A company's success rises or falls on the aptitudes, but also very much on the attitudes, of its people.

Companies with fearful, confused or aimless workers – no matter how talented – are destined to fail.

Companies with team members who are excited, informed and working together have every chance to excel and exceed expectations.

The best medicine for a company struggling to get started, or to move to the next level, often lies within the working relationships in the company.
Meet the Expert

About Tom

  • 35 yearin interactive entertainment starting and operating successful publisher/development companies and corporate divisions
  • Professor at University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and Simon Fraser University on The Business and Management of Interactive Entertainment
  • Founder/CEO/GM of EA Partners, Three-Sixty Pacific and Accolade Entertainment
  • Game of the Year awards for Journey, Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield 2

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Experience

Executive Chairman • Tilting Point
Jun, 2011 — Present
  • Tilting Point is a new generation games partner for top independent development studios in the rapidly growing mobile and tablet markets.
  • Focused on tactical and strategic implementation, Board leadership, and partnerships with elite development talent.       
Consultant to Board of Directors • Bally Technologies
Aug, 2004 — Dec, 2016
  • Advises on transitioning to a digital gaming model featuring their prized casino franchises, both into online and mobile applications.    
Board Member • EA International
Oct, 2006 — May, 2013
  • Electronic Arts International Board
Chairman • thatgamecompany
Jan, 2010 — Mar, 2012
  • Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences 2013 D.I.C.E. "Game of the Year" award winner.   
SeniorVice President and General Manager • Electronic Arts Partners
Sep, 1997 — Jan, 2007
  • Founded EA Partners Business Development and Production Division
  • Aggregate revenue of $5B through 2017
  • Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield 2 won "Game of the Year" awards in 2003 and 2006     
CEO • Three-Sixty Pacific, Inc.
Mar, 1987 — Nov, 1996
  • Founder and CEO
  • New development and publishing enterprise focused on military and combat simulations    
CEO • Accolade Entertainment
Nov, 1984 — Feb, 1987
  • Co-Founder and CEO
  • Leading developer/publisher when the computer gaming market was beginning a strong uptrend with C64, Apple II and PC   
Vice President • Harman International Industries
Jun, 1970 — Jun, 1984
  • Vice President, North American Marketing and Sales
  • Consumer electronics audio with the brands JBL, Harman-Kardon and Infinity Systems    
CT2/NCO • United States Navy
Oct, 1968 — Jun, 1970
Top Secret Cryptographic Clearance in communications intelligence

Education

California State University-Northridge
BA, Music, Performance, 1968

Boards

Androbot, Accolade, Three-Sixty, EA International, thatgamecompany

Academia

  • University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, Endowed Chair, taught course on The Business and Management of Interactive Entertainment (2006-2013).
  • Simon Fraser University, Strategic Education Executive, taught course on The Business and Management of Interactive Entertainment  (2007-2011).
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