Tom Koning

Head of Recruiting at Skillz Inc.

San Francisco, CA

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Aug 2014 - Present

Skillz Inc.

Head of Recruiting

Skillz is driving the future of entertainment by accelerating the convergence of sports, video games and media for an exploding mobile-first audience worldwide. The company’s platform empowers mobile game developers and players with democratized access to fun, fair and skill-based competition for real prizes, shifting the paradigm to make eSports accessible to anyone, anywhere with a mobile device. Skillz helps developers build multi-million dollar game franchises by turning content into competitive social gaming properties for the world’s 2.6 billion gamers. The company has already worked with 13,000 game developers, leveraging its patented technology to host over 800 million tournaments for 18 million players worldwide. Skillz was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies and CNBC Disruptor 50 (for the second time). In 2018, Skillz was listed as one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies. In 2017, Inc. Magazine ranked Skillz the No. 1 fastest-growing private company in America. The company is backed by leading venture capitalists, media companies, and professional sports luminaries, ranging from Liberty Global, Accomplice, Wildcat Capital, Telstra Ventures, and a founder of Great Hill Partners to the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets, and Sacramento Kings.

Aug 2012 - Jul 2014

Division Lead - Big Data/Analytics and Lead Recruiter

VonChurch, Inc. is the leading recruiting firm specialized in helping digitally focused companies evolve. Founded in San Francisco in August 2008, VonChurch is representative of the full spectrum of the digital industry. * Built and led a 4 person big data and analytics division * Led new business development and client relations for VonChurch’s digital media and data practices. * Clients included Beats by Dre, Apple and LinkedIn


Jul 2008 - Mar 2012

University of the Pacific


Team Captain for NCAA Division I Water Polo team 2011 All American


2008 - 2012

University of the Pacific - Eberhardt School of Business

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Business Administration and Management, General

Poway High School

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