David Bialek

David Bialek is an award winning, multi-exit entrepreneur in the sports, entertainment, media and digital media markets. With over 3 years of experience, Dave has built numerous organizations as well as, led sales and marketing initiatives for some of the world’s largest sports and entertainment properties, including the national basketball association, major league baseball, NCAA basketball and football, Esports (competitive video gaming), and management of digital content creators.

In his latest endeavor, Dave founded and recently sold his startup esports and influencer company REKTGlobal to Infinite Reality for almost $500 million dollars. Before its sale, REKT established one of the most successful digital generation businesses by targeting those for whom entertainment, sports and media is consumed primarily on digital platforms. REKT created a universally admired global esports organization, with franchises in League o Legends’ LEC (Rogue) and the Call of Duty League (London Royal Ravens). REKT also acquired and built, TalentX Management which manages some of the most successful creators on platforms like TikTok, YouTube and Twitch.

As a sports and entertainment marketing and media specialist, Dave has spearheaded the creation of multiple advertising platforms in the place-based, streaming media and sports advertising space. Bialek is credited with building two groundbreaking initiatives in collegiate sports. First, he led a sales team to create an advertising network on field goal nets in over 60 NCAA schools. “The Field Goal Net Program” remains Allstate’s tent-pole sports platform after more than 15 years. Second, he invented the “Basket Profile” position on NCAA and NBA basket stanchions, which is widely considered to be the most impactful advertising position in all of sports. State Farm was the program’s initial and primary sponsor and remains as such today. For this pursuit, Dave became the recipient of the prestigious Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award in April 2009.