John O’Connell

Consulting Executive

John supports DDM’s Los Angeles based Consulting Services. John’s expertise is leveraged by clients focused on navigating evolving business models, identifying aligned partnerships, and executing go-to-market tactics. He has guided and brought together Fortune 500 innovators like AT&T, Cisco, HP and P&G with Call of Duty, NBA 2K, Splinter Cell, and World of WarCraft.

John is an industry advocate who started his career in production with Tecmo around beloved franchises with teams shipping critically acclaimed games across console, portable, and mobile which led to opportunities serving clients including Nintendo, PlayStation and Riot Games while establishing an Omnicom agency’s gaming practice and his consultancy, knight’s path. John is an advisor to indies, startups, and ally advisor to 501c3 Women In Games International (WIGI).