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Distinguished Speaker Series

Jack TrettonJack Tretton
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sony Computer Entertainment of America

Topic: Charting Success: A Discussion About Vision, Customer Loyalty and Building Amazing Products

Thursday, October 6, 2011


About Jack Tretton

Jack Tretton has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., of Sony Corp. since November 2006 and its Chief Operating Officer since September 2005. Mr. Tretton is responsible for the day-to-day management of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.'s operations, including licensing, third party relations, business development, strategic planning, first-party product development, marketing, sales, finance, human resources, and the network business group. Mr. Tretton also serves as a Corporate Executive Officer of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Mr. Tretton served as co-Chief Operating Officer of Sony Computer Entertainment's North American games operations and served as an Executive Vice President and Head of Sales. Mr. Tretton has more than 24 years of consumer product experience, 21 of those directly in the videogame space. He has been with Sony Computer Entertainment America since its inception, when he joined in 1995 as director of sales. As one of the founding members of the executive team, Mr. Tretton has worked vigorously to make all PlayStation® platforms best sellers in North America.

Prior to joining Sony Computer Entertainment America, Mr. Tretton served as General Manager of JVC Musical Industries, an international publisher of videogames, where he directing JVC Musical Industries sales, product development, marketing, finance and operation efforts. From 1986 to 1991, Mr. Tretton held numerous positions with Activision, an international publisher of interactive software, lastly served as Vice President of Sales. He also held sales positions with Majers Corporation and Duracell, U.S.A.

Mr. Tretton received his Bachelor of Science degree from Providence College.

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