Bernie Stolar

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Bernard "Bernie" Stolar is an American businessman.

Early life and education[edit]

Stolar was born into a Jewish family. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles where he was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.[1]


Stolar was president of Atari and led the Lynx division in the early 1990s.

Stolar was also the first executive vice president of Sony Computer Entertainment America, where he was integral in building the original PlayStation's game catalog. After leaving Sony, he accepted an offer to become president and chief operating officer at Sega of America, who were engaging with the development and launch of the Dreamcast.[2]

In December 1999, Stolar joined Mattel as president.[citation needed] In late 2005, Stolar became an advisor and director at Adscape Media.[citation needed] In 2009, Stolar became the chief executive officer of GetFugu.[3] By 2010, Stolar had resigned.[4] In 2014, Stolar became the chairman of ZOOM and the Jordan Freeman Group.[5]


  1. ^ Membership Directory, 2010 Pi Lambda Phi Inc.
  2. ^ "Sega of America appoints Shoichiro Irimajiri chairman/chief executive officer". M2PressWIRE. M2 Communications, Ltd. July 16, 1996. closed access (Subscription required.)
  3. ^ "GetFugu Names Google Game Evangelist Bernie Stolar as CEO". Retrieved 2010-04-07.
  4. ^ "GetFugu, Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 04/02/2010 16:13:07)". Retrieved 2010-04-07.
  5. ^ "Mobile game startup Zoom debuts with the familiar face of Sony, Sega vet Bernie Stolar as its chairman". VentureBeat. 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2018-06-24.