Livestreaming tech platform StreamElementshas named Twitch's ex-global PR director as its new head of communications.
Chase will take charge of global communications for the company, which includes PR and customer relations. He'll report to StreamElements CEO Doron Nir.
The PR vet spent a strong six years over at streaming giant Twitch, where he has been since the platform's inception. For a time, Chase was responsible for all of Twitch's global communication and PR.
Prior to his time there, spent 13 years as media relations director at Access Communications. During that role, Chase worked on hardware launches for brands including Sega, PlayStation, and Disney Interactive, overseeing launches for huge products such as the DreamCast and PlayStation Vita.
“Chase’s public relations work was integral to Twitch, where he took them from startup through their acquisition by Amazon, to building out their global presence on the communications front,” said StreamElements CEO Doron Nir.
“Given his in-depth knowledge of the content creator space and our shared belief in live streaming as the future of entertainment, he was the ideal choice to help elevate StreamElements presence in the industry.”
Chase also added: "I was attracted to StreamElements since their suite of tools for streamers has played a pivotal role in transforming live content creation from a hobby into an occupation,”
“Because the DNA of the brand is rooted in empowering creators, including many of the top streamers, StreamElements’ vision is perfectly aligned with my passion for helping the scene thrive. It’s the era of creators as small businesses and I want to help tell the success side of that story.”