Elie Akilian — Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Elie founded KingsIsle Entertainment in January 2005. Elie brings a wealth of business management experience to KingsIsle, and an approach that fosters creativity. He is focused on attracting top talent, pushing their creative boundaries and challenging them to excel.
Prior to KingsIsle, Elie co-founded Inet Technologies, Inc. in 1989, and took the company public in 1999. He served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from April 1999 until the sale of the company to Tektronix, Inc., in September 2004. Prior to becoming CEO of Inet Technologies, Elie served as its Executive Vice President responsible for product development and then as Executive Vice President of sales and marketing.
David Nichols — President and Chief Operating Officer
David has a wide variety of experience in operations, publishing, and financial management which he brings to KingsIsle. In addition to his financial background, he possesses an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the video game industry.
Prior to joining KingsIsle, David was with Midway Games Inc., and subsidiaries from 1995 to 2004. Most recently, he served as Midway's Senior Vice President - Administration and Operations from January 2002 to November 2004. Prior to that, he served in various management roles with Midway's wholly-owned subsidiary, Midway Home Entertainment Inc., from June 1995 to January 2002, including Executive Vice President - Operations.
David Rosen brings KingsIsle a breadth of knowledge with more than 15 years of experience developing innovative marketing strategies within the game industry: from working with teams focused on disk-based HD console and PC titles to guiding developers through evolutionary platforms like eCommerce, digital media and live-service games.
Ultimately, Dave’s ability to craft meaningful partnerships between Marketing and other development teams is his specialty. David previously held Marketing roles with GREE International Entertainment, Electronic Arts, VG Holding Corp. and Bleacher Report, working with franchises including The Godfather, NBA Live, Burnout, Medal of Honor, Knights & Dragons, DragonSoul and now KingsIsle’s library of games.
Craig Beers - Vice President of Product Management
Craig Beers has over 10 years of free to play product management experience running MMOs and mobile titles. Craig has expertise in monetization, merchandizing systems, and data analyses. He also has a proven track record of leading teams to launch and operate Games as a Service titles. Craig previously held product management leadership roles at GREE International Entertainment and Glu Mobile to launch over 20 titles with both original and licensed IPs, including the Deer Hunter, Mission Impossible, Terminator, Robocop, Eternity Warriors, Contract Killer, and Frontline Commando franchises.