Josh Resnick

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Josh Resnick is an American video game producer. He was the co-founder and president of the now defunct game developer Pandemic Studios. Pandemic Studios and its sister company, BioWare, were purchased by Electronic Arts in 2008 for $860 million.[1] After Pandemic's game Mercenaries 2: World in Flames received bad reviews and poor sales, Electronic Arts shut down the company.[citation needed] He then went on to co-found and head up as CEO luxury candy boutique Sugarfina, featuring 125+ gourmet sweets from small artisan candymakers around the world.[2] He runs Sugarfina with his wife Rosie O’Neill.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Before founding Pandemic, Resnick spent four years at Activision[5] as a producer. His credits there include MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat (1995), which sold over 1 million copies worldwide, and Dark Reign (1997), a successful RTS game. Resnick also led the strategy division of Activision's product development department, which produced Battlezone (1998).

Education[edit]

Resnick earned his M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993[6] and his B.A. from Pomona College in 1989.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EA buying BioWare/Pandemic for $860M". dailysignal.com. 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  2. ^ "How One Former Barbie Executive Turned a $30,000 Investment Into a Booming Candy Business". dailysignal.com. 2015-05-25. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  3. ^ "LA Times: She left toyland for candyland, finding a sweet spot with Sugarfina".
  4. ^ "Mind: The Sweet Life | Rosie O'Neill of Sugarfina".
  5. ^ Fritz, Ben (November 18, 2009). "EA to close game maker it bought in '07". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 21, 2010.
  6. ^ "Wharton Club of Southern California". March 30, 2006. Retrieved May 21, 2010.
  7. ^ "Pomona College Magazine" (PDF). Fall 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 27, 2010. Retrieved May 21, 2010.