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KELLY SUMNER

Board Member, Planet Digital Partners

KELLY SUMNER

Board Member, Planet Digital Partners

Biography

Kelly has a highly successful history in interactive games and technology companies. He is currently Chairman of Quick Feet and Mediatonic and Director of CRM software provider, Tpoint Solutions and a Director of MEEM Memory Ltd.

Kelly was a founding partner at Take-Two/Rockstar Games, the publisher of ‘Grand Theft Auto’ that remains one of the most successful video games of all time.

He left Take-Two after helping the company increase its revenue from virtually nothing to almost $1billion. As CEO, Kelly saw a quadrupling in the company’s share price.

Kelly was CEO of Red Octane, the games publisher of the world famous ‘Guitar Hero’. Within two years of joining Red Octane, Kelly oversaw the development of one of the biggest games of the decade before ultimately selling the company in 2006 for $155m.

Before Red Octane, Kelly was chairman of Intent Media, publisher of Music Week, MCV and Development magazines, until it was sold to Newbay in 2012.

Kelly began his career at Commodore UK, the UK subsidiary of Commodore International, joining as a trainee electronics engineer after leaving home at 16.

Over 12 years, he worked his way up to becoming Marketing Director via various positions in sales and marketing. Kelly currently resides in Weybridge Surrey with his wife and two daughters after stints in Miami and New York. In 1992, Kelly won a Golden Joystick on Channel 4’s GamesMaster for completing a challenge Tokenizing The Humans on the now much-revered Amiga.