Tom Putzki is a veteran in the games industry with a track record of more than 50 games from casual games to full price blockbuster.
Tom began his career at the German developer Greenwood Entertainment and founded his first own company PIRANHA BYTES, developer of the GOTHIC-series, in 1997. After selling the company succesfully 1999 he became co-founder and shareholder of the Phenomedia AG, famous for the Moorhuhn character. He stayed at Phenomedia and the successing phenomedia publishing gmbh in various management positions until May 2006.
He founded his own consulting company in the beginning of 2006 and advices national and international clients both from the Games Industry and other Industries.
Tom was the founding CEO of G.A.M.E. – German Game Developers Association for 2 years. He was founding member of the advisory board both of the GC – Games Convention, Leipzig, Germany and the GC-Developers Conference, also based in Leipzig. Actually he is member of the advisory board of Game Developers Conference Europe, Cologne. He is member of the advisory board of Bigpoint Gmbh, a browser games company located in Hamburg, Germany. He is also member of the Jury and the Academy of the German Gamedevelopers Award and the Content Award Vienna.
Likewise he is member of the Jury from AV-Gruenderzentrum Cologne, which helps young companies in the creative industries with both money and know-how.
Tom teaches ‘Games Business’ and ‘Games Marketing’ at the Games Academy in Berlin and Frankfurt and ‘Corporate Management’ at the MD.H in Duesseldorf.
Tom speaks on a regular basis on conferences, trading fairs, round tables and teaches occasionally at several academies and universities.