Skillz Hires Blackstone Executive, Jason Roswig, as President and Chief Financial Officer

Roswig brings more than 20 years of financial experience across Blackstone, McKinse and GE to the mobile gaming platform.
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July 1, 2022

Jason Roswig.
Jason Roswig.Skillz

Skillz, a mobile games platform, has announced veteran finance executive Jason Roswig has been hired as the company’s president and chief financial officer.  

Roswig will join the company on Aug. 8, from Blackstone, where he served as managing director. He will replace the current

Skillz

chief financial officer, Ian Lee, who is stepping down to pursue other opportunities. 

“Jason is a true leader who will be dedicated to bringing both financial and operational excellence to Skillz,” says Andrew Paradise, chief executive officer, founder, Skillz. “I couldn’t be more excited about him joining our leadership team.”  

As president and chief financial officer, Roswig will report to Paradise and oversee the company’s finance and operations functions, including accounting, investor relations, FP&A, tax, corporate development, administration and strategy.  

“I am thrilled to join a company as unique as Skillz and maximize its full potential,” says Roswig. “I am also deeply passionate about making Skillz

the best place to work for top talent in the industry.” Formerly managing director in Blackstone's private equity and portfolio operations groups, Roswig had oversight of the financial and operating performance of Blackstone's technology portfolio. Prior to that, he served as an associate partner in McKinsey & Company's corporate finance and organization practices, providing and implementing recommendations on growth, mergers/acquisitions and post-close value creation opportunities. Prior to McKinsey, Roswig spent 12 years at the General Electric Company in a variety of finance and corporate development executive roles in the U.S., Germany, and China. 

 

 

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