Game Production / Mobile / Handheld Design
A seventeen year veteran of the video game industry, Ivan started his career at Electronic Arts, where he managed the Quality Assurance and Japanese localization teams. After being promoted to Development Director, he oversaw the launch of three consecutive NBA Live titles, as well as the critically acclaimed Coach K College Basketball. Later, as a Producer in the late 1990's, Ivan led the development of the company's storied Need for Speed franchise before moving to Australia to work in their down-under start-up venture.
As an Executive Producer for Nokia Games, Ivan was responsible for developing the titles needed to support the company's innovative N-Gage platform, and, as a Senior Producer at Blaze, a mobile game publishing company based in San Mateo, California, Ivan oversaw development of new and innovative mobile phone games for global territories.
In 2006, Ivan joined Backbone Entertainment as a Senior Producer.