CEO Nexus to Host CEO Forum at Rollins College Jun 12 with Philip Holt, Founder of Video Game Studio Row Sham Bow

ORLANDO, Fla. --- CEO Nexus will host its next CEO Forum at Rollins College Tuesday, June 12, featuring keynote speaker Philip Holt, founder, president and chief executive officer of online gaming studio Row Sham Bow in Orlando.

Steve Quello, president of CEO Nexus, said the Forum, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Gallery at Rollins College, is open to area CEOs and corporate principals.

Quello said Holt is a highly respected pioneer in the digital gaming industry. As general manager of EA Sports, a subsidiary EA Tiburon, Holt played a major role in shaping the Madden NFL series into one of the most popular gaming suites on the market and making EA Tiburon’s PGA gaming brands an industry benchmark.

Holt left EA Sports last year to launch Row Sham Bow, which now has a full-time staff of more than 17 engineers, creative directors and technicians. Row Sham Bow recently launched the game Woodland Heroes on FaceBook.

“This is a great forum to get up close and personal with industry leaders like Philip Holt.”  said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for Research and Commercialization at UCF.  “I’m sure it will be a rewarding experience for all that are fortunate enough to attend.”

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CEO Nexus is an organization that works in concert with public and private organizations interested in providing business leaders—owners, CEOs and presidents—with practical tools and techniques designed specifically for growing second-stage companies. Sponsors include the Edward Lowe Foundation, the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, the University of Central Florida Office of Research & Commercialization, Rollins College Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship and GrowFL.