Bruce Hack is founder and CEO of BLH Venture, LLC, a provider of strategy and operating advice to media and entertainment companies. He is a Director on public and private boards including Technicolor (TCH), MiMedx Group (MDXG) and numerous early- to mid-stage online and mobile firms. Hack was a principal in the creation of Activision Blizzard, the largest video game company in the world, and served as its Vice Chairman in 2009. From 2004-2008, he was CEO of Vivendi Games, the developer and operator of numerous franchises including Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, the world’s largest subscription-based online game.
Previously, Hack was Vice Chairman of the Board, Universal Music Group—the world’s largest music company—from 1998 to 2001, and CFO, Universal Studios, from 1995 to 1998. He joined The Seagram Company Ltd. in 1982 after serving as an international trade negotiator at the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C. Among his roles at Seagram were CFO of Tropicana Products, Inc. and Director, Strategic Planning, at The Seagram Company Ltd. Hack guest lectures on leadership and entrepreneurship at Stanford, Princeton, Yale, and Cornell Universities.
Mr. Hack earned a B.A. from Cornell and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago.