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With nearly twenty years of experience as an interactive and entertainment media executive, Darrell Rodriguez has brought his acumen for efficient, results-driven production and business strategies to some of the biggest creative enterprises in the video gaming industry. As president of LucasArts, Rodriguez spearheaded the growth of its Indiana Jones and Star Wars properties, cultivating titles like Star Wars: The Old Republic and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, the company’s most successful internally developed game launch in three decades, and fan favorite, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition. Prior to this, Rodriguez managed development and administration of titles within the Medal of Honor, Command & Conquer, SSX, NBA Street, FIFA Street and Marvel franchises as Chief Operating Officer of EA Los Angeles and Assistant Chief Operating Officer of EA Canada. Immediately prior to taking the Chief Executive Officer role at Trendy, he was the Chief Creative Officer at International Game Technology, the world’s largest creator of casino games.
A two-decade veteran of the entertainment software and hardware industries, Rob Moore brings to Trendy strong technical experience in console and mobile development. As CTO for EA Tiburon and EA Sports, he managed development and processes as well as contributed to the growth of some of EA’s most popular games. He also played a key part in the technical design and development of Nintendo’s GameCube console as the Graphics Manager at Nintendo of America.
Marco Busse is a veteran video game developer with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He was as one of the original 10 employees of the fledgling startup Tiburon Entertainment, which was later acquired by Electronic Arts. He played many key development, technical, and operational roles during his time at EA, helping the Tiburon studio scale to over 600 employees and consistently put out major AAA titles year after year. Marco was one of the original creators of the game development framework process used throughout EA, and has game credits on every major franchise EA Tiburon worked on during his time there., including Madden NFL Football, NCAA Football, NASCAR Thunder, EA Sports MMA, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour.
Hoyos joined Trendy Entertainment in October 2012 with over 25 years’ experience in the Accounting Management Field. From 2004 to 2012, Ms. Hoyos was Vice President of Finance for ScriptLogic Corporation in Boca Raton, FL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quest Software. Prior to joining ScriptLogic, she spent several years in the Telecom industry, where her most recent assignment was that of Corporate Controller for Nations Telecom, LLC. Prior to Nations Telecom, Hoyos held various accounting management positions within MCI/WorldCom’s Operator Services Division in San Antonio, Texas. In her current role, Ms. Hoyos oversees the Company’s Finance & Accounting department.as well as Human Resources.
With nearly 20 years of experience in business development and sales primarily in the games and media space Drew Curby has joined Trendy Entertainment. Most recently Mr Curby served as General Manager, Global Operations at Glu Mobile working on such titles as Deer Hunter 14, Eternity Warriors 3, Frontline Commando 2, and others. In addition, for the past ten years Mr. Curby ran global business development efforts for GameSpy Technology, a division of IGN Entertainment, News Corporation. At GameSpy, Mr. Curby worked closely with a broad cross section of the Industry, from Electronic Arts and Rockstar to Nintendo and many Indie Developers Mr Curby created and managed partnerships in support of some of the past decade's most iconic games. In his current role, Mr. Curby oversees the Company's Business Development efforts.