Vice President of Business Development, 38 Studios
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
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.
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.
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
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!"