Mr. Kozko has served as our Chief Executive Officer since January 2020 and has served as Executive Chairman since December 2020. A technology entrepreneur and author of more than two dozen patents, Mr. Kozko joined Motorsport Games from its parent company, Motorsport Network in January 2020, having held the positions of Senior VP of Operations and then COO at Motorsport Network since November 2018. Prior to joining Motorsport Network in January 2018, Mr. Kozko was the CEO of Ultracast, a live 360˚ video and virtual reality platform, and President of IC Realtime, a digital surveillance manufacturer, from February 2014 to November 2018. Mr. Kozko still currently serves as a member of the board of IC Realtime. Mr. Kozko formerly served as the President and Director of Net Element, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETE), a global technology and value-added solutions group that supports electronic payments acceptance in a multi-channel environment, from December 2010 until February 2014 after taking Net Element public and completing the acquisition and integration of Unified Payments, a provider of transaction processing services and payment enabling technologies that was recognized by Inc. Magazine as the fastest growing private company in the United States in 2012.
Mr. Hood has served as our President since April 2019. Mr. Hood has also served as President of Motorsport Games Limited, our UK subsidiary, since February 2020 and as a director of 704Games since September 2018. Previously, Mr. Hood served as Head of Esports for Autosport Media UK Limited, a subsidiary of Motorsport Network, from July 2018 to March 2019. Prior to joining Motorsport Network, Mr. Hood served as Executive Producer at Dovetail Games, a UK-based producer of digital hobbies, from September 2016 to May 2018 and as a Creative Director from December 2014 to September 2016. Mr. Hood was employed at Codemasters, a British video game developer and publisher, as Creative Director from November 2011 to December 2013 and as Chief Game Designer from March 2009 to November 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Hood was Design Manager at Ideaworks Game Studio, a British video game developer, from August 2006 to October 2008 and a Senior Designer at renowned British developer Lionhead Studios Limited from 2004 to 2006. He also has held various positions as Design Director and Design Manager with other video game producers. Mr. Hood is a BAFTA award winning developer (Best Simulation, The Movies and Best Sports Game, Formula One 2010) with particular expertise in building creative teams and designing and managing the development of complex video game projects and services.
Jonathan New has served as our Chief Financial Officer since January 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. New was Chief Financial Officer of Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK), an owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle charging equipment and networked electric vehicle charging services, from July 2018 to January 2020. Prior to Blink Charging Co., Mr. New was Chief Financial Officer of Net Element, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETE), a global technology and value-added solutions group that supports electronic payments acceptance in a multi-channel environment, from 2008 to July, 2018. He has a career of leading rapidly growing businesses through levels of increasing success, with experience in directing strategies in accounting, operations, financial planning and analysis, information technology, human resources, mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”), taxation and investor relations. Mr. New obtained his BS in Accounting from Florida State University and began his career with Accenture. He is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.