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Chelsea Blasko's Blog   Expert Blogs

 

As Iron Galaxy’s Co-CEO, Chelsea Blasko is the “Wizard of Oz” who runs the company’s day-to-day operations and makes all of the magic happen from behind the curtain. She maintains the well-being of its employees and the culture of the studio, overseeing IT, HR, DEI, mentorship programs and more.

Chelsea was the company’s 13th employee and has been instrumental in Iron Galaxy’s growth and high employee retention. While she was initially brought on to produce and run the studio, she proactively took the reins on the hiring, expansion and culture development to help shape the studio’s elevation from 13 to over 170 employees across multiple offices. Chelsea mentored the studio’s leaders by overseeing product development and teaching others the process along the way. Additionally, she created Iron Galaxy’s career coaching program that assigned every employee with a more senior staff member to ensure they were offered opportunities to continue to support their growth and areas of interest. Iron Galaxy now has offices in Chicago, Orlando and even a virtual Austin location. 

A Notre Dame graduate, Chelsea was a high school German teacher, and managed an H&M and high-end boutique before finding her start in games at Electronic Arts in Chicago, where she was enticed by the ability to flex her creative and artistic muscles. While there, she served as the assistant to the GM and a Production Coordinator on a variety of titles and then spent a few years at Robomodo as a Producer and Project Manager.  She was finally convinced by Iron Galaxy’s Founder Dave Lang to share her production expertise at Iron Galaxy and quickly took over the entire company’s production department and internal operations before becoming the co-CEO. We want Iron Galaxy to be a welcoming and diverse place to work, and Chelsea is key to making sure that we can do just that.

 

 

 

Expert Blogs

Posted by Chelsea Blasko on Fri, 20 Nov 2020 10:48:00 EST in
At IG, we celebrate and nurture our differences and know they make us all better every day.We are committed to an environment where staff can be their authentic selves regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ability, identity, orientation or experien


Posted by Chelsea Blasko on Tue, 06 Oct 2020 10:31:00 EDT in
During this unprecedented time, Iron Galaxy’s COO Chelsea Blasko discusses how she quickly transitioned her team to work-from-home settings while maintaining a unique culture that kept the Iron Galaxy team supported, connected and productive.