We need ambitious leadership to create the worlds we want to live in, and make space for gaming talent to thrive. Michael Schmalz, President of Digital Extremes, has done just that in Southwestern Ontario. TechAlliance is delighted to welcome Mike to our Board of Directors.
“London’s gaming industry is a significant driver and talent attracter for our region’s innovation economy, and Mike has been one of the primary influencers putting our local studios on the map,” says Christina Fox, CEO of TechAlliance. “Mike’s experience and leadership have propelled Digital Extremes globally, with enthusiastic Warframe players all around the world, and we’re energized by the bold ideas he will bring to the table.”
“It’s vitally important for an organization’s board to reflect the community it serves.” says David Ciccarelli, CEO of Voices.com and Chair of TechAlliance’s Board of Directors in welcoming a leader who reflects of our community: integrity, dedication, and passion.
Michael Schmalz is President of Digital Extremes, a top development studio in the interactive entertainment industry. Prior to that, he practiced as a civil engineer. Mike holds several degrees including a PhD, MA and MESc from Western University and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.