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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 Tue, 19 Oct 2021 11:47:00 EDT in Serious
Iron Galaxy's Joseph Simmons talks about mitigating burn-out and finding ways to keep employees engaged with their work. The company continues to modify process to allow their approach to expand as they've grown.


Posted by Chelsea Blasko on Fri, 27 Aug 2021 11:25:00 EDT
Iron Galaxy's Co-CEO talks about their commitment to fostering a safe, welcoming, and inclusive work environment where employees at all levels respect one-another regardless of race, gender, age, ability, identity, orientation, background.


Posted by Chelsea Blasko on Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:48:00 EDT in Programming
Iron Galaxy Studios' Technical Director Joseph Simons talks about programming at the studio, helping others acquire new skills, makig employees the best asset.


Posted by Chelsea Blasko on Tue, 29 Jun 2021 03:16:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
Iron Galaxy Studios names Rejess Marshall DEI & Access Program Manager


Posted by Chelsea Blasko on Tue, 18 May 2021 10:22:00 EDT in Serious
On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, Iron Galaxy Studios' Co-CEO Chelsea Blasko and her team share their personal journeys about finding acceptance


Posted by Chelsea Blasko on Mon, 03 May 2021 10:32:00 EDT in 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