Steve “Chops” Preiss has nearly 20 years of experience in the technology and gaming industries.
Mr. Preiss began his career in the technology sector, working as a project manager on Internet sites for MCI Telecommunications and WebMD. By the late ‘90’s, he transitioned to marketing and communications where he produced and traveled on the Initial Public Offering for Internet consulting agency iXL.
On a chance meeting in 2006, Mr. Preiss entered the gaming industry and moved to Las Vegas. From there, he first specialized in digital media, growing a web network to over 15.2M annual unique visitors. Mr. Preiss wrote and produced segments for a primetime gaming TV show on Versus (now NBC Sports Network) and distributed a poker program to over 160M global households.
During this time, Mr. Preiss built a strong network of contacts and clients, and began connecting gaming businesses with revenue growth opportunities. For his efforts, Mr. Preiss has twice been voted by his peers as one of the 20 Most Influential People in Poker.