We’ve got some “official corporate news” to share today (yeah, yeah, I can hear the yawns already…). But actually, it’s really good for Revision3, even though it involves the boring topic of corporate governance. So without any further bloviating, here it comes: I’m super excited to announce that Roy Bahat has joined Revision3′s Board.
Roy is a super-smart media industry exec who is currently the President of the awesome gaming media company IGN Entertainment (but to be perfectly clear, his role as a Revision3 board member will be in a personal capacity and is not related to his role at IGN).
Why Roy? Well he’s got an incredible amount of online video and digital media industry experience, which will really help us. Plus he used to work for the Mayor of New York City, which is really going to help next time we need to do an indoor shoot at Gracie Mansion. Oh, and he’s wicked smart, as his bio shows:
Roy Bahat is president of IGN Entertainment, which he joined in 2007.
IGN, a division of News Corporation, is a leader in videogame media, as well as video, digital distribution, and online game technology. Roy works closely with News Corporation to oversee the company’s broader online videogame strategy. He is also a lecturer at UC Berkeley, where he will be teaching a course on media this spring at the Haas School of Business and the School of Information.
Before joining News Corp., Roy worked on various startups and was in the public sector, both in the office of New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and at New York’s 2012 Olympic bid. He previously worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Roy graduated from Harvard College. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where he was also a lecturer in undergraduate math and economics.
Of course, I’m more impressed by his unofficial bio:
Roy played his first games on a Commodore VIC-20, never plays side quests, and was last spotted pretending to be on a “health kick” by playing Dance Central. His gamertag is kingalabaster.
You can also follow him at http://revision3.com/user/roybahat