Steve is responsible for setting studio strategy and vision, and working with his talented management staff to coach and mentor the small teams creating interactive musical experiences that are approachable and fun for everyone. He joined Harmonix in 2012. He managed the production team, and consulted on a variety of studio-wide product and organizational initiatives. As VP of Operations and Publishing, he ran the company’s day-to-day business operations, managed partner relationships, and introduced product management to the game development process. Prior to joining Harmonix, Steve held a variety of leadership, business development, and product management positions at Nokia, Palm, and IBM. He earned an AB in English from Harvard College and an MBA in marketing from Northeastern University.
As VP of Creative, Helen is responsible for ensuring the creative excellence of all Harmonix products. Helen started at Harmonix as a QA Tester in 2004, and has since worked on over 20 shipped titles, holding positions in production, design, and creative leadership. Outside of Harmonix, Helen plays guitar and obsesses over Stiff Little Fingers, the Stooges, and Led Zeppelin.
Alex co-founded Harmonix in 1995 with the mission of inventing new ways for non-musicians to experience the joy of making music. He was CEO until 2014, CCO through 2016, and now serves as executive chairman. Prior to co-founding Harmonix, Alex studied computer music at the MIT Media Laboratory and music composition at MIT.
Mike joined Harmonix in 2007 as a producer for the Rock Band franchise. Since then has served in various production, technical and creative leadership roles at Harmonix. As VP of Development, Mike oversees project execution for all titles at the studio. Before joining Harmonix, Mike worked as a producer, composer and sound designer within and outside the video game industry.
Walter is responsible for Harmonix’s publishing organization, which includes product management, marketing, analytics, playtest, PR, community, social, and web. Prior to joining Harmonix, Walter held a number of leadership roles at other video game companies, including Tencent, Xbox, and Atari. Walter’s background includes product management, marketing, analytics, structuring and negotiating complex strategic partnerships, evaluating new business models, publishing & distributing new video games, and developing and fostering long-term partnerships.
Chris is responsible for studio operations and finance, as well as business development with our partners in the music industry. Before joining Harmonix in 2011, Chris spent two years as a consultant to Harmonix/MTV Games, advising on business unit strategy and Rock Band digital content strategy. He previously spent six years as an advisor with the media & entertainment practice at OC&C Strategy Consultants, working on growth strategy and M&A transactions for corporate and private equity clients. Chris earned an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School and a BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He originally worked at Harmonix as a producer for four years prior to attending graduate school.