Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Trink has served as Chief Executive Officer of FaZe since September 2018 and on its board of directors since August 2018. Prior to joining FaZe, Mr. Trink served as General Manager for artist-first label Lava Records from 2001 to 2005, and General Manager and COO of Virgin Records from 2005 to 2007, President of EMI Capitol Music Group, comprised of Capitol Records, Virgin Records, Blue Note Records and Astralwerks Records, from 2007 to 2008. He has worked with renowned artists such as Katy Perry, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Rolling Stones, Coldplay and Lenny Kravitz. Following his tenure at EMI, Mr. Trink was Principal Partner from 2009 to 2010 at entertainment company Prospect Park, then started his own artist management and marketing business, Dare Mighty Entertainment, where he worked with brands such as General Motors, Harley-Davidson and Jim Beam, and artists from Kid Rock to the historic Preservation Hall Jazz Band, from 2010 to 2018. Mr. Trink earned a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and a B.A. from S.U.N.Y. Albany.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Katz began his career as a music attorney with the Law Offices of Katz & Katz in Los Angeles from 1996 to 2001. From 2001 through 2005 Mr. Katz moved into music management, representing prominent artists, producers and songwriters. From 2006 through 2012 he co-founded and served as CEO of record label and music publishing company Beluga Heights in partnership with Sony Music and, later, Warner Brothers Records. Mr. Katz has since served as Executive Vice President, Chief Creative Officer, and then President of Records, Publishing and Operations of artist-centric, global music company BMG from 2012 to 2018. From 2019 through 2021, Mr Katz co-founded and served as CEO of music-tech investment fund Raised In Space Enterprises, which focuses on raising the value of music via investments in forward-thinking founders and technology. In 2022, he founded Carte Blanche, a music talent, content and technology company powered by transformative technology. Mr. Katz earned a J.D. from Loyola School of Law in Los Angeles and a B.A. from The University of Southern California.
Chief Legal Officer
Tamara Brandt has served as Chief Legal Officer and Head of Business and Legal Affairs at FaZe since March 2021. Ms. Brandt is responsible for legal and business affairs, human resources and facilities. In December 2021, Ms. Brandt was appointed to the board of directors of B. Riley Financial, Inc., which is an affiliate of BRPM and of B. Riley Securities, Inc. Prior to joining FaZe, Ms. Brandt was the Chief Legal Officer at Dreamscape Immersive, a leading location-based virtual reality company, from June 2017 to February 2021. She also served in the legal department of Computer Sciences Corporation, which later became Fortune 100 company DXC Technology, from November 2013 to June 2017; as General Counsel of ServiceMesh, Inc., an enterprise software company in the cloud management space, where she led fundraising and the sale of the company, from 2010 to 2013; as Managing Counsel at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., from 2007 to 2012; and at global law firms, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, from 2005 to 2007, and Jones Day LLP, from 2001 to 2005. Ms. Brandt brings experience in corporate securities, governance, finance, treasury, tax, executive compensation, emerging company matters and M&A transactions. Ms. Brandt earned a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School and a B.A. from Bluffington University.
Chief Strategy Officer
Kainoa Henry has served as Chief Strategy Officer of FaZe since 2020. Mr. Henry is responsible for overseeing all strategy at FaZe, working closely with FaZe’s co-founders to expand and steer the creative hub that informs FaZe’s strategic decisions, and maintain synergies between FaZe’s business operations and its brand identity and culture. Prior to joining FaZe, Mr. Henry served as Chief Creative Officer for professional three-on-three basketball league The Big3 from 2017 to 2018, and as Chief Creative Officer for Merry Jane, a media platform showcasing pop culture, business, politics and health for the new generation of destigmatized cannabis culture, from 2018 to 2020. Mr. Henry has helped manage superstar artists, including Snoop Dogg and many others, and helped to develop and grow several businesses, including lifestyle YouTube platform SKEE TV, contemporary streetwear line En Noir Clothing and Sol Republic Headphones.
Helen E. Webb
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Helen E. Webb, A.C.A., has served as interim Chief Financial Officer of FaZe since June 2022 and will continue to serve as FaZe’s principal financial and accounting officer until FaZe hires a Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining FaZe, Ms. Webb was self-employed as an independent consultant from January 2017 to April 2022, providing outsourced C-Suite solutions for investment management firms and registered and non-registered investment funds. From 2015 to 2016, Ms. Webb served as Chief Operating Officer and as a member of the board of directors of financial advisory firm Post Advisory Group, LLC, a subsidiary of Principal Financial Group, PLC. From 2003 to 2015, Ms. Webb served at various times as Managing Director, Principal and Head of Operations for the Funds Management Division at investment management, consulting and analytics group Wilshire Associates Inc. While at Wilshire, Ms. Webb also served as Treasurer, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of its 1940 Act investment funds, and as Alternate Director of its offshore Segregated Portfolio Companies. Prior to her time at Wilshire, Ms. Webb spent several years at investment company First Quadrant, serving as Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Portfolio Accounting of its London office and Associate Director of Performance Measurement and Special Projects in its Pasadena office. In 1995, Ms. Webb was qualified as a Chartered Accountant in England and Wales. Ms. Webb earned a B.A. (with Honors) in Accounting from the University of Kent, UK.