San Francisco-based Rivet Games has added Chris Satchell to its board. He joins Jesse Janosov; Steve Anderson, founder at Baseline Ventures; Ron Fisher, partner at Softbank Capital; Jordan Grayson, managing partner at Outpoint Capital; Mike Maples, partner at FLOODGATE; and Scott Sorochak, vice president of Business Development at Rivet Games.
Rivet Games, developer and publisher of the next generation of web, social and mobile games, today announced that Chris Satchell has joined the company’s board of directors. A longtime industry veteran, Satchell brings extensive knowledge in gaming design, development, manufacturing, distribution and customer relationship management (CRM) to Rivet Games. His strong background in social and online casino gaming will provide creative and monetization insight as Rivet continues its evolution into a next-generation, multi-platform gaming company.
“I’ve watched Rivet Games with increasing interest as Jesse and his team made solid progress combining an exceptional social game play experience with the deep artistic engagement found in cutting-edge console games,” said Satchell, chief technology officer and executive vice president of Research and Development at International Gaming Technologies. “I’m looking forward to working with the Rivet team on growing amazing ideas and building the company’s market presence.”
Satchell adds exceptional gaming experience to Rivet Games. In his current position at International Gaming Technologies, Satchell is responsible for the strategic vision and execution of the global design, development, manufacturing and distribution of gaming machines, platforms, content and casino systems. He previously held the position of chief technology officer for the Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) at Microsoft®, where he was responsible for technical strategy and execution across the Xbox 360 and Games For Windows business units. While at Microsoft, Satchell worked on critically acclaimed franchises such as “Project Gotham Racing”, “Rallisport Challenge”, “Forza” and “Fable”. Prior to Microsoft, Satchell also worked with The 3DO Company, Silicon Dreams ltd., and Eidos Interactive PLC.
“With the exciting potential of social, multi-platform concepts, the whole gaming industry is moving in a very dynamic direction. Chris’ deep knowledge of crucial gaming elements – for example, his understanding of CRM – make him an excellent fit for our Board of Directors,” said Jesse Janosov, chief executive officer of Rivet Games. “Rivet is aggressively moving forward on developing highly-differentiated gaming experiences and Chris will no doubt, make a huge impact on our creativity, quality and monetization. I am pleased to have him on the team.”
Satchell joins current Rivet Board members: Jesse Janosov; Steve Anderson, founder at Baseline Ventures; Ron Fisher, partner at Softbank Capital; Jordan Grayson, managing partner at Outpoint Capital; Mike Maples, partner at FLOODGATE; and Scott Sorochak, vice president of Business Development at Rivet Games.
About Rivet Games
Rivet Games is a mix of traditional, casual, and social game industry veterans, obsessively working to take gaming and entertainment to the next level. Our goal is to build the most fun games, and put them wherever you want to play them. Rivet Games is headquartered in San Francisco, California.