INNOVATION. PERFORMANCE. DEDICATION.
KontrolFreek is the leading developer of innovative gaming accessories that enhance the gaming experience and give gamers of all skill levels the competitive edge. KontrolFreek products are developed based on a careful study of ergonomics, ensuring each product also helps to reduce gamer fatigue, improving overall gaming comfort.
Each is carefully engineered to reduce force inputs while increasing player comfort, helping to improve accuracy and decrease reaction times. Don't think of it as cheating, think of it as an evolution (or maybe even a revolution) for your thumbs.
We are a company made up of gamers, just like you. We live for perfectly placed grenade kills, quick-scopes, no-scopes, Wager Matches and gratuitous dog tag collecting. We are fueled by our desire to win, the constant need to improve and plenty of caffeine. See some of our team below.
Proudly headquartered in Atlanta, GA, KontrolFreek® is the premier performance video gaming gear brand.
Best known for our FPS Freek® thumbstick line, we introduced the concept of extending your controller’s sticks for improved control and accuracy back in 2009. Since then, we’ve continued to develop high-quality products that improve the gaming experience and give gamers at all levels a competitive advantage. KontrolFreek uses ergonomics, innovative design and quality materials in our products to increase performance and comfort. Basically, it’s an evolution (or maybe even a revolution) for your gaming experience.
Our deep involvement with professional gamers, YouTubers, and our large FreekNation community allows us to collaborate on new ideas and create products gamers actually want and need. We support the continued growth of eSports through professional sponsorships and partner programs, and have longstanding relationships with some of the world’s top pro players and eSports organizations. Fittingly, all of our products are 100% tournament legal.
You can find our products online and worldwide in major retail stores such as GameStop, Best Buy, GAME UK and more.
President & CEO
Ashish Mistry is the President and CEO of KontrolFreek. Bringing more than 15 years of experience, Ashish has been with us since KontrolFreek begain as an industrial design project. Ashish earned his degree from Emory University and has been a leader and mentor in the Atlanta entrepreneurial scene ever since. Under his leadership, KontrolFreek has experienced some crazy growth from its humble beginnings in 2009, and has emerged as one of the fastest growing brands in the video games industry.
Ashish is also a managing partner at BLH Venture Partners, a private venture capital firm specializing in early-stage companies. When he’s not killing it as our CEO or Venture Capitalist, Ashish loves to work with non-profits, local ATL start-ups, and hang out with his two awesome kids and lovely wife.
- Favorite game: Forza
- Favorite KontrolFreek product: Speed Freek
V.P. OF MARKETING
Matt is VP of Marketing at KontrolFreek. A graduate of the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs), Matt is a native Atlantan who specializes in digital marketing, and has used his mad skills to grow and build brands – from startups to Fortune 500 entities. Matt has a passion for food, wine and New Orleans, and is a co-founder and board member of The Southern Food & Beverage Museum in New Orleans. When not at KontrolFreek, Matt can be found cycling or playing Super Smash Bros with his two young boys.
- Favorite video game: Destiny
- Favorite KontrolFreek product: KontrolFreek CQC Signature
V.P. of Strategy
Susannah leads strategy and product management for KontrolFreek, stepping up our product development game. Her background is in brand management, creative agencies and new ventures. Before joining KontrolFreek, she worked with some of America’s best-loved consumer brands and high-growth businesses, driving growth through marketing, sales tactics & more! Her two boys think that "Mommy has the coolest job," and Susannah can often be found hiking, working out, reading sci-fi and screaming encouragement at her kids' soccer games – though not all at once.
- Favorite video game - Galaga
- Favorite KontrolFreek product - CleanFreek, because she is one
Brandon was born in L.A. and started his adult life as an IT network engineer. He hated using the left side of his brain so much that he ditched IT and went back to school for graphic design at The Creative Circus. After working with some of the largest companies in the world, Brandon is now the Creative Director at KontrolFreek, where he knows our Pantone color off the top of his head and oversees design on all products, packaging and more! Brandon spends his spare time hanging out with his awesome wife and two dogs, riding his motorcycle and is the self-proclaimed king of the grill.
