The monthly member spotlight is an opportunity to learn more about a leader at one of our member companies and showcase the work they are doing. This month, we spotlight Mike Schmalz, from Digital Extremes. Learn more about Digital Extremes in our member directory.
Name: Mike Schmalz
Company: Digital Extremes
Digital Extremes is a developer and publisher of digitally distributed videogames for PCs game consoles and mobile devices.
What is your role and what is your favorite part of your job?
President. I enjoy working with some of the most talented videogame professionals in the industry.
If you could have coffee with any business leader or industry expert, who would you choose, and why?
Eric Schmidt (Executive Chairman of Google)
What is the #1 business book/blog/website you would recommend?
Good to Great by Jim Collins.
Looking at your company’s future, what are you most enthusiastic about?
I am must optimistic about the proliferation of the internet and the possibility of reaching new audiences all around the world for our games via digital distribution.
What excites you most about the local tech community?
The local technology community has had some a number of recent success stories. London has lots of young entrepreneurs with great ideas. I hope they will stay in the local community to start their businesses.
What causes or community activities is your company involved in?
We support a number of local charities including the United Way and the SPCA. We recently participated in Movember.