Steve Stopps

  

Project Director, Blitz Games Studios

Location: Warwickshire, UK


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Steve Stopps

A driven and collaborative leader with a passion for business, an eye for quality and a track record of success. I have good instincts honed over many years.

Practical experience in sales, marketing, banking, finance, video games and project management. My creative, solution focused approach has helped me make a significant contribution regardless of sector. I thrive on challenge, and have exceptional communication, negotiation, and mediation skills.

Management & Leadership - Directly managing and leading teams for over 15 years.

Communication & Presentation - A world class presenter and communicator. Regularly delivering key-note presentations and joining panels for high profile industry events.

Project Management - Formally trained in SCRUM & PMBOK, as well as leading projects in PRINCE2. Delivering multi-million dollar projects profitably and exceeding stake holder expectations.

Sales - A proven track record in generating and closing new business opportunities.

Marketing & Analytics - A wealth of experience in marketing and metrics driven development.

Finance & Accounting - Formally trained in banking and finance, with a strong commercial focus.

Work experience

Blitz Games Studios, Project Director
May 2008 - Present, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
As a Project Director for Blitz Games Studios I am accountable for delivering innovative interactive experiences. My remit covers full financial and creative responsibility for projects under my control (from costing to delivery). I am also responsible for the day to day leadership and management of the game teams. I have directed the move into many exciting new markets and opportunities. Establishing new intellectual properties, building audiences, advising on analytics and driving strategy. In addition to my core role and responsibilities, I provide significant support in client management and business development. Resolving challenging issues, and delivering pitches and presentations for multimillion dollar projects to the very highest level. I am a forward thinking business leader, who has built many strong cross industry collaborations to drive the business forwards and inspire innovation.

Market Location, Projects Manager/Account Director
January 2004 - May 2008, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Market Location provides direct marketing and analytical services for many of the world’s leading companies. I was initially responsible for managing data services and call centre campaigns. Delivering customer centred solutions with real results. My detailed technical understanding combined with my customer focused approach lead to me becoming a highly successful Account Director. Responsible for building a new vertical sector I quickly established a strong client base. I did this though a deep understanding of my clients business, and working in partnership with them to build bespoke solutions to meet their unique challenges. In addition to establishing many new products and services, I also lectured at the Institute of Direct Marketing specialising in analytics and data modelling.