David Reitman serves as a non-executive director for Visionary Realms. A twenty-three year veteran of the video game and technology industries. David serves as the SVP leading the CMET team for Softtek. Softtek is a global technology consulting firm with over 15,000 associates providing digital transformations solutions to clients throughout the world. Additionally, David has served as a senior digital leader with SAP Hybris, Digital River, Gaikai, Equinix and AT&T with focus on both the Media & Entertainment+Video Game industries and Customer Engagement & Commerce. Also, David provides Board support to VC-backed startups as it relates to Corporate Strategy, Product Innovation & Commercial Offering, Business Development, Business Operations and Investment. Additionally, David serves as a Board Advisor to Green Man Gaming.
Chris Rowan earned a degree in International Marketing from Santa Clara University, graduating cum laude in three years, then worked at an advertising agency in Paris. Next, in Tokyo, Chris completed graduate studies before joining the entertainment arm of Sony in Tokyo for 8 years where he started new businesses including the first online gaming site in Japan, and assisted the initial PlayStation efforts. He speaks, reads and writes Japanese fluently. In his free time, he coded and operated the first fantasy baseball game in Japan.
After Sony, he was an early employee of IRI, a company key in building the Japanese Internet and mobile internet infrastructure. He managed IRI’s successful IPO and the company reached a $10B market cap. His next role was to handle strategic venture investing for IRI which led to him establishing and leading IRI USA. He went on to co-manage AvTech Ventures, a $150M portfolio of venture investments which achieved top decile returns. After AvTech, Chris assisted several startups in various roles from Chairman to CEO including JP SCOPE, HydroLogic and Ponto Networks. He also assisted MMO developer Sigil with its sale to Sony Online Entertainment.
Brad McQuaid is an industry pioneer who played the key role in the design and development of EverQuest, a fundamental pivot point in the industry. EQ was not only a breakout global phenomenon, but also brought 3D immersive MMO gameplay to the world, launching the genre as we know it today.
Brad served at Sony Online Entertainment as Vice President of Premium Games responsible for EverQuest, EverQuest 2, EverQuest Online Adventures, PlanetSide, and Star Wars: Galaxies. In addition, Brad was the company’s Chief Creative Officer. After leaving SOE in October 2001, Brad took a short break and then co-founded Sigil Games Online a few years later where he served as CEO for the development and launch of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, which launched at the beginning of 2007. In February of 2012, Brad received an offer to return to SOE and work on a Vanguard re-launch. Brad formed a new company, Visionary Realms, in late 2013.