Need an experienced executive but can't afford one full-time? Software project problems?  Let me help. Expert troubleshooter. People, process, business setup & planning, critical stage reviews, milestone planning, schedule analysis, production planning, publishing strategy and more! Objective, confidential. A few hours or entire project. Flexible rates. 

I only work with a few clients at a time so please contact me for my availability!


Making successful games and apps is a highly complex process, and managing that process effectively is what I do.  From initial idea, through team building, design, development, launch and live service into the hands of consumers.  

I'm a seasoned software development executive that offers my experience to you on a consultancy basis, a few hours as needed or managing the whole thing; at your site or remotely, short or long term assignments. I have worked on AAA console and live service freemium games for major publishers, built teams, run studios and I run my own indie app dev business.

Assignments undertaken for clients have included:

  • One-off consulting assignments such as a review of an app or game project at a critical stage, providing a written assessment and recommendations;
  • Helping startups with advice and hands-on help as needed;
  • Longer term assignments including representing clients as Executive Producer of their project with a 3rd party developer, publisher, licensee or licensor;
  • Setting up live operations for apps including data-driven pipelines, customer service etc;
  • Training teams on effective software development process for console or mobile apps;
  • Assisting clients with complex projects as an objective troubleshooter & problem solver to help get back on track;
  • Briefing board members on the risks and opportunities in free-to-download mobile applications;
  • Creative ideas to help brands develop innovative apps, digital applications and non-game opportunities;
  • Business development and franchise planning;
  • Assisting clients in negotiating technical legal language, delivery structure and milestones with game or mobile app partners;
  • ...and more! If I can't help, I can usually recommend someone that can!

I support clients at their sites around the world as well as remotely from my office, based on their needs.  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 other 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!


                                       - Jon Dean