Chuck Hoover


Chuck is the Chief Production Officer (CPO) at Schell Games. With over a decade of experience forging cross-disciplinary teams, his passion lies with building partnerships and setting the tone for the development logistics of the studio.

He has managed Schell Games’ relationships with clients such as Disney, Facebook, Oculus, Microsoft, Google, Sea World, Universal Studios, Yale, and Electronic Arts among others. Chuck has been the lead studio producer on numerous theme park attraction projects, MMO’s, VR, and mobile experiences and continues to shape the future of Schell Games as one of the largest independent game studios in the world. 

In addition to his role at Schell Games, Chuck is also Adjunct Faculty at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center graduate program, teaching Production & Leadership.

Chuck graduated from Virginia Tech magna cum laude with a degree in Architecture and Design. Post-graduation he utilized his degree as an adjunct course instructor, teaching 3D modeling and heading up the design and production of sustainable technologies. Before joining Schell Games, Chuck was a producer for Electronic Arts on the Sims2 Expansion Pack Team and his love of managing complex projects and providing teams with what they need to succeed led him to the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. There he received his Masters of Entertainment Technology.

An appetite for creating world-class experiences in the game and entertainment industry has influenced Chuck both in and out of the workplace. In addition to being the founder of the Game Leadership Workshop, Chuck is also the Chairman of the IGDA Production SIG.