CEO and co-Founder of Spiral Media LTD
As Principal of Contagious Creativity, Gaiser guides technology and entertainment companies to create meaning and money. She serves as a senior creative leader, advisor and director for inspired computing experience across films, games & VR/AR. She recently designed the Quantum Creativity Leadership Summit for senior executives in Technology and Gaming to gather with multidisciplinary experts to showcase the efficacy of creative leadership to genuinely welcome diverse people and perspectives. She also serves as the Creative Leadership & Diversity Evangelist for several gaming non-profits.
As one of the first female CEO’s in the gaming industry, Gaiser spent the last 15 years experiencing the game industry as both an insider, and an outsider. This unique vantage point enabled her to not only sidestep the outdated habits of the game industry, but to create and capture the girl market that had been left behind. Dubbed by the NYT as ‘The UnBarbie’ of computer games, Gaiser grew Her Interactive to $8.5M in revenues, sold 9M units and won 29 Parent’s Choice Gold Medal awards by co-creating the highly successful Nancy Drew game franchise. In partnership with her team, she was responsible for co-creating intelligent games for girls and women.
For over a decade, the company enjoyed an inclusive culture resulting in inspired employees, customers, award-winning products, yearly revenue growth and little competition for a long time. Gaiser gained a reputation for identifying and engaging unproven markets, inspiring collaboration and a commitment to the highest artistic and aesthetic qualities. Awards include: “Game Industry’s 100 Most Influential Women” Next Generation; “Top 10 Most Influential Women of the Decade” Gaming Angels & “2011 Indie Cade Trailblazer Lifetime Achievement Award.”