Dan Scherlis <www.scherlis.com> is a veteran game-industry executive, now focused on health games. He is Executive Producer of “BreatheFree”, a smoking-cessation game being developed by Playmatics for Entertainment Science, supported by an NIH SBIR award. Dan also leads a team creating an interactive balance-trainer for fall prevention.
As Principal of Scherlis.com, Dan advises on marketing, creative strategy, and partnerships, and has served as consulting Producer. Clients have included mobile publishing, predictive analytics, and health-game development ventures. Previously, Dan was founding Content Director of a mobile-games venture within telecom giant Comverse. As CEO of Turbine, Dan was Producer of Asheron’s Call, an award-winning MMO (massively multiplayer online) game published by Microsoft. At Papyrus Games, Dan led game development and publishing, and was Producer of IndyCar Racing.
Dan guest-lectures at colleges & universities, and has presented at conferences including Games For Health, GDC, MIT Enterprise Forum, E3 Expo, CTIA, and Osney’s Marketing & Monetising Mobile Games. Dan holds AB, AM (Linguistics), and MBA degrees from Harvard.
(You can see a list of my conference presentations and other talks.)
(For more details about me, see my LinkedIn profile.)