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Video Game Producer, External Producer, Project Manager

San Jose, California, United States
August 29, 2017

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Craig Krstolic **** Suisun Ave, San Jose, CA *****


Producer/ Project Manager/ Program Manager

I am a ten year plus video game industry veteran with extensive cross functional team work and collaboration on a variety of platforms and game genres. I am comfortable with creating pathways for communication, solutions and applying action with internal or external executives, peers, customers or vendors. I possess the ability to execute strong project management and team building while being the calm in the eye of the storm to guide teams to a successful project completion.

Professional History

Real Estate Appraisal 12/01/15 - Present

Real Property Appraisal Trainee for Indepth Appraisal o All aspects of Real Property Appraisal for residential properties Consultant for 2 Startups

Consultant Startup # 2 – R&D of Unnamed Sci-Fi MMORPG 07/16 – 02/17 o Milestone planning for development

o World Story development

o Consultant on team formation

Consultant Startup #1 – Fitness Equipment – Havok Bar 01/16 – 05/16 o Provided creative input

o Provided research and marketing strategies for live events o Research on Trademarking

o User research and testing

Electronic Arts, Redwood City, CA 06/08/15 - 11/06/15 Video Game Publisher/ Developer

Senior Manager, Launch Readiness- Strategy and Business Operations

Implement the Launch Readiness framework for EA titles. o Work with cross functional teams planning Live events and title milestones o Worked with two HD titles simultaneously

Program Manager for Key Franchise Review

o Review of EA Franchises by CEO and Senior Executive team o Coordinated development teams technical needs for presentations o Collaborated with facilities and IT personnel for planning and support Yahoo!, Sunnyvale, CA 1/13/14 - 2/12/15

Provider of online social activities

Producer/ Content Specialist- Recruited for the task of re-launching Yahoo's Games Network

Guided team during creation and launch of modern, scalable, on-boarding process for Yahoo Games Network


o Developed the process for identifying partners and tracking the progress towards on boarding o Created and maintained business relationships with partners like R2, Funatics and more

Constant emersion of F2P web/ mobile market and the current monetization strategies o Content discovery for Yahoo Games Network (Over 50 games in 4 months) o Collaborated with a cross functional team that created a successful ROI growth month to month from creation of program

Producer for Yahoo O&O games

o Integrated and drove Agile development as Scrum Master o Managed 3rd Party QA Services

o External production for two dev teams working on multiple titles for Yahoo

Milestone Reviews

Game play design and feature improvement

IGT, San Francisco, CA 7/01/13 - 1/03/14

Manufacturer of gaming machines and gaming software Localization Technical Project Manager- Hired to fix localization process

Led a team of 4 working with external vendors and international teams to improve process o Project management of online, mobile and third party software through Localization o Collaborate with all stakeholders to create clear communication of needs and progress

Successfully led change of Localization process to no longer be a bottleneck for release dates o Created tracking documentation and process to manage and track multiple titles/ releases o Introduced multiple "Industry best practices" greatly improving milestone completions o Optimized team interactions between production, QA and localization Electronic Arts, Redwood City, CA 11/22/04 - 6/28/13 Video Game Publisher/ Developer

Associate Producer II EA Partners (EAP) 06/11 - 6/28/13

EAP's Localization Project Manager

o Oversaw strategic planning of Localization for all EAP titles for 5 years o Established "Best Practices" for working with external partners in Localization o Managed external Localization tool relationship and implementation

Led EAP/EA's first external PII data sharing (Reckoning) o Drove a cross functional internal and external team including legal, engineers and executives to create an approved and functional data share solution.

Led search, vetting and relationship management of outsourced QA vendor solution Associate Producer I EA Partners 05/09 - 06/11

Assistant Producer EA Partners 04/08 - 05/09

Localization Project Manager (LPM): 02/07 - 04/08

Localization QA Lead (LQA): 11/05 - 02/07

Further job history upon request


Naropa University/UCS

Oakland, CA

Master of Liberal Arts: 2003

Miami University

Oxford, OH

Bachelor of Fine Arts: 1999

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