Schell Games Welcomes Former Gameforge Executive as CTO


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Today, Schell Games, a leading game development company specializing in entertainment and educational experiences, announced the appointment of Jeff Brown as Chief Technology Officer, a new role within the company. With the ever-changing technology landscape in games and virtual reality, Schell Games’ leadership established this position to accelerate its focus on innovation and growth. Jeff will work closely with VP of Engineering Matt Mahon to manage technologies and direct the company's engineering group.

“We are delighted to have Jeff join our executive team and share his wealth of knowledge with our company,” said Jesse Schell, CEO of Schell Games. “His extensive experience in the video game industry will help us further build our legacy of iterating and advancing engineering best practices in emerging technologies. We will rely on his expertise as we continue to evolve our tech stack for client work and original IP.”

Brown has more than 25 years of experience in the video game and entertainment industries, primarily focusing on technology. Collectively, he has more than 35 years of experience in the technology industry and nearly 20 years of experience in executive management. Before joining Schell Games, Brown served as Chief Technology Officer, Managing Director, and Executive Board member for Gameforge 4D, a large European video game publisher. Prior to Gameforge, he served as Chief Technology Officer of Cheezburger, Inc., a large media company. Brown has also worked at several prestigious companies, including Valve, THQ, and Electronic Arts.

"Jeff is bringing some great experience to the studio and will be a great mentor for the engineering department," said Mahon. "His insight will really help us grow as we tackle bigger and better projects. I'm looking forward to working with him."

“I’m thrilled to join Schell Games in an engineering capacity,” said Brown. “The company is a visionary in the games industry, and I’m excited to contribute to the studio’s discoveries and successes. With my deep technical experience, I hope to drive strategic initiatives forward, while defining team goals and streamlining processes.”