Scopely Co-CEOs recognized as ‘Visionaries of the Year’! 🏆

Scopely Co-CEOs recognized as ‘Visionaries of the Year’! 🏆

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VISIONARIES OF THE YEAR

Words by Matt Pressberg | Photos by davidgoldmanphoto

Twice as Nice: When it comes to running a $1.7B mobile-games giant, two CEOs are better than one.

**Read the full cover story on page 64 here 👉 C-Suite Quarterly Magazine – 2020 Tech & Innovation Issue**

💡Spotlight 💡

JAVIER FERREIRA

Age 43

Hometown Madrid

Residence Los Angeles

Family Wife, Maria; two daughters, ages 18 and 13, and a son, age 10

On my wrist WHOOP fitness tracker

In my garage No car

Favorite book A Season in Hell by Arthur Rimbaud and Narcissus and Goldmund by Herman Hesse

Education BS, economics, University of Warwick; MSc, social anthropology, Oxford University

Go-to spot for business drinks Chateau Marmont and The Varnish

Awards and distinctions Variety Dealmakers of the Year (2019); and helped Scopely be recognized with honors including Built in LA’s Best Place to Work (2019 ad 2020), and Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies (2017 and 2018)

Philanthropic causes Educational causes

Can’t-miss conferences and events GDC

Mentors A friend who taught me about adventure and courage; my first boss who taught me about deep personal humility and to develop a team-first mentality; and all of my partners on the Scopely journey who have helped me grow in ways that have surprised me and made me a better executive and person

💡Spotlight 💡

WALTER DRIVER

Age 37

Hometown Atlanta

Residence Los Angeles

Family Wife, Kate; two daughters, ages 1 and 2.5

On my wrist Nothing

In my garage I actually don’t have a car, or a garage for that matter

Favorite book Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Education BA, English literature and fiction writing, Brown University

Go-to spot for business drinks San Vicente Bungalows

Awards and distinctions Variety Dealmakers of the Year (2019); Los Angeles Business Journal’s 100 Influential Young Executives (2019), Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year (2016), World Economic Forum’s Young Global Shaper (2012), Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs

Philanthropic causes MD Anderson Cancer Research, Baby2Baby

Can’t-miss conferences and events GDC, Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Liontree’s MediaSlopes, The Masters

Mentors My dad–no one I’ve learned more from in life or business–and my partners on the Scopely journey who have challenged and changed me in profound ways

 

 

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