Former Director of Operations Steps Into Lead Role at Game Art Outsourcing Studio
(San Francisco, CA) February 24, 2015 – Massive Black, an industry leader in intellectual property development, today announced long time Director of Operations, Melissa Lee, has taken over as President. Lee has spent her career at Massive Black managing the creative development process for the studio, expanding business development, and collaborating across all disciplines to ensure all projects are developed according to brand strategy and progressing along timelines.
“I’m honored and extremely excited to lead such an amazing team,” said Melissa Lee President of Massive Black. “Since starting at Massive Black back in 2004, I’ve had the privilege to work with some of the most talented people in the industry and after working ten years at the studio and providing our services to hundreds of companies, I’m more confident than ever to lead Massive Black into the next stage of our development.”
“I’m extremely excited to have Melissa Lee move into the presidential role here at Massive Black, said Justin “Coro” Kaufman Owner and Creative Director of Massive Black. She’s been at my side since our earliest beginnings as a studio, and there is literally nobody on the planet that knows this business and our team like she does. Her vision and resolve will be integral as we move into our second decade of doing what we love to be able to do.”
As part of a new initiative, Massive Black is expanding their business model to offer consultation and advice to independent artists seeking expertise in business management and contract negotiations when partnering with potential clients. The goal is to create an equal and level playing field for both parties involved when independent artists are working and negotiating with new clients. Some of the artists Massive Black has agreed to offer consultation to are Brad Rigney, Espen Sætervik, Even Mehl Amundsen, Mike Bierek, Ironklad Studios, Karla Ortiz, Rich Doble, and Pete Konig.
Source: Press Release