Dan is a ten-year veteran of the video game industry and was previously Senior Vice President of Business Development for THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) where as a member of the executive management team he was responsible for building out THQâ€™s portfolio of original titles and expanding the internal studio network. A few of the key franchises published by THQ as a result of Danâ€™s leadership include Full Spectrum Warrior, Destroy All Humans!, Juiced, Supreme Commander, Company of Heroes, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, Frontlines: Fuel of War, Titan Quest, and Stuntman; studios added include Relic Entertainment, Juice Games, Kaos Studios, Vigil Games, and Paradigm Entertainment.
Before joining THQ, Dan was an executive with The Walt Disney Company where he held several management positions in the Consumer Products division. As head of business development and licensing for Disney Interactive, Dan was responsible for negotiating the ground-breaking relationship with Square Enix for the production of the hugely successful Kingdom Hearts. He also served as President of Marketing and Distribution for the award-winning television production company Cartoon Pizza, a spin-off from The Walt Disney Company. Mr. Kelly earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Economics from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern Universityâ€™s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.