Chris DeWolfe is the CEO and co-founder of SGN, the fastest growing major U.S. mobile games studio founded in 2010. As CEO, DeWolfe has built the company responsible for over a dozen top-10 titles on the iTunes Store. SGN has had more than 500 million installations of its games including Cookie Jam, which was also named Facebook’s Game of the Year 2014.
Prior to SGN, DeWolfe was co-founder and CEO of MySpace, the social network that redefined the concept of socializing around shared interests. Under DeWolfe’s leadership, MySpace became the number one most trafficked site in the United States. At launch in 2003, MySpace attracted an average of 300,000 new members daily, but by the time he left the company in 2009, it had more than 130 million monthly active users globally. From 2005-2008, MySpace was the most visited social networking site in the world.
DeWolfe won the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year award in June 2015, and has been featured on the cover of Fortune magazine twice. He was also named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2007, chosen by Barbara Walters as one of her 10 Most Fascinating People for 2007, and won the Producers Guild of America’s Vanguard Award in 2009. DeWolfe has a B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Washington and an MBA from the University of Southern California, and was honored by the latter as Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year (2006). DeWolfe served on the Board of Trustees for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Talenthouse and Woven Digital. He lives in Los Angeles.