Steve is CEO of PUG Interactive, an award-winning company that helps enterprises build and restore the brand-customer relationship using gameplay principles and advanced technologies. Founded in 2008, PUG Interactive offers a complete, end-to-end approach to get large communities active and engaged — creating fun, playful places that foster and measure community identity, reputation, and status.
Steve has 20+ years of direct experience in the video game industry, having designed and produced several AAA games for Disney Interactive, Electronic Arts , Sega, and Ubisoft that have generated sales in excess of $650 million. In 2006, he became the founding President and CEO of Hothead Games, winner of the Canadian New Media Association’s award for “Most Promising New Company of 2007.”
He has spoken at a variety of premier events, including Game Developer’s Conference (San Jose, California), South by Southwest (Austin, Texas), SIGGRAPH, Juarez Competitiva (Mexico), Banff New Media Festival, GameON Finance (Toronto, Ontario), GDCNext (Los Angeles, California), Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum (Hong Kong), Interface Summit, and several others.