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Clive Downie is the CEO of the Americas and Europe for leading mobile entertainment company DeNA Co., Ltd. As CEO, he oversees DeNA’s mobile social game platform, Mobage West. Mobage West operates worldwide, excluding the key Asian territories of Japan, Korea, and China. Downie also manages DeNA’s Western third-party business and first-party studios including San Francisco-based ngmoco, New York City-based Freeverse, Santiago, Chile-based Atakama, Amsterdam-based Rough Cookie and Sweden-based Scattered Entertainment.
Downie joined DeNA in 2009. Prior to his current role, he helmed all third-party and first-party game development at DeNA’s San Francisco office, and managed DeNA’s internal studios throughout North America and Europe. Prior to that, Downie led marketing, live teams and revenue creation for the company.
Downie spent more than 15 years at Electronic Arts where he served as Vice President of Marketing, managing the FIFA Soccer business in both North America and Europe and the Need for Speed franchise in Europe. Downie also worked on leading videogame properties including Medal of Honor and Command & Conquer.
Additionally, Downie held management positions at Mattel, Inc where he led Hot Wheels Motorsports marketing with a specific focus on Formula One.
Tony Bartel is President of GameStop Corporation where he leads the company’s digital growth strategy. He has been instrumental in defining the company’s multichannel approach spearheading GameStop’s digital and online enterprises. Tony is also responsible for the Company’s recommerce initiatives.
He was the Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing from March 2007 until June 2010. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President of International Finance, a role he held since joining GameStop in 2005. Prior to GameStop, Bartel was Chief Administrative Officer for NCH Corporation from 2003 to 2005. From 1989 to 2003, he held various positions with PepsiCo and Yum Brands, Inc., including operational finance, strategic planning, controller and eventually Chief Financial Officer of Pizza Hut. Prior to 1989, Bartel held various positions with KPMG Peat Marwick.
Rick is a founding partner at Signia Venture Partners. He is an entrepreneur and investor with a passion for identifying new consumer trends and investment opportunities. As one of the most successful investors in the consumer space, Rick serves on the boards of Cie Studios, Post Release, Iddiction, Idle Games, Red Robot Labs, Rumble Entertainment, and Grow Mobile. Previously, Rick co-founded Funzio (acquired by GREE in 2012), Playdom (acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2010), Adify (acquired by Cox in 2008) and Flycast (IPO in 1999 and acquired by CMGI in 2000). He was the first engineer at Octel Communications (IPO in 1987 and sold to Lucent in 1997). Rick received a BS from UC, Santa Cruz and an MBA from the Wharton Business School.