LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Interactive Studio Management (ISM) today announced that video game industry veteran Katie Morgan has been named the agency’s managing director. Morgan brings more than 25 years of management experience to the position, where she will draw on her strategic leadership skills to lead ISM and its clients in their continued growth and success.
Now in its 20th year, ISM provides world-class business development and strategic advice to interactive entertainment clients through its global team of business professionals. With operations in Europe, Asia and North America, the firm has negotiated over $1 billion dollars in advances to date.
“The past 20 years presented an unparalleled rate of marketplace change – from new platforms and technologies, to new business models and methods of distribution,” said ISM co-founder Clyde Grossman. “Throughout, ISM’s mission has remained the same: to serve as a true extension to our clients’ internal teams, helping them build a long-term approach to success. Katie’s balanced view and steadfast commitment to ethical and fair dealings made her the ideal candidate for the Managing Director position. We welcome her experience as a publisher, entrepreneur, and corporate executive as ISM continues to evolve with the market while engaging our clients at the most strategic levels.”
Morgan’s experience in business development and management includes Fortune 100 companies Time Warner, Apple Computer, and Procter and Gamble; development technology companies; as well as the formation of two game publishers. She has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Cornell University and a masters in business administration from Stanford University.
“Leveraging the right outside resources is a critical tactic for almost every business, especially for game developers charting and navigating a long-term business strategy,” said ISM Managing Director Katie Morgan. “ISM has contributed to the ongoing success of some of the biggest names in game development for more than 20 years. That longevity is a testament to the talents of ISM’s agents, each of whom brings unmatched experience and dedication to every project. I’m excited to help expand ISM’s capabilities, while preserving our long-held commitment to outstanding service and measurable success for our clients.”
The ISM team will be celebrating 20 years at GDC 2016 in San Francisco next month. To set up a meeting, contact info@ISM-agency.com.
Founded in 1996, Interactive Strategic Management (ISM) has closed more than 250 publishing deals with major publishers and first party manufacturers on behalf of the game developers they represent. ISM takes pride in its values of teamwork, integrity, service and long-term relationships having represented some of the biggest names in game development. ISM is headquartered in California, with offices in California, Vancouver, London, Paris, Tokyo and Shanghai. Learn more about ISM and its agents at www.ism-agency.com.
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