John Sutyak


EVP, Digital Development Management

Beverly, MA

John Sutyak has been an executive in the game industry for more than 20 years and has been involved in gaming in one form or another for over 25. He has created, designed, sourced and acquired games, licenses, brands and businesses in both the traditional, and dynamic digital game business.

John started his game career as a senior industrial designer and creative director at Parker Brothers (later acquired by Hasbro). As one of the founding members of Hasbro Interactive (HI), the interactive gaming arm of Hasbro Corporation, he served as Chief Creative Officer responsible for creating vision and new product direction. John was responsible for company-wide acquisitions and managing relationships with major Iicensors in the entertainment industry. He led HI in the acquisition of Atari and was involved in the purchase of Microprose as well as other publishers, brands and development studios, playing a vital role in building HI past $250M in annual revenue.

John joined Digital Development Management (DOM) in 2009 where he continues to source and build relationships with companies, exceptional talent and brands in the game and entertainment industry. At DOM he has led a number of companies in business strategy and development and continues to help identify vision and growth while harnessing today’s technologies for world class clients.

John served on the board of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) at its inception, and collaborated in the creation of the D.I.C.E. Summit, a preeminent gaming conference for executives.