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Ari Evans


Ari Evans is the CEO and founder of LA-based tech company Maestro Interactive, developers of Maestro, the innovative white-label engagement and analytics platform.  There he guides the company’s mission to help enterprise live streamers create experiences fans love while capturing robust data insights for a deep understanding of their audiences. Bringing extensive experience in business, media, and technology, Ari oversees the company’s strategic direction, expansion, and operations of products and partnerships.  His efforts include developing groundbreaking strategies to penetrate the explosive esports and gaming industry and has been integral to onboarding enterprise titans PlayStation, Microsoft, ESL and many more. Ari’s career accomplishments include leading Maestro’s win in the 2017 Manatt Digital eSports Startup Launchpad and recognition as a finalist in the 2017 Digital Entertainment World, 2017 Midemlab, 2016 SXSW Accelerator, and 2016 NFL 1st & Future.  

Prior to Maestro, Ari served as a product manager at Zynga, where he integrated Fortune 100 brands into CityVille, the most popular game on Facebook during his tenure.  At Zynga, Ari designed and proposed new game features balancing fun, gameplay, and revenue using data-driven analytics.  He also sharpened his business development skills managing the integration of brands into CityVille, including Coca-Cola, McDonald's, NCAA, Michael Bublé and more. Before Zynga, he worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs, where he developed strategies for improved controls and management of global market data spend. Ari holds an M.S. in Management Science from Stanford and a B.S. in Information Science from Cornell.

Company Profile: 
Maestro provides a white-label platform for enterprise live streamers to own, engage, and monetize their audiences. The software focuses on engagement tools that drive actions at key moments while capturing user data to be used in analytics and marketing campaigns. Customers include Microsoft, PlayStation, E3, ESL, Capcom, WB Games, ELEAGUE, Dreamhack, Blizzard Entertainment, Coachella, The GRAMMY Awards and more. Maestro has participated in startup accelerators 500 Startups’ Dojo and Stanford University’s StartX. The company won the 2017 Manatt Digital eSports Startup Launchpad and was recognized as a finalist in a variety of competitions including 2017 Digital Entertainment World, 2017 Midemlab, 2016 SXSW Accelerator, and 2016 NFL 1st & Future (hosted by TechCrunch and Stanford). To learn more, visit www.maestro.io.