Curriculum Vitae

Garry E. Kitchen
http://www.garrykitchen.com

EDUCATION 

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 1980
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey
Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society, 1979-1980
Engineering Merit Scholarship - Matsushita Corp, 1978-1979

AFFILIATIONS

AIAS - Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences
IGDA - International Game Developers Association
IEEE - Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
Board of Advisors - National Video Game Museum
Board of Advisors - Fairleigh Dickinson University School of the Arts
BOSSLEVEL - The Worlds' Top 100 Game Developers (by invitation only)
Elite Expert for IMS Expert Services, Pensacola, Florida   
Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society
Gerson Lehrman Group Councils
Guidepoint Global (FNA Vista Research - Society of Industrial Leaders)
Coleman Research Group

EXPERIENCE

  • Conceived and led development of Nickelodeon’s AddictingGames mobile app for iOS, which rose to #1 in the Apple app store within 72 hours of launch, becoming the most downloaded app in Viacom’s history.
  • 30 years of technical management experience running game development companies, with an unmatched 14 years of management experience in Internet gaming.
  • Leading Expert Witness for the video game industry, with over 30 years of experience in technical consulting on patent infringement, copyright, software development, and business issues for clients such as Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment, Zynga, Activision, Taito, and Hasbro.
  • Strategic business planning - a history of anticipating and influencing industry trends with pioneering initiatives:
  • Hands-on technical and creative experience in all genres of game development, including console, PC retail and download, online, mobile and dedicated electronic.
  • Expertise in developing comprehensive business plans, with application toward raising investment capital, either through IPO or private equity investment.
  • Recognized as an industry expert in online gaming by numerous trade conferences, including Digital Hollywood, iMedia Breakthrough, GDC, CES, Gamer Technology Conference, Casual Game Conference, Advertising in Games conference, DMEXPO, VNU Digital Marketing conference, National Cable Show.
  • Experience in dealing with broadcast and print media, including CNBC, ABC Eyewitness News, CNN, Good Morning Atlanta, The Today Show and various consumer and trade publications.
  • Personally developed video game software products generating career retail sales in excess of $350 million.
  • Co-founded Skyworks Technologies, Inc., an industry pioneer in Advergames - sponsorship-supported video games used as advertising vehicles.  Skyworks was named a Top 50 Interactive Agency by Advertising Age for the years 2003 and 2004.  Skyworks' client list included Nabisco/Kraft Foods, BMW, Toyota, Ford, PepsiCo, Campbell's, Fox Sports, CBS, Mattel, Weather Channel, Microsoft Network, Yahoo!, Miller Brewing Company, GlaxoSmithKline and MTV.
  • Developed strategy and business plan for the Casual Games Network (CGN), Skyworks' initiative applying dynamic in-game advertising to online casual games, partnering with Massive Incorporated.
  • Co-founded Absolute Entertainment, Inc., console game publisher licensed by Nintendo, Sega, Sony, 3DO and Atari and video game developer of over 100 marketed titles from 1986 to 1995, generating product retail sales of over $300 million. Successfully lead Absolute through oversold IPO, raising $12 million.
  • Consulted for RCA David Sarnoff Research Labs (1986-1987) on entertainment applications of Digital Video Interactive (DVI), the first technology to store digital full-motion video on a CDROM.
  • Designed & programmed Atari 2600 adaptation of hit arcade game Donkey Kong, 1982 wholesale revenues in excess of $100 million on 4 million units.
  • Conceived, designed and developed Bank Shot, an innovative electronic pool game marketed by Parker Brothers, named '10 Best Games of 1980', Omni Magazine
  • Reverse-engineered the Atari 2600 game system in 1980, creating one of the first third party 2600-compatible game cartridges - Space Jockey.
  • Performed as Legal Expert Witness in numerous cases involving patents, intellectual property, video games and software development for clients including Konami Entertainment, Nintendo of America, NCR, Taito and Activision.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

President/CEO
SGK Service Inc., Danville, California
January 2007-Present


Vice President, Game Publishing
Viacom MTV Networks, San Francisco, California
December 2010 - May 2012

President/CEO
AppStar Games Inc., Paramus, New Jersey 
February 2010 - November 2010

Chief Operating Officer
Skyworks Interactive, Inc., Hackensack, New Jersey
December 2007 - September 2009

Chairman, President & CEO
Skyworks Technologies, Inc., Hackensack, New Jersey
November 1995 - December 2007

Chairman, President & CEO
Absolute Entertainment, Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
March 1986 - November 1995

Senior Designer
Activision, Inc., Mountainview, California
June 1982 - March 1986

President
Imaginative Systems Software, New Milford, New Jersey November 1981 - May 1982

Engineer/Designer
James Wickstead Design Associates, Cedar Knolls, New Jersey
April 1976 - October 1981

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Nomination to the Board of Advisors
    Fairleigh Dickinson University School of the Arts - 2017
  • U.S. Patent #8,407,090
    "Dynamic reassignment of advertisement placements to maximize impression count"
    Publication date – March 26, 2013
  • 2012 Official WEBBY AWARD Honoree - Games (Handheld Devices) AddictingGames Mobile for iOS platform
    International Academy - Digital Arts & Sciences WEBBY AWARDS - 2012
  • Nomination to the Board of Advisors
    Video Game History Museum - 2010
  • Nomination as an Elite Expert
    IMS Expert Services - 2009
  • Nomination to the Advisory Committee: 'Reinventing Advertising: VOD, PVR,Broadband, Games, PODs & Mobile Consortium'
    Digital Hollywood - 2005, 2006
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Video Games
    Classic Gaming Expo - 2003
  • New Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year - Finalist
    Inc. Magazine, Merrill Lynch and Ernst & Young - 1993
  • Best Simulation Game
    Super Battletank
    Game Informer Magazine - 1992
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Video Games
    The Doctor Fad Show
    Syndicated educational television program - 1990
  • Video Game Designer of the Year
    Computer Entertainer Magazine - 1985
  • Best Creativity Product - Nominee
    Garry Kitchen's GameMaker
    SPA Excellence in Software - 1985
  • Video Game of the Year - Certificate of Merit 
    Keystone Kapers
    Electronic Games Magazine - 1983
  • U.S. Patent #4,346,892
    Bank Shot
    Electronic Pool Game marketed by Parker Brothers - 1981
  • Ten Best Games of 1980 
    Bank Shot
    OMNI Magazine - 1980
  • The Games 100 - The Top 100 Games of 1980
    Bank Shot 
    Games Magazine - 1980
  • Engineering Merit Scholarship
    Panasonic / Matsushita Corporation of Japan
    Fairleigh Dickinson University - 1978, 1979
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