Experienced executive available to help you on consulting basis. Objective, confidential. A few hours or entire project. Your site or remote. Affordable rates, open to equity! 

GM-level strategist, team-level hands-on troubleshooter and deliverer of results!  I'm expert in product development, the videogames industry, app creation, business strategy and development, software production and process, gamification, technology, product design and more!

My clients are startups and big corporations  including videogame publishers, game development studios, beverage brands, insurance companies, app developers, VR/AR device manufacturers, toy companies, vfx/animation studios etc.  I only work with a few clients at a time so please contact me for my availability!

 

 
 

Assignments undertaken for clients have included:

  • One-off consulting assignments such as:
    • Assisting with complex projects as an objective troubleshooter & problem solver to help get back on track;
    • Objective review of an app or game project at a critical stage, providing a written assessment and recommendations;
    • helping devise a strategy to market;
    • Training teams on effective software development process including soft-skills needed for management of creative and technical personnel;
    • Ideation to help brands develop innovative apps, digital applications and game opportunities;
  • Longer term assignments including:
    • Representing clients as Executive Producer of their project with a 3rd party developer, publisher, licensee or licensor;   
    • managing a games product with a 3rd-party; finding suitable developers;
    • Helping startups with advice and hands-on assistance as needed;
    • Setting up live operations for apps including data-driven pipelines, customer service etc;
    • Business development and franchise planning;
  • ...and more! If I can't help, I can usually recommend someone that can!

Check out the rest of this site and my LinkedIn profile for more details about my experience! The only things you won't find here are current projects and work covered by client NDA.

I have been fortunate to have been making digital entertainment for more than twenty-five years, building teams and studios, designing games, managing products "hands-on" from initial concept through funding, development and live operation. I recently started up my own businesses, prior to which I spent almost 10 years at the World's #1 videogame company, Electronic Arts; I was a VP in the mobile group, General Manager of their Salt Lake and Raleigh/Durham development & production studios, and Executive Producer of many hit games for EA and EA SPORTS.

As a practicing game development executive, I make my expertise and experience available on a consulting basis too - I'm an expert trouble-shooter of software products, an expert in game development process and practice, team building and management, design, brands wanting a digital strategy and more.  I have helped many non-gaming brands and companies also with advice on product strategy and mobile strategy.

If you need some help in any of these areas, please do get in contact.

The rest of this site details my career, projects I have worked on, random thoughts and more as I get time!

Cheers!  

                                       - Jon Dean