Fnatic Announces the Appointment of New CFO, Patrick Foster
Fnatic levels up its finance and creative production teams as the company enters its next phase of growth
LONDON, February 10, 2021 - Fnatic, a leading London-based esports organisation, today announced the appointment of its first Chief Financial Officer, Patrick Foster, to help drive Fnatic through its next phase of growth. His hiring capitalises on the momentum from the record-breaking crowdfunding campaign Fnatic carried out in Q4 2020. Fnatic has also brought on Georgina Workman as its new Head of Production to support all creative aspects across the business. These impressive additions bolster Fnatic’s dynamic finance and creative teams, while further securing its leadership position in the world of esports.
“As a leader in esports performance, we are constantly working towards a more diverse and inclusive future,” said Brad Richards, People & Culture Director of Fnatic. “We are always on the lookout for top talent and welcome applicants from all backgrounds as we continue to grow our business in 2021 and beyond.”
As the CFO, Patrick will manage the financial operations of Fnatic, ensuring the company is well placed to emerge as the definitive brand of esports performance with strategic growth in new global markets. With his decades of success and experience in scaling technology-led businesses at a global level, Patrick will play an integral role in Fnatic’s rapid growth trajectory. He joins from Getaround, the global leading car sharing platform, after their acquisition in 2019 for $300m of Drivy where Patrick served 6 years as CFO and COO. In his latest role Patrick was overseeing European Markets, operations and business development Teams.
Georgina brings broad expertise and award-winning creativity that will support Fnatic’s overarching performance narrative. As the Head of Production, Georgina will lead Fnatic Studios, an internal production studio, and manage the execution of highly engaging campaigns through content development with like-minded talent collaborators. Under her direction, Fnatic will set out to launch the next generation of apparel and esports equipment offerings to millions of fans, with insight, innovation and creativity at its core. Prior to joining Fnatic, Georgina was the Head of Production at retail marketplace, Appear Here, where she was responsible for scaling production at a global level, managing distribution platforms and developing new content.
“Through each new hire, we ensure a disruptive mindset and fresh perspective is brought to the table to further amplify our brand story,” continued Richards. “We are thrilled to welcome both Patrick and Georgina to Fnatic and know that their expertise will contribute greatly to the company.”