Developer BiographyKenneth Williams has many years of experience in the games industry and served as both the Director of Business Development and Operations and a producer for Blizzard North. Before leaving to co-found Flagship Studios in 2003, he was a Producer on the highly-anticipated v1.10 for Diablo II while also managing the business affairs of the division.
Williams was a Producer and Localization Producer on both Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, and also was a member of the Global Launch Team for Diablo II: Lord of Destruction that was responsible for simultaneously shipping the product to 15 countries in 9 languages. He also provided additional design for the original Diablo.
Starting in 1995, Kenneth ran the business of Condor, Inc. allowing the founders to focus on creating great games. This successful structure and their work on the original Diablo lead to the purchase of Condor, Inc. where he was also responsible for overseeing the merger process with Davidson & Associates, Inc. in 1996. After the acquisition, Kenneth was responsible for all aspects of managing Operations at Blizzard North including setting and maintaining budgets, conducting contract negotiations, handling all purchasing and accounts payable needs, directing human resource issues including employee immigration status, and providing oversight of the IT department and facilities management.
Prior to working in the gaming industry, Kenneth earned his Jurisprudence Degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles (1993), and is a member of the bar in both New York (1994) and California (1995).
Kenneth is also an avid baseball fan and when he’s not in the office, he can usually be found at a San Francisco Giants game clearly voicing his opinion concerning the amount of walks issued to Barry Bonds. And don't even ask him about BALCO.
Contributed by Sciere (410046) on Feb 28, 2006.
Kenneth Williams at Flagship Studios