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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 Mon, 03 May 2021 10:32:00 EDT in Serious, Serious, Serious
As someone who makes policy that affects over 200 peoples’ lives every day, being a good leader means never losing sight of the individual. Policies are made to address trends, but they affect individuals. The American Families Plan sees people


Posted by Chelsea Blasko on Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:26:00 EDT in Serious, Serious, Serious
This is a reflective piece from Iron Galaxy's Co-CEO Chelsea Blasko about growth and lessons learned, one year later since the start of the pandemic.


Posted by Chelsea Blasko on Mon, 08 Mar 2021 10:44:00 EST in Serious, Serious, Serious
In all, 2.5 million women have left the workforce last year. Iron Galaxy Studios focuses on diversity & inclusion has helped the studio expand throughout 2020 to 180+ personnel with close to 17 percent being women.


Posted by Chelsea Blasko on Tue, 09 Feb 2021 11:40:00 EST in Serious, Serious, Serious
Iron Galaxy is committed to high retention as a result of cultivating a great work experience. With women choosing to leave the workforce because they don’t have other options, they continue to retain their parents & caregivers during unprecedented time


Posted by Chelsea Blasko on Thu, 10 Dec 2020 10:54:00 EST in Serious, Serious, Serious
Chelsea Blasko looks back on 2020 & reflects on what it’s been like balancing roles of colleague, boss, mentor, & mom to a fledgling studio. She also shares what Iron Galaxy has learned this past year and why she continues to be so very grateful.


Posted by Chelsea Blasko on Fri, 20 Nov 2020 10:48:00 EST in Serious, Serious, Serious
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 expe