Well folks, another day, another despot spotlight on a Wargaming employee. This time, we’re going to the meat and potatoes on the matter: Finance.
Now, we’ve done several stories on the questionable if not outright bullshit tactics Wargaming have employed since day one and we’ve had a guest author pen a few as well, but this one is a spotlight on the one man that’s run it all since 2015, when shit really hit the fan.
Now, to refresh us on a few things, here’s the Layman’s timetable on Wargaming’s so called “success” from a financial standpoint:
- April 12th, 2011 – game launched in EU and NA.
- November 2nd, 2011 – Wargaming listed on Cyprus Stock Exchange.
- April 30th, 2013 – Wargaming files last financial report it would ever file.
- November 1st, 2013 – Wargaming buys 30% stock in Hellenic Bank after it had been shut down and assets frozen.
- May 24th, 2014 – Wargaming stocks frozen by Cyprus Stock Exchange for failure to file any year ending financial reports for 2013.
- January 13th, 2015, after a year of teams of lawyers hired by Wargaming battling and postponing court hearings, Wargaming is delisted from Cyprus Stock Exchange permanently.
- September 18th, 2015 Andrew Tinney, a disgraced, banned executive from England is hired as CFO
So that ‘s about it in a nutshell, folks. They burned through every financial option they could very, very quickly. In just a matter of 4 years, they managed to essentially get completely kicked out of the reputable financial world.
So what did they do then? Well, they hired a guy just like them: a guy that had literally been kicked out of the entire reputable financial world, Mr. Andrew Tinney, to be their new CFO.
So who is this asshat and what’s his story?
Well, believe it or not, he fits right in at Wargaming because he’s EXACTLY like them. That is to say, he’s a fucking crook. Here’s his Linkedin in part:
Now, at first glance, that would SEEM like an impressive resume, would it not? Well, it is UNTIL you start putting together all the bullshit that went down at every single one of his major jobs.
While at Deutsch Bank, a scheme of laundering Russian money was going on, and there he is the Chief Financial Officer. Well how ’bout that shit, folks? After the financial collapse when it was all investigated, Deutsche Bank would wind up being fined 10 BILLION fucking dollars!
Needless to say, his ass was gone from there immediatley after the collapse. So where did he go? Straight to fucking Barclays. And what the fuck happened at Barclays? Well, that is referred to as the Libor Scandal. You can read the wiki on it as I’ll not get into the entire debacle here. In short, Barclay’s was manipulating interest rates and pocketing the fucking money. In other words: FRAUD.
Now, the short on it is this: When the United States was investigating Barclays, Barclays decided to take action, so they put Andrew Tinney in charge of procuring a report from an independent source. Well, when that independent source gave Tinney the report, it was a rather scathing review on the higher ups at Barclays. So Tinney, rather than enter the report in the companies IT system and let it go to those who were supposed to get it, decided to torch it.
HE FUCKING TORCHED THE REPORT! Shredded that fucker. Up in smoke it goes. Got rid of it. COMPLETELY.
And then what happened?
You got it: Barclays got hammered. They got fined roughly a half billion fucking dollars. Most of the higher ups resigned before all the shit went down and were banned from banking.
Now get this: Andrew Tinney was BANNED FROM EVER HOLDING AN EXECUTIVE POSITION AGAIN.
Some creative reading:
- Andrew Tinney destroys report on executives at Barclays.
- Andrew Tinney secretly recorded admitting to destroying report.
- Andrew Tinney appeals ban.
So he then moves on to KPMG in January of 2014, right about the same time Wargaming is fighting off regulators and trying to remain listed on the Cyprus Stock Exchange. So what happened at KPMG?
You got it! MORE SCANDAL!
So he goes all the way to Asia because he can’t work as an executive anywhere in Western Europe or North America and takes part in the same fucking shit. Un-god-damned-believeable.
If any of us regular folks had done half this shit, we’d have been in jail for 20 years.
So, after all that, after having your name and scandal and huge fines and corruption and money laundering and market manipulation being synonymous YOUR ENTIRE FUCKING CAREER, where do you wind up getting a job?
WARGAMING AS THEIR CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER!
A POSITION HE CAN’T EVEN LEGALLY HOLD ANYWHERE IN THE CIVILIZED WORLD!!!
Can you believe this mother-fucking shit?
Of course you can. We all can. We’ve seen nothing out of Wargaming but this exact same bullshit since day one.
And you wonder why Wargaming is such a shit, money-grabbing, underhanded, fraud laced company…look who they fucking hire!