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]


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).


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]


  1. ^ "EA buying BioWare/Pandemic for $860M". 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  2. ^ "How One Former Barbie Executive Turned a $30,000 Investment Into a Booming Candy Business". 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.