About ZeniMax Media
Headquartered just north of Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, ZeniMax Media is a video game publisher, managed by an experienced group of executives, which has assembled a strong creative team of world-class game developers, graphic artists and designers, sound engineers, producers and programmers to create and sell premium video game titles to a growing worldwide market.
ZeniMax creates and publishes original interactive entertainment content for consoles, the PC, and handheld/wireless devices. Its Bethesda Softworks division, founded in 1986 in the early days of the industry, has a long history of success as a publisher of award-winning video games. In addition, the ZeniMax group includes some of the most acclaimed development studios in the world. The Company's growing library of intellectual properties includes such major franchises as The Elder Scrolls®, Fallout®, Dishonored®, DOOM®, QUAKE®, Wolfenstein®, Prey®, The Evil Within®, and RAGE®.
In addition to developing some of the world’s most popular games, ZeniMax and its studios have a long history of offering innovations that fundamentally changed the video game industry. Among those achievements, Bethesda Game Studios was the first company to create a physics-based sports game, Gridiron, the standard today for the genre. Bethesda also pioneered open world role-playing games, and was the first studio to offer downloadable content for players following a game’s release—now a main source of revenue for publishers. At ZeniMax’s studio in Dallas, id Software invented the most popular form of video game, the first-person shooter, with the release of a game called Wolfenstein; id was also the first studio to offer Deathmatch in multiplayer gaming. Another key milestone was id’s role in the rise of the global e-Sports phenomenon, with a game called Quake, and organized player competition at an annual gathering called QuakeCon, which is more than 20 years old.
ZeniMax’s record of innovation continued with the development of breakthrough technology in virtual reality, or VR, which startled the gaming world when revealed for the first time at the industry gathering, E3, in Bethesda’s booth, to great acclaim. That E3 demonstration showcased another ZeniMax title, DOOM 3 BFG, using proprietary software and hardware that showed the world that commercial VR was possible, and it became a catalyst for the explosion of interest in this platform. More recently, ZeniMax again led the industry by offering mods for its games to both PC and console players, and that technological advance resulted in hundreds of millions of mod downloads by fans of our games in less than a year. Of course, our focus on research and development that moves the industry forward continues, and we plan to make more exciting announcements about ZeniMax innovations in the years ahead.
Board of Directors
Robert A. Altman
Chairman & CEO
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Managing Director, Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Chairman, President & CEO, CBS Corporation
Cal Ripken, Jr.
President & CEO, Ripken Baseball, Inc.
Harry E. Sloan
Chairman and CEO, Global Eagle Holdings, LLC
Robert S. Trump
President, Trump Management, Inc.
Robert A. Altman
Chairman & CEO
James L. Leder
EVP & COO
Cindy L. Tallent
EVP & CFO
J. Griffin Lesher
EVP Legal & Secretary
SVP Finance & Controller
SVP Strategic Planning
SVP Global Marketing and Communications
SVP Global Sales
SVP Product Development
Executive Producer, Bethesda Game Studios
Studio Director, Bethesda Game Studios Montreal
Studio Director, Bethesda Game Studios Austin
Studio Director, Arkane Austin
Tom Mustaine and Marc Tardif
Co-Studio Directors, Escalation Studios
Studio Director, id Software
Executive Producer, MachineGames
Executive Producer, Tango Gameworks
President, ZeniMax Online Studios LLC
General Manager, ZeniMax Asia KK
European Managing Director, ZeniMax Europe Ltd.
Managing Director, ZeniMax Germany GmbH
Président, ZeniMax France SAS
Managing Director, ZeniMax Australia
General Manager, ZeniMax Benelux BV
General Manager, ZeniMax Asia Pacific Ltd
Outside Legal Counsel
DLA Piper US LLP