Jim Wilson joined Atari, Inc. in the US in 2008 as Chief Executive Officer of Atari Inc. and has led operational and digital transformation of global Atari business, delivering renewed profitability and positioned the US company as the growth engine for its French parent. Key accomplishments include revitalizing and commercializing the Atari brand and other key franchises across key business segments, including mobile and digital games, consumer products and media. In 2010, he was asked to add responsibilities at the parent company level in France where he focused restructuring of the parent company and on maximizing the value of non-core and non-performing assets, including the sale of Cryptic Studios to Perfect World in China and the sale of the GameOne television network to Viacom. He also was key in settling legacy litigation, contractual, entity and employment issues at the parent level in France, UK, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. With the recently announced recapitalization of the French parent company with new investors, Mr. Wilson has put his focus back on In his US role of the running the day to business of Atari and continues to focus on the development and execution of the strategic objectives and profitability goals.
Prior to Atari Mr. Wilson had gathered more than 15 years of executive management experience with video game and entertainment companies, including Vivendi Universal Games, Universal Interactive Studios, and Sony Wonder/Sony BMG. He is a graduate of Loyola College and Harvard Business School.