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Rod Swanson

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Managing Director, Swanson Consulting LLC. Formerly Senior Director Brand Marketing, Electronic Arts, Vice President, G&G Communications.

Managing Director, Swanson Consulting LLC. Formerly Senior Director Brand Marketing, Electronic Arts, Vice President, G&G Communications.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In

Positions

Managing Director Swanson Consulting LLC April 2013 - present
Consultant CollabWorks June 2013 - June 2015
Senior Director Brand Creative Electronic Arts (EA) September 1992 - December 2012
Creative Director MediaShare September 1991 - August 1992
Vice President Graphics G&G Designs/Communcations August 1983 - September 1991

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Financial Services
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Animation • Game development • Video production • Creative Direction • Mobile Games • Video Games

Key Accomplishments

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Marc Aubanel
Director of DMAE, Louisiana State University. Previously Academic Director for The School of Media Arts, The Art Institute of Vancouver.
Rod, was solely responsible for organizing all teams at Electronic Arts to present at the E3 trade show. This was a huge undertaking and wa ... s involved with convincing very busy teams to do work that they did not have time to do. Rod was very patient, an amazing planner and was instrumental at pulling disparate elements from around the world to make a huge public splash. Rod was also instrumental in EA's branding strategy at the time.
Kimberly Salzer
General Management executive with expertise in e-commerce, interactive entertainment, digital consumer products and services.
Laura Bryant
We worked together  •  Realtor, Keller Williams Peninsula Estates and Owner, From The Heart Music. University of California, Los Angeles grad.
Rod is extremely intelligent. He is driven and well organized He is very bright and is extremely responsive. He is a creative and resourcefu ... l problem solver. He has great energy and is passionate about ideas and teamwork.


Patrick O'Brien
We worked together  •  Vice President, EA Entertainment, Electronic Arts. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Rod brings a tremendous amount of experience, tenaciousness and thoughtfulness to every project he works on, and was always great at rallyin ... g his team at EA. I always loved working with Rod at EA

Tiffany Spencer
We worked together  •  VP Marketing and Communications, Bessemer Venture Partners and Launch Strategy / Marketing Communications Consultant, Kickstarter.
Tiffany has a unique combination of experience in large and small, startups and the skills and personal character to build another.

Laura Bryant
Realtor, Keller Williams Peninsula Estates and Owner, From The Heart Music. University of California, Los Angeles grad.
Laura is a great entrepreneur in the real estate biz. Just one of her many innovations are her Twilight Tour invitations and events that sho ... wcase client properties in a unique and beautiful way. A real win-win for working professionals and her clients.