J.W. "Wild" Bill Stealey is the founder of MicroProse Software
and of Interactive Magic
. He took both companies public.
He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in Aeronautical Engineering and of the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).
He was a management consultant with McKinsey and Co. in New York city. He is an avid aviator and pilots his own T-28 Trojan Warbird. He is the father of five and active in golf, public speaking, and is retired from the Air Force Reserve with the rank of Lt. Colonel and Command Pilot.
Wild Bill was still CEO of both iEntertainment Network and Thriller New Media as of Dec 2010 .
Wild Bill is JW Stealey Sr. and Bill Stealey Jr. is his son.
- 1970 -- Graduated US Air Force Academy
Flew Military Aircraft from 1970 to 1985 as a USAF Pilot
- 1982 -- Founded MicroProse Software with Sid Meier
- 1991 -- Took MicroProse Software public
- 1995 -- Founded Interactive Magic (iMagic)
- 1999 -- Took Interactive Magic (iMagic) public
- 1998 -- iMagic changed name to iEntertainment
- 1999 -- iEntertainment, stepped down as CEO
- 2002 -- renamed CEO of iEntertainment
- 2007 -- Founded ThrillerNewMedia
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- iM1A2 Abrams (1997), Interactive Magic Ltd.
- Apache (1995), Interactive Magic Ltd.
- Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon Deluxe (1993), MicroProse Software, Inc.
- Darklands (1992), MicroProse Ltd.
- Sid Meier Triple Game Pack (1992), MicroProse Software, Inc.
- David Leadbetter's Greens (1991), MicroProse Software, Inc.
- Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon (1990), MicroProse Software, Inc.
- M1 Tank Platoon (1989), MicroProse Software, Inc.
- Red Storm Rising (1988), MicroProse Software, Inc.
- Airborne Ranger (1987), MicroProse Software, Inc.
- F-19 Stealth Fighter (1987), MicroProse Software, Inc.
- Sid Meier's Pirates! (1987), MicroProse Software, Inc.
- Gunship (1986), MicroProse Software, Inc.
- Acrojet (1985), U.S. Gold Ltd.
- Crusade in Europe (1985), MicroProse Software, Inc.
- Silent Service (1985), MicroProse Software, Inc.
- Solo Flight (1983), MicroProse Software, Inc.