Developer BiographyKen Goldstein is Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Disney Online. Responsible for all creative, technical, marketing, and financial initiatives surrounding the presence of the Disney brand on the Internet, Ken oversees development of the corporate site www.disney.com; all of the divisional Web sites of The Walt Disney Company; the celebrated venue for tools and information www.familyfun.com; and www.movies.com, a leading movie information service offering movie reviews, trailers, listings and other content for movie fans.
Prior to joining Disney in November 1998, Ken served as Brøderbund Software's vice president of entertainment and founding general manager of the company's Red Orb Entertainment division. Commercially and critically acclaimed titles on the Red Orb label included "Riven: The Sequel to Myst," by Cyan Productions, "Warlords III," by the Strategic Studies Group (SSG), "The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time," by Presto Studios, and "Prince of Persia 3D," by the Red Orb Entertainment Studio.
Before the formation of Red Orb Entertainment at Brøderbund, Ken was responsible for all aspects of development on the highly acclaimed Carmen Sandiego series, leading the product family from aggregate worldwide sales of 2.5 million units in 1992 to over 6 million units in 1997, while supervising brand development through three television series, a motion picture deal, and broad expansion of an international merchandising program. Other award-winning titles his teams at Brøderbund produced include "In the 1st Degree," "Alien Tales," and "The Last Express."
Prior to joining Brøderbund, Ken worked as a designer/producer at Philips Interactive Media and Cinemaware Corporation, and for several years as a screenwriter and television executive.
A graduate of Yale University, he is very active in children's welfare issues. Ken currently sits on the board of directors for Hathaway Children and Family Services, a non-profit organization that provides services for abused, neglected and emotionally disturbed children. He has been a volunteer with Free Arts for Abused Children and Olive Crest Treatment Centers and served on the board of trustees of Full Circle Programs, a residential treatment and family services agency.
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Ken Goldstein, Executive Publisher, Brøderbund Software source: The Last Express: Behind The Scenes (1996)