|San Francisco State University (SFSU), Bachelors||1992|
Chris Bergstresser, an industry veteran is responsible for driving the international growth of numerous top-selling and highly acclaimed video games. With more than 20 years experience directing strategy and driving revenue within games, online and new media, Bergstresser is a visionary leader with proven abilities and a highly successful track record.
Most recently Bergstresser co-founded and led Vector Entertainment, creators of Vector City Racers. In this role as CEO, he led product development, fun raising, sales and marketing activities as well as overall corporate strategy. Vector City Racers saw incredible growth under Bergstresser’s leadership - over 500,000 registered users in 8 months.
Prior to Vector Entertainment, he was Senior Vice President of publishing and online entertainment at Atari, Inc. There he established, managed and executed comprehensive publishing, product and online strategies, as well as created the casual games group for the international publisher. He built and grew a dedicated and monetizeable online community from 500,000 unique visitors to more than 2 million in only six months. Revenue grew over 200%.
Prior to Atari, Bergstresser was the CEO of Gamer.TV, the leading producer of video game television shows for global syndication and online games. Under his direction, Gamer.TVâ€™s syndication grew to 375 million households from 300,000 within just two years, generating millions in revenue.
Chris has also held key positions at some of the worldâ€™s top video game publishers including Konami, Climax (UK Games Development Studio) and Sega of America/Sega Channel.
He attended Warnborough College in Oxford, England and is a graduate of San Francisco State University. He currently lives in Northern California with his wife and daughter.
Social games + social networks + mobile + console + licensing + online strategy + online games + online media + sales + marketing + multi-platform connectivity + strategic & corporate planning + product planning + product strategy + M&A + business development + branding