PRESS RELEASE: Our Expanded Leadership Team
David ‘DeeJ’ Dague joins Iron Galaxy Studios as Head of Communications
Chelsea Blasko appointed CO-CEO alongside Adam Boyes
Seasoned Leadership Team and Ongoing Recruitment Set the Stage for Development & Launch of New Multiplayer Melee Combat IP For Consoles & PC
CHICAGO, IL (Nov.18, 2020) – Today, we are excited to announce that former Bungie Communications Director David “DeeJ” Dague has joined the company as Head of Communications and Chief Operating Officer Chelsea Blasko has been named Co-CEO alongside Adam Boyes. The expanded leadership team will drive the development and launch of an original multiplayer melee combat IP for consoles and PC.
Renowned for his work on the launch team for the Destiny franchise at video game developer Bungie, new hire David Dague has built exceptional teams that create inclusive, vibrant online communities that engage players. David will be building on his previous success with the creation of a new community team at Iron Galaxy.
“David had an amazing run at Bungie. I had the pleasure of working with him on Destiny’s launch when I was at PlayStation,” said Adam Boyes, Co-CEO, Iron Galaxy Studios. “He has built world class teams and we couldn’t be happier about having him join our studio to lead the communications function at Iron Galaxy especially during the development of our new IP.”
"Video games bring people together in the spirit of friendly competition,” said David Dague, Head of Communications, Iron Galaxy Studios. “This opportunity with Iron Galaxy is a chance to welcome players into a community that we will build with them. There is nothing more exciting than witnessing players discover a brand-new game and come together to define its culture. I’m thrilled to be tackling these challenges with my new teammates."
“Despite the myriad challenges presented by the pandemic, Iron Galaxy continues to grow,” said Chelsea Blasko, Co-CEO, Iron Galaxy Studios. “The studio has expanded from 140 to more than 175 people this year. Our supportive work-from-home culture ensures our staff feels cared for and valued as individuals. Our focus on creativity, communication, diversity, and inclusion has helped us attract and retain the best talent in the business.”
Co-CEO Adam Boyes has cultivated deep relationships with many of the most influential publishers and developers in the games industry and leverages his publisher relationships to explore new opportunities for Iron Galaxy and maximize the studio’s revenue potential. Co-CEO Chelsea Blasko has been instrumental in Iron Galaxy’s growth and high employee retention. She is responsible for hiring, expansion, and development of the studio’s culture elevating and shaping the company to what it is today. From HR, IT, DEI, mentorship programs, and more, Blasko will continue to run the company’s day-to-day operations maintaining the well-being of its employees and the culture of the studio. Blasko also oversees Iron Galaxy’s portfolio of games and Product Development disciplines. Iron Galaxy Founder Dave Lang works closely with Boyes and Blasko, overseeing the Company’s strategic vision and direction and business development.