James Daquino

Encino, CA

James M. Daquino is Founder and Investor at ESports Entertainment, LLC and SVP of IT at ICM Partners.

Mr. Daquino is an ITIL certified operations executive and technology entrepreneur with over twenty years of broad-based professional experience in creative problem-solving ability, strategic leadership, excellent technical, organizational and decision-making skills, and an extensive background in data center operations, back-office critical environments and infrastructure, and DevOps engineering.  

As a corporate technology professional, Mr. Daquino has built an exceptional career in various roles as a CIO, Enterprise Architect, and Program Executive for several Fortune 500 companies that include: Prudential, Interpublic Group (IPG), Warner Bros. Studios, The Walt Disney Company, Amgen, and Unisys. 

In addition to his corporate background, Mr. Daquino was also responsible for founding and investing in a number of early stage startups including some that he personally managed, was responsible for raising capital, and achieved successful exits leading to multi-million dollar returns for investors.

Mr. Daquino holds a B.S. in Management Science and Statistics from California State University, Northridge.