Megan Gaiser

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As CCSO [1] of Her Interactive, the pioneer in popular mystery gaming designed for girls and women, Megan Gaiser sets corporate, product and market strategy. Under her stewardship, Her Interactive (HI) has grown from a boutique company to an emerging competitor with the globally loved Nancy Drew franchise games sales topping 9 million units world wide. The Nancy Drew PC franchise has been #1 in units in the U.S. six years running and has garnered 24 consecutive Parents' Choice Gold Medal Awards. Megan has been named one of the "Game Industry's 100 Most Influential Women" by Next Generation and "Top 10 Most Influential Women of the Decade" by Kotaku. She also received the 2010 Microsoft Women in Games award.

Prior to Her Her Interactive in 1997, Ms. Gaiser spent 11 years producing award-winning film documentaries, winning many awards, including 15 Cine Golden Eagle awards, three New York festival awards, and the International Documentary Milano Award. She also spent time on the Microsoft team as producer of CarPoint, the company's first online-specific product.

Gaiser's latest project is Nancy Drew Shadow Ranch app for iPad and iPhone. It merges games and books into a new kind of interactive entertainment experience, enabling learning through entertainment.

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Gaiser won the Trailblazer award at IndieCade 2011. [2]

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