About Morgan Ramsay

"Morgan has an extraordinary ability to craft a powerful narrative, to clarify technical and complex ideas, and to inform, motivate, and persuade. I’m looking forward to seeing what he does next."
—Alyssa Walles, Board Member, Atari S.A.

Morgan Ramsay is the author of the critically acclaimed books Gamers at Work: Stories Behind the Games People Play and Online Game Pioneers at Work, which debuted at #1 in six categories and landed him at #15 in Amazon's Most Popular Authors in Business. An internationally published writer, editor, and columnist, he has interviewed 53 CEOs in technology and entertainment, such as private astronaut and Ultima series creator Richard Garriott, Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen, and DeNA chairwoman Tomoko Namba.

Morgan is also a creative and technical business leader with 20 years of experience across corporate development, marketing management, and product management. In 2016, he was tapped by former Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley and the creators of EverQuest to act as Producer and QA Director on a procedurally generated open world role-playing game at Pixelmage Games until its acquisition by Amazon Game Studios.

Currently, at Ramsay Entertainment, he is developing novels in speculative fiction genres.

Leadership

Ramsay EntertainmentFounder

An independent production company focused on delivering owned media and other published content. We are currently developing novels in speculative fiction genres.

2010–Present
San Diego, CA / New York, NY
Ramsay IndustriesFounder

An augmented reality startup temporarily on the backburner. The necessary hardware capabilities and data infrastructure will likely not exist for 5-15 years.

Mar–Dec 2017
San Diego, CA
Pixelmage Games (acquired by Amazon Game Studios)Producer / Director of Quality Assurance

An independent game development studio founded by the co-creators of EverQuest. We shipped Hero's Song, a procedurally generated open world multiplayer RPG.

Aug 2016–Mar 2017
San Diego, CA
Entertainment Media CouncilFounder

A trade association for business leaders in the video game industry, established by executives at ArenaNet, Capcom, Gaikai, NCsoft, Turtle Beach, and other companies.

2008–2016
San Diego, CA
Heretic GroupFounder

A marketing agency in the aerospace/defense and entertainment industries. We specialized in creative services, external communications, and brand strategy.

2002–2009
San Diego, CA

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Communication, University of Phoenix, 2011
  • Certificate, Nonprofit Management, Chapman University, 2008
  • Certificate, Meeting and Event Planning, San Diego State University, 2008
  • Certificate, Advertising, Marketing, and Merchandising, Palomar College, 2008
  • Certificate, Retail Management, Palomar College, 2007