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Drew Johnston

Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

President, Member Board of Directors, Open Gaming Alliance and Senior Director Technical Sales, Gaming, Digital River. North Carolina State grad

President, Member Board of Directors, Open Gaming Alliance and Senior Director Technical Sales, Gaming, Digital River. North Carolina State grad

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WizBang! Software Productions, Inc.
Delta Graphics, Inc


Open Gaming Alliance


President, Member Board of Directors Open Gaming Alliance September 2014 - present
Senior Director Technical Sales, Gaming Digital River May 2014 - present
VP Technology En Masse Entertainment February 2012 - September 2013
Principal Johnston Consulting March 2011 - February 2012
Director, Business Development, LIVE Business Strategy Microsoft March 2010 - September 2010
Group Program Manager, Games for Windows - LIVE Microsoft February 2009 - February 2010
Product Unit Manager, Windows Gaming Platform Development Microsoft November 2007 - February 2009
Group Program Manager (GPM), Games for Windows - LIVE Microsoft February 2006 - November 2007
Group Program Manager (GPM), Windows Gaming & Graphics Technology (WGGT) Microsoft October 2001 - February 2006
Group Manager for Content, RealArcade Real Networks October 2000 - September 2001
President, CTO, (co-founder) WizBang! Software Productions, Inc. August 1993 - September 2000
President Macintosh downtown Business Users Group (dBug) 1991 - 1992
Vice President, Director of Engineering, Advanced Simulation Bolt, Beranek and Newman 1986 - 1988
VP, Chief Operating Officer, (co-founder) Delta Graphics, Inc 1984 - 1986
Lead Engineer, Graphics R&D Group Boeing 1980 - 1984


North Carolina State University Computer Science 1976 - 1980

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  • • Games
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Payments

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Jason Robar
We worked together  •  CEO, Area 52 Games, Inc. and Game Industry Education and Startups Advisor, Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County.
Drew has worked as a startup found and worked within big companies. He can provide assistance on the big picture and the smaller details.
Jason Della Rocca
They're my friends  •  ICT Advisory Board Member, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) and Co-Founder / Indie Evangelist, Execution Labs.
With decades of experience, Drew has tremendous wisdom to share. Strategic thinking and strong leadership skills, make for great advisory ac ... tion!
Matthew Cook
We worked together  •  Co-Founder/Product and Business Development, Panopticon Laboratories. Previously Senior Product Manager, Guardian Analytics.
Drew is very well-connected in the online game development, publishing, and monetization communities, and has lots of knowledge about the ch ... allenges and opportunities in the modern, online game space. He's also a great communicator, is very pragmatic and no-nonsense, and would benefit any team he is a part of.
Jeff Hemenway
We worked together  •  Vice President, Americas, Unity Technologies. Previously Vice President and General Manager, Gaming, Digital River.
Drew is an industry veteran who understands game development and live operations. He is highly ethical, well connected and committed to fin ... ding strong and appropriate solutions.
Corey Rosemond
We worked together  •  Business Development Director, Plantronics. Previously Advisory Board Member, Pixiboard.
Drew has an expansive knowledge of video games and ecommerce as well as a positive, nurturing demeanor which should be start-up friendly and ... enable a team to learn from his experience.