- Favorite video game: Call of Duty Black Ops III
- Favorite KontrolFreek product: FPS Freek Galaxy
Scott was born and raised in Louisiana, received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and his master’s degree from Seton Hall University. Scott got his start at Electronic Arts in Baton Rouge. He now manages operations for KontrolFreek and fills in as our beloved tech wizard, making sure we’re always WiFi connected and operating at tip-top shape. When he’s not at KontrolFreek, he loves to spend time with his family, cook and try out some new beers.
- Favorite video game – FIFA
- Favorite KontrolFreek Product – KontrolFreek Alpha
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Megan was born and raised in the Sunshine State and received her undergrad and graduate degrees from Savannah College of Art and Design. Megan has a serious love for all things digital and strategic - especially marketing - and has worked with everyone from startups to Fortune 500 companies to make their marketing dreams come true. Megan manages the day-to-day marketing efforts at KontolFreek to make sure we stay top of your mind. When she’s not at KontrolFreek, she loves to spend time with her family, running races and traveling the world.
- Favorite All-Time Video Game: FIFA
- Favorite KF product: KontrolFreek Alpha
ECOMMERCE MARKETING MANAGER
Chance is originally from Alabama and received his marketing degree from the University of Montevallo and his MBA from Mercer University. Before managing eCommerce at KontrolFreek, he worked for several companies in Atlanta managing email and other digital marketing channels. Outside of KontrolFreek, you're likely to see Chance reading about North Korea, shooting hoops and working on DIY projects around his house.
- Favorite video game - Mike Tyson's Punch Out - NES
- Favorite KontrolFreek product - Vortex
Alexa grew up in Ohio and made her way down to Clemson University (go Tigers!) for her undergraduate degree. Her background is in HR, but Alexa wears many hats for KontrolFreek, including social media maven and project coordinator extraordinaire. She can also often be seen repping KontrolFreek at gaming and industry events all around the U.S. When she’s not keeping us on track at the office, Alexa spends her free time dancing, working out, brunching and laying on a beach whenever she possibly can.
- Favorite video game: Crash Bandicoot
- Favorite KontrolFreek product: Futbol Freek
Chris is a Georgia native and earned his undergraduate degrees from Emory University. He’s been involved with the gaming industry since 2012 and is currently working to help grow the eSports and gaming entertainment scene here at KontrolFreek. When he's not working with YouTubers, streamers and pro-players, Chris is usually gaming with friends, or hands-deep in an engine or workshop DIY project.
- Favorite video game - Anything in the Zelda series
- Favorite KontrolFreek product – FPS Freek Galaxy
Amy is a Georgia native and received her BBA in management from Kennesaw State University. Previously, Amy worked at Aaron’s Corporate Office, but now she spends her time as the KontrolFreek Project Coordinator and general office go-to Wonder Woman. When she's not in the KontrolFreek office, Amy can be found spending time with her son, volunteering for Angels Among Us Pet Rescue or frolicking in the outdoors as much as possible.
- Favorite video game - Mario Kart
- Favorite KontrolFreek product - Vortex
DIGITAL MARKETING COORDINATOR
After growing up in Tuscaloosa, AL, Jason moved to Atlanta to earn a chemistry degree at Georgia Tech. Finding the minutiae of lab work horrifically boring, he switched gears and earned an MBA in marketing from Georgia State. He now manages email, analytics and advertising for KontrolFreek. A few of his favorite things include soccer, craft beer, his dogs, concerts and pork.
- Favorite All-Time Video Game: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time or Final Fantasy X
- Favorite KF product: Futbol Freek
RETAIL ACCOUNT MANAGER
Originally from Augusta GA, Amy attended the University of Georgia (hunker down Dawgs!), but likes to think of herself as a West Coast lady. She spent her early career in L.A. working in sales & marketing at Warner Music Group, and basically lived out everyone’s childhood dream of hanging out with rockstars on the reg. When she’s not at KontrolFreek, Amy enjoys cold beer, working out and chillin with her 2 dogs, one of which has a Mohawk.
- Favorite Game: Super Mario Bros, of course!
