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Rob Pardo

Game Designer

Rob has worked in the game industry as a game designer, executive and producer for over 20 years. For most of his career he worked at Blizzard Entertainment where he most recently served as their Chief Creative Officer. Rob is best known for his work as the Lead Designer on StarCraft: Brood War, Warcraft III and World of Warcraft. Based on the achievements of Blizzard games under his direction, Pardo was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and The Wall Street Journal named him as one of the top 25 power players in the game industry. During his time at Blizzard, Rob was fundamental in building the game design department and culture within the company and mentoring all the senior designers within the studio. Before Rob left the studio in 2014, he was able to launch Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft as the Executive Producer.