VP Product & Marketing
Rick Sanchez is a product and marketing executive with a deep background in games and consumer web.
He was a co-founder at IGN, where he served as VP of publishing for IGN.com, GameSpy and Rotten Tomatoes. He launched the GameTap games-on-demand platform for Turner Broadcasting where he was the creative director and VP of Content, responsible for licensing and building a library of over 1000 games. Rick was also responsible for original game development at GameTap, including American McGee’s Grimm and the first two seasons of Telltale Games’ Sam & Max episodic series. Rick was also formerly VP of Digital for Trion Worlds, where he helped to launch RIFT, and General Manager of Kabam.com. Rick has also consulted on product strategy, go-to-market planning and product licensing for a variety of technology and games companies. Most recently, he was VP of Playdom.com at Disney Interactive, where he ran the off-Facebook web product and brought games such as Marvel: Avengers Alliance and Pirates of the Caribbean: Isles of War from Facebook to Playdom.com.
Rick is a prolific writer who has worked for DC Entertainment and written comics such as Resident Evil, Legends of the Dark Knight, Telara Chronicles and the Kickstarter-funded A Hero’s Death. His first novel will be released later this year.