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Brett Close

Advisor Austin, Texas Area, US

SVP Engineering & General Manager, Wargaming.net. Previously Vice President of Global Technology, frog design.

SVP Engineering & General Manager, Wargaming.net. Previously Vice President of Global Technology, frog design.

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The University of Texas at Austin

Positions

Executive Board of Advisors for UT Austin's GAMMA Program (Games and Mobile Media Applications) The University of Texas at Austin December 2015 - present
SVP Engineering & General Manager Wargaming.net March 2013 - present
Vice President of Global Technology frog design October 2010 - March 2013
University of Kansas University of Kansas College of EECS Engineering Advisory Board January 2012 - January 2013
President and CEO 38 Studios March 2007 - August 2009
Studio Director / Global Production Director Midway Games - Austin October 2005 - March 2007
VP of R&D Unitime Systems, Boulder CO July 2004 - August 2005
Sr. Development Director Electronic Arts - Los Angeles January 2001 - July 2003
Studio GM / Sr. Producer VR1 / Jaleco Entertainment March 2000 - December 2001
Technical Director / Sr. Engineer VR1 Entertainment August 1997 - March 2000
Senior Engineer / Project Lead / TD Devil's Thumb / DMA Design August 1996 - August 1997

Education

University of Kansas EECS August 1994 - May 1996
University of Munich German Language and Literature
Universit├Ąt Dortmund / University of Dortmund Chemical Engineering

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Smart Home
  • • Travel
  • • Music
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Robotics
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Fitness
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film

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Aaron Snyder
They're my friends  •  CEO/COO and co-Founder, DOMAIN OMS and Consultant and Founder (Executive responsibilities), From The Source, LLC.
Brett is a great entrepreneur. He is extremely bright, explains complex scenarios in basic understandable terms and is an incredible people ... person/leader.
Frank Roan
They're my friends  •  Founder & CEO, HookBang. Previously President, Birch Tree Group.
Brett is a smart, experienced, sharp guy. He knows what he is talking about and is worth listening to.
Philip Holt
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Canvs and Co Founder & CEO, SPLYT.
Brett is great with people, deeply understands technology, and knows how to build teams that can excel at scale.
Gordon Walton
They're my friends  •  President, Stealth startup. Previously VP, Executive Producer, Playdom.
Brett is a knowledgable, can-do guy, with a wealth of experience in managing engineering organizations and delivering complex products.

Aaron Snyder
They're my friends  •  CEO/COO and co-Founder, DOMAIN OMS and Consultant and Founder (Executive responsibilities), From The Source, LLC.
Aaron is a critical thinker and energetic connector, with keen insights on market disruptors and customer demands.

Philip Holt
Co-Founder, Canvs and Co Founder & CEO, SPLYT.
Philip is an insatiable learner and holds unique perspective on leveraging emerging technologies to address market demands.