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Women in Games: The Gamasutra 20

May 21, 2008 Article Start Previous Page 13 of 21 Next

Jennifer MacLean

Vice President of Business Development, 38 Studios

Career overview

As the former Vice President and General Manager of games at Comcast, the United States' largest cable TV company, Jennifer MacLean is no stranger to high-powered positions within the games industry.

Now the Vice President of Business Development at 38 Studios, a company focused primarily on MMORGs, McLean began her career in online game content in 1992, when she joined Micropose Software. In 1996 she became the product manager of AOL's Game Channel, then Programming Director.

Before joining 38 Studios, she spent four years at Comcast Interactive Media, where she oversaw all production and business relating to games. She also spearheaded many Comcast game programs including the PlayGames casual gaming website and Game Invasion service. Games MacLean oversaw delivered more than three million client downloads.

Major accomplishments

Brett Close, CEO of 38 Studios, recently said of MacLean, she brings "impeccable credentials, strong relationships, and impressive knowledge of the industry" to her new job. In addition to her years of experience, MacLean is the chair of the IGDA's Board of Directors and a frequent speaker at industry events.


As part of 38 Studios, MacLean will be combining her experience with some of the most important entertainment companies in America with a new, creative company -- bringing the structure of her expertise to an innovative environment.

What her peers say

Sheri: "What can you say about someone who started as a game tester and quietly worked her way up to a position of power in one of the most influential game distribution companies in the world?

Jen's looks can be deceiving; she is a beautiful, petite, blond... with one of the sharpest game industry business minds around. I so respect what she's done and look forward to seeing where she's going to lead the industry in the future!"

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