- Favorite KontrolFreek Product: CleanFreek
RETAIL MARKETING MANAGER
Growing up in Iowa, Trent spent his snow days playing Metal Gear Solid, Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, and Mario Kart. He fled the Midwest winters and graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005. After a 10-year stint with a major retail company, Trent joined KontrolFreek where he now works with retail account partners to help bring KontrolFreek products to shelves around the globe. When not at KontrolFreek, he spends his time hanging out with his wife, new baby girl and their dog (and still tries to squeeze in time for movies and video games, because priorities).
- Favorite Video Game – Super Mario 64
- Favorite KontrolFreek product - FPS Freek Galaxy
Julia hails from Tennessee (YeeHaw!) and received her PR degree from the University of Alabama in 2013 (Roll Tide). Before taking over PR, communications and media relations for KontrolFreek, she worked at a global PR firm for several major tech accounts, including HP. When she's not at KontrolFreek, Julia can be found practicing yoga, drinking a glass of wine and unsuccessfully teaching her dog to play fetch.
- Favorite video game - Farmville
- Favorite KontrolFreek product – KontrolFreek Alpha
Director of Product Development
Born and raised an Ohio State Buckeye, it only took Matt 37 years to realize that he can be a super fan without enduring the miserable Ohio weather. Before moving to sunny Atlanta, Matt worked as an engineer in the consumer electronics industry, designing a variety of products, from laptop computers to flat screen tv’s. Matt has 20+ years of experience living and working around the world, and he brings his know-how to KontrolFreek as the Director of Product Development. In his free time, in addition to his obsession with everything Ohio State football, Matt likes to pretend he is a great golfer.
- Favorite video game - Uncharted Series
- Favorite KontrolFreek product – KontrolFreek Grips
Connie graduated from Brenau University with a Studio Art degree. She finally landed at KontrolFreek after taking a journey through jobs in kids’ theater, multimedia, a group home for at-risk youth and as an insurance adjuster. She currently serves as eCommerce coordinator working with KontrolFreek’s presence on Amazon and eBay. She’s a Futurama obsessed DragonCon enthusiast, and reps her Peruvian culture by quoting Emperor’s New Groove as often as possible.
- Favorite Game: Left 4 Dead
- Favorite KontrolFreek Product: KontrolFreek Grips
Carlos holds a BFA in graphic design from Georgia State University and has worked with various companies, ranging from boutique agencies to start-ups. When he’s not designing at KontrolFreek, Carlos can be found skateboarding around Atlanta and digging around local comic shops, as well as diving into video games and conversation on the podcast, Arcadio.
- Favorite Game: Red Dead Redemption
- Favorite KontrolFreek Product: KontrolFreek Alpha and FPS Freek Galaxy combo
Charles grew up in north Georgia before cruising over to Berry College for his undergrad degree in PR and communications. Charles is a serious jack of all trades, having done everything from working as a stone mason to managing projects at a large company. He crossed paths with KontrolFreek in 2015 and has been having a blast with our customers in our customer engagement team ever since. Charles loves stand-up comedy and is a hard-core gamer. His great joy in life involves keeping up with the next big game launch.
- Favorite Video Game - Borderlands 2
- Favorite KontrolFreek Product - Purple Galaxy
Jay hails from Texas and received his degree in graphic design from Valencia College in Orlando. Before joining the design team for KontrolFreek, he worked as a graphics tutor for Valencia College and a jack-of-all-trades for Mama’s Sauce Print Shop. When he’s not at KontrolFreek, Jay can be found reading comics, playing banjo or roaming the outdoors.
- Favorite Game: Halo 3
- Favorite KontrolFreek Product: FPS Freek Galaxy (white)
Mitchell was born in Macon, GA and moved to Atlanta in 2012 to get his BBA in Marketing from Georgia State University. While interning at college, Mitchell kept it cool by shredding it on the guitar with his band, The Georgia Flood. Now, Mitchell is the Customer Engagement Coordinator at KontrolFreek, where he chats with the FreekNation daily to ensure you get a stellar customer experience. In his free time, he likes to play music in the Atlanta area at various venues.
- Favorite Game: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- Favorite KontrolFreek Product: CQC