Meet the team: Zeeshan

Bayes Esports Sales Manager
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February 20, 2024
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As Sales Manager, Zeeshan Khan has played an instrumental role in propelling Bayes Esports forward. The complexities of esports data make it no easy feat when it comes to onboarding new clients, but the intersection between Zeeshan’s expertise and passion for gaming make him the perfect man for the job. 

Want to know what it’s like working alongside the biggest players in the esports industry? Join us as we explore the intricacies of the Sales Manager role, the collaborative dynamics within the Bayes Esports team, and his personal career highlight – the successful launch of the Fantasy product. Whether he is in our Berlin office, or at conferences and tournaments around the world, Zeeshan is a dynamic force within our Sales team.

How did you kickstart your career in Sales?

ZK: “My career journey seamlessly blends my engineering and business backgrounds, allowing me to operate at the intersection of technology and customer-centric solutions. I transitioned into roles that enabled me to bridge the gap between technology and business, bringing me closer to customers. This combination empowered me to not only comprehend the intricacies of technological solutions but also to translate them into tangible value for partners and clients.

My professional journey spans multiple roles and industries in both Europe and Asia within the tech sector. I contributed to the growth of various startups, including multi-billion dollar entities in the EdTech sector. I've also had the opportunity of collaborating with industry giants, including Fortune 500 companies like ABB, and playing a role in bolstering the position and growth strategies of regional powerhouse companies in the MENA region.”

What made you interested in joining Bayes Esports?

ZK: “Gaming has been a part of my life since childhood, starting with Counter-Strike in 2005. This game ignited my love for multiplayer experiences, turning gaming into a lifelong passion. When the chance to join Bayes Esports arose, I eagerly seized it. It was a seamless decision, marrying my love for gaming with my expertise, and I'm genuinely thrilled that I did.”

What is the most exciting thing about working in esports?

ZK: “The dynamic and rapidly evolving nature of the esports landscape ensures that no two days are the same, presenting constant challenges and opportunities. Contributing to an industry that resonates with millions worldwide, and witnessing the continual growth and evolution of esports is genuinely invigorating.

Working in esports also provides me with the exciting opportunity to travel to events, allowing me to witness the action up close alongside fans and players. Being physically present at these events not only enhances my professional engagement but also allows me to immerse myself in the electrifying atmosphere and connect directly with the esports community. It's a unique aspect of the job that adds an extra layer of excitement and authenticity to the overall experience.”

What does an average day look like in the office?

ZK: “Working at Bayes Esports is inherently a cross-functional and team-oriented experience. As a crucial part of the commercial unit, our daily operations involve seamless synchronization with various teams. Collaboration is key, and we work closely with the finance, partnerships, marketing, and legal departments to ensure a cohesive and efficient workflow. Team members often find themselves wearing multiple hats, taking on leadership roles, and coordinating projects across diverse verticals.”

What would you say to someone else looking to follow a similar career path?

ZK: “I would advise them to stay curious, continuously seek opportunities for learning and growth, and build a strong network within the industry. Embrace challenges as opportunities to develop new skills, stay adaptable in this dynamic field, and never underestimate the power of effective communication and collaboration. Finally, remember to maintain a healthy work-life balance to sustain long-term career success and fulfillment.”

Tell us about the Sales team at Bayes Esports? How is your collaboration? How are you supported, etc.

ZK: “The sales team operates in tandem, with Adam Day, our Head of Sales, leading the team. Nick Scott excels as an outstanding account manager, taking charge of the front end for our Live Data, while I focus on exploring new business opportunities across diverse markets. Jay Rathodacts as the backbone, skillfully managing our workflow and offering valuable insights to support the team. Together, our collective strengths create a successful synergy within the sales unit. As we continue to grow, we are seeking to expand our team with more talented individuals.”

What has been a career highlight at Bayes Esports?

ZK: “Personally, the pinnacle moment for me was the launch of our Fantasy product. After months of meticulous planning, strategic development, and crafting a robust go-to-market strategy, witnessing the fruition of our brainchild going live remains my highlight to date. Kudos to the product team for creating such an exceptional product, and appreciation to the management for steadfast support throughout the process.”

To wrap up this interview, we have a couple of quick fire questions. Ready?

  • Favorite video game? 

“Tough one between PUBGM and CS2.”

  • Best thing about the Bayes Esports office? 

“Wednesday socials & our gaming setup in the office.”   

  • Favorite place to get lunch around the office?

“Buya Ramen”

  • Favorite Bayes Esports perk? 

“Attending esports events and conferences around the globe.”

  • Best thing about the Bayes Esports team? 

“All for one, one for all.”

  • Favorite esports tournament you have attended?

“IEM Cologne 2022 stands out as the best event I've ever attended; the intensity of the final match between Navi and Faze still sends shivers down my spine.”

Zeeshan Khan
Zeeshan Khan
Sales Manager

Zeeshan Khan is a Sales Manager at Bayes Esports. His role involves developing and executing go-to-market strategies for our products and services, as well as managing customer relationships and revenue growth. Since mid 2022, he has played an integral role in onboarding new businesses and helping them leverage our best-in-class data platform to generate esports revenue.


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