Co-Founder & COO
Todd Harris (@ToddAlanHarris) - Todd began his career as a software engineer at NCR before taking on product development leadership roles at Radiant Systems and BlueCube Software. In 2005, he entered the games industry when he co-founded Hi-Rez Studios, a creator of online action multiplayer games. Hi-Rez released the first free-to-play game on Steam in 2010, followed by the critically acclaimed shooter Tribes: Ascend in 2012. Todd and Hi-Rez are currently working on the mythology themed, action MOBA SMITE which has over 7 million players. In January 2015 the SMITE World Championship was held at Cobb Energy Center and teams from around the world competed for a prize pool of $2,600,000 over a three day event watched online by over 3 million people. Todd has spoken at numerous technology and game industry events including gamescom, GDC, PAX Prime, PAX East, PAX Australia, Dragon*Con, and SIEGE.
Atlanta-based Hi-Rez Studios was established in 2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment, and is now one of the largest video game studios in the Southeast United States. Its games include the squad-based shooter Global Agenda, the critically acclaimed Tribes: Ascend, and SMITE, the Battleground of the Gods. For more information, visit www.hirezstudios.com