Who we are

Founded in 2015, Swarmio Media is a global gaming & esports technology and media company that provides solutions purpose-built to support the growth of gaming & esports communities, enterprises and developers. We help brands drive real results by establishing deep connections with gaming & esports communities and fans through online and offline experiences.
People firstThe most important part of our journey is the people we journey with. From unlimited vacations, to flexible work schedules, we strive to put our people first and create the environments they need to succeed. Diversity drives ideasWe believe that the best ideas are a result of the integration of diverse perspectives. Our team integrates thoughts stemming from multiple backgrounds from around the world, with teams across 4 continents working together on a common dream. Passion drivenGreat things can only be achieved when you put your heart into it. We are all passionate about what we do. Whether it’s helping influencers grow their followerbase or engineering the best tournament system, we take pride in our work and love to see it come to life.
People firstThe most important part of our journey is the people we journey with. From unlimited vacations, to flexible work schedules, we strive to put our people first and create the environments they need to succeed. Diversity drives ideasWe believe that the best ideas are a result of the integration of diverse perspectives. Our team integrates thoughts stemming from multiple backgrounds from around the world, with teams across 4 continents working together on a common dream. Passion drivenGreat things can only be achieved when you put your heart into it. We are all passionate about what we do. Whether it’s helping influencers grow their followerbase or engineering the best tournament system, we take pride in our work and love to see it come to life.

Some previous work

We believe that our greatest dreams can only be achieved by helping each other bring out the best in ourselves collectively and individually. This is only possible by giving everyone the flexibility they need, and the environment to succeed. Check out some of our previous work:

Our Team

Vijai Karthigesu

Founder, CEO

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Vijai is a serial entrepreneur, innovator, and a thought leader in the fields of software defined networking and decentralized computing technologies with 20+ years of industry experience. Vijai has been a speaker at major technological events and has espoused the need for technology to be human-focused and decentralized in the emerging Blockchain, Internet of Things and 5G era.

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Sorin Stoian

Co-Founder, CTO

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Sorin Stoian is a creative and result-driven IT architect with more than 20 years of experience in IT infrastructure, Cloud, Software-Defined technologies, agile software development, gaming network architectures and IT security. Sorin has wide experience in conceptualizing and developing revenue-generating cloud infrastructure management solutions and software-defined cloud infrastructures.

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Kyle Appleby

CFO

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Kyle has been the Chief Financial Officer for numerous companies, listed in Canada, US and London and has extensive experience in financial reporting, IPOs, fund raising, and corporate governance. He has provided management, accounting and financial services to public companies across a variety of industries including E-Sports, technology, mining. food production, cannabis, crypto-currency and others.

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Tesh Kapadia

EVP, Global Sales

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Tesh is an accomplished telecom sales executive with more than 25 years of proven sales experience across the globe. He is also a telecom industry evangelist and a frequent speaker/panelist in industry forums.

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John Smith

EVP, Service Delivery

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John is an accomplished professional with more than 35 years of proven sales and sales management experience across multiple geographies in Asia, North America, Southern Africa and Australasia. He lived and worked in Africa & Asia for more than two decades driving new business sales and partnerships across the territory.

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Aseef Khan

VP, Gaming & Esports

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Aseef has grown and advised multiple companies within the FinTech, MarTech, Entertainment and Video Gaming industries. He is passionate about new technologies and video games.

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Joel Gallant

VP, Development

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Joel has spent over a decade developing video games and the underlying platforms supporting the industry. He builds and leads teams through all phases of the SDLC to deliver creative, considered, modern solutions across multiple platforms, technologies, and distribution channels.

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Jonathan Visva

CAO, Chief Administrative Officer

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Jonathan has more than 25 years experience working in Canada and the US. His experience covers multiple business verticals in companies ranging from start-ups to enterprise level organizations.

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Lucas Gatta

Director, Esports Operations

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Lucas has been working in the esports industry for over 8 years, embracing his passion for projects and operations on various sides of the industry. He leads our esports efforts into new regions, developing talent and delivering gaming experiences with the highest standards to the esports communities worldwide.

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Vladimir Tcherkacheninov

Chief Infrastructure Architect

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Vladimir Tscherkacheninov has more than 20 years of experience in successfully delivering flexible, scalable enterprise and cloud platforms using innovative and pragmatic approaches to meet complex business goals and financial objectives. As the lead technical architect, he has implemented multi-million dollar migration, datacentre build, and other high profile infrastructure and application projects.

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Nany Rabello

Manager, Community Operations

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Nany has been working with esports for the last 6 years, focused on communities and how to improve relations with gamers. She leverages her passion in communications and video games to lead the team for solid and engaging connections with customers.

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Noof Abdulla

Director, Esports Business Development

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Noof showcases expertise and knowledge in Marketing, eSports, Game Development and Community Management. She brings to the table her experience in working with global and local partners on events and platforms from A to Z. Her passion and detailed planning helps drive the teams forward while she manages and oversees the progress of international projects.

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Josh Stanbury

VP Communications

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Josh has almost two decades of senior level experience in international public relations and communications. He has led strategic global media campaigns for numerous organizations in industries including gaming, esports, biotechnology, healthcare, retail, technology, energy and finance.

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Kate-Lynn MacPhail

Lead Architect

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Kate has been working in the Halifax tech industry for 7 years. She is passionate about building flexible solutions and brings experience in API and database design, and developing versatile architecture.

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Justin MacKay

VP Product Strategy

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Justin is an accomplished leader with over 15 years of experience in enterprise business and channel alliance development. Justin has had a passion for gaming since an early age, attaining the professional division in Counter-Strike: Source, the highest rank available “Global Elite” in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

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