Tom Kudirka

Tom Kudirka

Entrepreneur

Location
Tulsa, Oklahoma (Tulsa, Oklahoma Area)
Industry
Computer Games

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Tom Kudirka's Overview

Current
  • Founder/CEO at The Cornerstone Group
  • Founder/CEO at 2015 Games
Past
  • Founder/CEO at K2 Interactive
  • Founder/CEO at Novex Technologies
  • Founder/CEO at Executive Toybox
Education
Connections

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Tom Kudirka's Summary

I am an entrepreneur at heart, with a passion for business. I have a talent for taking a project from the concept stage and evolving it to a profitable business.

Over my career I've started six companies from scratch. Each one was first “an idea”. One such company was 2015 Games which was started in 1997 with no office, no employees, no contract, nothing. I assembled a team of talented, yet inexperienced, game developers mostly from the Mod community and worked our way up to developing Medal of Honor: Allied Assault for Electronic Arts. MoHAA was greeted with critical acclaim and commercial success.

Many of the team members from 2015 went on to form Infinity Ward who, after being acquired by Activision, developed the Call of Duty/Modern Warfare series, one of the most successful video game franchises of all time.

I enjoy building teams, planning out what needs to be done and executing that plan.

Tom Kudirka's Experience

Founder/CEO

The Cornerstone Group

July 2013Present (1 year 3 months) Tulsa, Oklahoma Area

Founder/CEO

2015 Games

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Games industry

March 1997Present (17 years 7 months) Tulsa, Oklahoma Area

Founded the video game company “2015” (pronounced twenty-fifteen). In 1999, developed “Wages of Sin” for Activision. In 2002, developed “Medal of Honor: Allied Assault” for Electronic Arts. Many consider MoHAA to have pioneered the cinematic military shooter.

In 2004, 2015 released its original property “Men of Valor” published by Vivendi Universal. MOV has been praised for its attention to detail, strong storytelling, and immersive qualities. 2015 has received several awards including “Best of E3” and “PC Action Game of the Year”.

Founder/CEO

Tornado Studios

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Computer Games industry

October 2008October 2011 (3 years 1 month) Tulsa, Oklahoma Area

Founded Tornado Studios to focus on the growing casual and social video game market. Released the games “Project Runway” (Wii) and “Fun with Death” (iOS).

Field Engineer

AT&T

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; T; Telecommunications industry

19852000 (15 years) Tulsa, Oklahoma Area

Installed and maintained broadband communication equipment including routers, modems, VSAT’s, multiplexors, PBX systems, T1’s, etc.

Founder/CEO

Games Etc.

August 1995March 1997 (1 year 8 months) Tulsa, Oklahoma Area

Started one of the first online video game retail stores. Sold PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Nintendo and PC video games online.

Founder/CEO

K2 Interactive

January 1994July 1995 (1 year 7 months) Tulsa, Oklahoma Area

Created a product called “Verbal Commander” which was the first speech recognition device designed for video games. The product consumed zero system resources, worked with any video game, in any language, and on any PC.

Founder/CEO

Novex Technologies

19921994 (2 years) Tulsa, Oklahoma Area

Created “RadioActive” the world’s first FM radio/TV tuner for the PC. Handled all aspects of the business; from concept, design, manufacturing to the final product on the store shelves.

Founder/CEO

Executive Toybox

19891991 (2 years) Tulsa, Oklahoma Area

Started a mail order catalog targeting young executives and CEO’s. Executive Toybox carried high-tech gadgets, toys and unique gifts for the up and coming professional. Items included; alligator skinned briefcases, 1/14 scale Lamborghini models, solid gold money clips, electronic golf scorers, etc. Handled all aspects of the business; from concept, design of the catalog, purchasing of products from manufactures to overseeing the shipping department.

Tom Kudirka's Education

University of Phoenix

Bachelor, Business Information Systems

19982000

Metropolitan Community College

Associates Degree, Electronic Engineering Technology

19831985

Bellevue West

19781981

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