On March 15, 2023, YEGBiz hosted a return to live and in-person Leaders’ Circles with an interview of Trent Oster, CEO of Beamdog.
Trent is a BAFTA Award-winning veteran of the games industry. He was one of six original co-founders of BioWare; during his time there, worked as a Technical Artist, Programmer, and Project Director, leading the development of the award-winning Neverwinter Nights from a one-sentence description through two expansion packs and over 5 million units sold.
After acting as the Director of Technology at BioWare, Trent left the company in 2009 to co-found Beamdog. Beamdog is a 80 person game development studio headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta and is working on the highly anticipated 80′ cartoon rogue-lite,: “MythForce”
Kurian Mathew Tharakan is the founder of sales and marketing strategy firm StrategyPeak Sales & Marketing Advisors, and a 27 year veteran of the sales and marketing industry. He has consulted for companies in numerous sectors, including Manufacturing, Distribution, High Technology, Software, Non-Profit, and the Life Sciences. In addition to his consulting practice, he is also an Executive in Residence at two business accelerators, NABI and TEC Edmonton, where he assists clients with their go to market strategies. Prior to StrategyPeak, Mr. Tharakan was vice-president sales & marketing for an enterprise class software firm where his team achieved notable wins with several members of the US Fortune 500. Previous to his software experience, Mr. Tharakan directed the sales and marketing programs for the Alberta practice of an international professional services firm.
Kurian Mathew Tharakan
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