product line into a leading global provider of high-performance branded computer products, including components, peripherals, complete systems and enthusiast memory. The company’s diverse portfolio of premium PC gaming products serves the high-growth PC gamer market, and the products are available through distributors and retailers in over sixty countries worldwide.
Founded in 1994, CORSAIR supplies high-performance products purchased primarily by PC gaming enthusiasts who build their own PCs or buy pre-assembled customized systems. The company’s award-winning products include PC cooling products, power supply units, computer cases, mechanical keyboards, gaming mice, gaming headsets, DDR3 and DDR4 memory, USB flash drives, solid-state drives and system monitoring and control devices. For more information, visit http://www.corsair.com.