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Chelsea Blasko's Blog   Expert Blogs

 

As Iron Galaxy’s Chief Operating Officer, Chelsea Blasko is the “Wizard of Oz” who runs the company’s day-to-day operations and makes all of the magic happen from behind the curtain. She oversees Information Technology, Human Resources, Finance and Product Development for Iron Galaxy’s portfolio of games.

Chelsea was the company’s 13th employee and has been instrumental in Iron Galaxy’s growth and high employee retention. While she was initially brought on to produce and run the studio, she proactively took the reins on the hiring, expansion and development of the studio’s culture to help elevate and shape the company to what it is today. Chelsea mentored the studio’s leaders by overseeing product development and teaching others the process along the way. Additionally, she created Iron Galaxy’s career coaching program that assigned every employee with a more senior staff member to ensure they were offered opportunities to continue to support their growth and areas of interest. Iron Galaxy now has offices in Chicago, Orlando and even a virtual Austin location. 

A Notre Dame graduate, Chelsea was a high school German teacher, and managed an H&M and high-end boutique before finding her start in games at Electronic Arts in Chicago, where she was enticed by the ability to flex her creative and artistic muscles. While there, she served as the assistant to the GM and a Production Coordinator on a variety of titles and then spent a few years at Robomodo as a Producer and Project Manager.  She was finally convinced by Iron Galaxy’s Founder Dave Lang to share her production expertise at Iron Galaxy and quickly took over the entire company’s production department and internal operations before becoming the COO. We want Iron Galaxy to be a welcoming and diverse place to work, and Chelsea is key to making sure that we can do just that.

 
 

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Posted by Chelsea Blasko on Tue, 06 Oct 2020 10:31:00 EDT in
During this unprecedented time, Iron Galaxy’s COO Chelsea Blasko discusses how she quickly transitioned her team to work-from-home settings while maintaining a unique culture that kept the Iron Galaxy team supported, connected and productive.