CEO James Hursthouse has over ten years of proven games industry and entrepreneurial success primarily in online games infrastructure, technology and operations. His introduction to the industry came in Tokyo through work with an early incarnation of Nexon, the company responsible for the world’s first graphical MMO, The Kingdom of the Winds and has since been responsible for companies focused on game infrastructure and technology in both Asia and North America.
Chief Creative Officer Ian Verchere has created, directed or produced more than forty titles over almost 25 years, generating over $1 billion in retail sales. Since 2005, Ian has moved into mobile and online games, and as part of Roadhouse, and brings a unique ability to skillfully guide the translation of properties from film, television, comics and books into the games space. From the boardrooms of Hollywood to the indie game studio, projects like the award-winning Beavis and Butt-head and the recent Roadhouse project Family Guy Online, have found commercial and critical success.
: President Tarrnie Williams has been leading product innovation and creative teams for over twenty years. His career includes stints at THQ as studio head of Relic Entertainment and at Electronic Arts in both Los Angeles and Vancouver in a variety of production and design roles. Tarrnie has overseen multiple award-winning game franchises including Need For Speed, Medal of Honor, NBA Live, Company of Heroes, Dawn of War,
and EA SPORTS Active 2
and has produced over $1.5 billion in retail sales over almost every generation of consoles and the PC.
CFO Henry joined Roadhouse in May 2011. He was previously CFO for Bingo.com. He was responsible for all the financial aspects of the company including the payment processing, customer support, financial systems, financial reporting and all the Public Company requirements of the corporation. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a wealth of international experience having worked in 4 different countries and been responsible for subsidiaries in 12 different countries.
Chief Strategy Officer Mark Devereux brings over 20 years of international corporate and legal expertise with him to Roadhouse via work experiences ranging from heading up a public company in the green technology sector to running the Canadian subsidiary of a European focused online gaming company to operating a private law practice. He is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.
VP, Marketing. Nick has spent the last 20 years in Mobile and Console gaming, shipping world class games on multiple platforms, including FIFA, NHL, Call of Duty, Spiderman and Star Wars. Nick is an ex-games producer (with EA); Head of Nokia’s Mobile Games Marketing Team and most recently, CEO of mobile marketing start-up, Chunky Pig. Nick has launched 30+ console games, and 50+ games and apps.