Javier Ferreira is the co-CEO of Scopely, one of the fastest-growing games companies in the West. With two decades of experience in gaming, technology and digital media, Javier joined Scopely in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer to expand its business operations, strategy, slate and partnerships, just prior to the company securing Series A financing. In 2016, he also became President, overseeing all aspects of day-to-day operations, and joined the Scopely Board of Directors. In 2019, he became co-Chief Executive with co-founder Walter Driver. Since Javier joined the business, Scopely has scaled 30x to a $3 billion+ valuation as of 2020 with a highly-diverse, top-grossing games slate, including: the award-winning MARVEL Strike Force, Scrabble® GO, Star Trek™ Fleet Command, WWE Champions and YAHTZEE® With Buddies, among many others. Javier’s leadership has helped Scopely achieve accolades such as recognition in Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies” and Entrepreneur’s “30 Startups to Watch” as well as ranking #2 on Deloitte’s “Technology Fast 500” and #9 on Inc. magazine’s “Inc. 5000” as one of the fastest-growing companies in North America.
Prior to Scopely, Javier served as Senior Vice President of Games Publishing at Disney Interactive, where he oversaw a large slate of mobile, console and online digital properties—helping establish the brand as a world-class publisher with over 500 million downloads and $1 billion in revenue during his tenure. Earlier in his career, Javier served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Europe at JAMDAT Mobile, which was acquired by Electronic Arts during his tenure for $680 million. Javier helped build the JAMDAT business into a top mobile games publisher in Europe. Following the company’s exit, Javier served as Vice President of Publishing at EA where he drove the brand’s global strategy and technology investments across the EMEA region, as well as expanded international distribution and closed a wide range of strategic partnerships with major IP holders. Javier began his career in gaming at Telefónica Mobile as Head of Product, Games.
Javier holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Warwick and a M.S. in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford.