EVP New Business Development
John Sutyak has been an executive in the video game industry for over 20 years and has been involved in gaming for over 25. He has designed, sourced and acquired games, licenses, brands and businesses throughout some of the most dynamic periods in the digital game business.
Since joining DDM in 2009, John has been responsible for sourcing and creating relationships between companies, exceptional talent, and brands in the game and entertainment industry. His ability to identify and bring together parties with corresponding creative and business goals is the core of his strength. He leads his clients in creating unique business and finance strategy with a focus on investment and funding, informed by his experience and spirit of entrepreneurship.
John was one of the founding members of Hasbro Interactive (HI), the interactive gaming arm of Hasbro Corporation serving as Chief Creative Officer, establishing vision and new product direction. He forged company-wide acquisitions and managed relationships with major licensors in the entertainment industry as he led the division to more than $250 million in annual sales. He led HI in the acquisition of Atari and was involved in the purchase of Microprose as well as other publishers, brands and development studios.
John has served on the board of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) and collaborated in the creation of the D.I.C.E. Summit, a preeminent gaming conference for executives.LinkedIn