Chief Executive Officer and Director
Frank Ng is a director and CEO of Allied Esports Entertainment. Previously, Mr. Ng served as co-CEO of Ourgame International, a leading casual game operator in China and owner of the World Poker Tour and Allied Esports. Prior to that, he served as CFO of Ourgame beginning in 2004, when he assisted NHN China, a global internet search engine and online game company, where he served as co-CEO from 2000 to 2004, in acquiring Ourgame. Mr. Ng led a management buyout of Ourgame in 2010 and led the company through its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2014. With its public listing and subsequent acquisition of the World Poker Tour (in 2015) and founding of Allied Esports (in 2016), Ourgame has grown to be a leading global operator and creator of gaming and esports content and experiences. Mr. Ng served as Chief Commercial Officer at PCCW Skyhorse, which produces content and online gaming applications, from 2000 until 2004.
President and Director
Adam Pliska is a director and President of Allied Esports Entertainment and the President and CEO of the World Poker Tour. As President and CEO, Mr. Pliska has overseen the entire WPT business portfolio, including but not limited to live events, online services, televised broadcasts, and WPT office personnel in Los Angeles, London and Beijing. He is one of the longest serving executives in the poker industry and was named the American Poker Awards Industry Person of the Year for 2014. Under his watch, the WPT has witnessed massive global growth from 14 events to over 60 worldwide on 6 continents, has maintained historic ratings of one of the longest running television shows in US history and has awarded more than a billion dollars over its 17 years. In addition to his position as CEO, Adam serves as Executive Producer of the World Poker Tour television show and is the co-writer of the WPT Theme song Rise Above.
From November 2000 to June 2002, Mr. Pliska served as the Vice-President of Legal and Business Affairs and eventually General Counsel for Anticipa, LLC, a multi-media company headed by the futurist, Alvin Toffler, a Telmex Corporation. In addition, Mr. Pliska served as an associate at the law firm of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal in Los Angeles from July 1999 to November 2000, where he worked on various litigation and intellectual property matters. Before his legal career, Mr. Pliska worked as a television producer in connection with noted industry veteran Al Burton, including work at Universal Television and Castle Rock Entertainment where he produced and developed numerous television properties. Mr. Pliska contributed and worked on various programs including The New Lassie, Baywatch, Out of the Blue, and shares an Emmy Award for his contributions to television creative development. While at Berkeley Law, he worked as a research assistant to Professor John Yoo and was an external to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for the Judge Alex Kozinski and at the Governor's Office of Legal Affairs in the state of California for then Governor Pete Wilson.
He has served as a mentor of the Tiger Wood’s Foundation Earl Woods Scholar program, is a member of the Pacific Council, a director of the WPT Foundation and on the board of the GOCAT (Greater Orange County Community Arts Theater). Mr. Pliska holds a B.A. from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and a J.D. from University of California Berkeley’s Law School, Boalt Hall.
Chief Operating Officer
David Moon is the Chief Operating Officer of Allied Esports Entertainment. Previously, Mr. Moon served as Global President of Ourgame International. From December 2014 to December 2016, Mr. Moon was COO and co-founder of Zig Zag Zoom, a publisher of cause-driven mobile games. Before that, from November 2012 to November 2014, he was VP of Global Production and Operations in Disney Interactive’s Asia Games Group. He co-founded StudioEx, a mobile and PC game studio in 2009, which Disney acquired in 2012. Mr. Moon was a founding member of Hangame, South Korea’s first casual online games portal and microtransactions pioneer, listed in 2002 as NHN Corporation, where he led corporate development and global expansion efforts from 1999 - 2006. He is also the founder of Metamedia Entertainment, a digital media venture that develops and produces interactive digital experiences, including TV-everywhere content and platforms that drive virality, engagement, retention, and monetization.
Anthony A. Hung
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Hung brings nearly 30 years of finance, strategy and operational expertise to Allied Esports Entertainment. Before joining the Company, he served as the CEO and CFO of Audio Design Experts, a privately held provider of premier audio solutions for leading consumer brands around the world. At Audio Design Experts, Mr. Hung established and oversaw all corporate activities including sales, marketing, finance, legal, operations, supply chain logistics, customer service and human resources. In his role, he successfully developed and implemented the company’s strategic plan targeting the high growth wireless smart audio market and oversaw the launch of five award-winning audio consumer products.
Prior to his role at Audio Design Experts, Mr. Hung held a number of financial and operational positions at companies primarily in the media and entertainment, software and venture capital industries. Mr. Hung was Senior Vice President, Business Development and Sales for Cooking.com where he oversaw the e-commerce services business as well as advertising sales operations. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Golden Eye Dealership Solutions, a software-as-a-service start-up focused on automotive dealerships. Prior to this, he was General Partner at DynaFund Ventures, a $220 million venture capital fund, and he also held positions of increasing responsibility in finance and strategy at The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). He began his career as an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities. Mr. Hung holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Anderson School at UCLA and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Harvard College.
General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors
Allison Hushek is General Counsel and Secretary of the Board for Allied Esports Entertainment. Previously, she lead the legal & business affairs department at World Poker Tour and served in a counsel capacity at the WPT for 15 years. With almost 25 years of serving in the business & legal sector, Ms. Hushek handles a variety of complex business and legal affairs matters, and manages various general corporate, compliance, government relations and litigation matters, as well as intellectual property portfolios. Ms. Hushek is a graduate of University of California San Diego with a B.A. in Political Science, and a Juris Doctorate degree from California Western School of Law. Prior to joining AESE and WPT, Ms. Hushek worked for major media companies and government agencies, such as ABC, Universal, Screen Actors Guild, Mary Tyler Moore Entertainment, Chambers Cable (now AT&T) and the White House. She was nominated for the General Counsel Awards by the Orange County Business Journal, and currently teaches gaming, technology, entertainment & sports law school at UCI School of Law. Ms. Hushek was recognized as a “Changemaker” in UCSD’s magazine for her environmental efforts in her hometown of Laguna Beach.