Scott Sassa has joined GameFlys board of directors. Sassa's more than two decades of entertainment media and Internet industry experience includes serving as president of NBC West Coast, Friendster and Turner Ent. Group.
"It's clear to me that with the rapid growth of the gaming sector and the increasing number of exciting platforms, consumers are looking for a model like this where there is a combination of convenience, value and selection," said Sassa. "GameFly has done an excellent job of establishing itself as the dominant company actively addressing this market opportunity."
Sassa serves as ceo-in-residence with Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Sassa was president/ceo of Friendster, a top 50 Internet site, and served as president of NBC West Coast, where he was responsible for overseeing all of NBC's entertainment-related businesses. Sassa spent nine years at Turner Broadcasting System, completing his tenure there as president of Turner Ent. Group and was a member of the Turner board of directors and the TBS Executive Committee.
Sassa joins Sequoia Capital partner, Michael Moritz, Gap.com president Toby Lenk, and Lehman Brothers Venture Capital partner Tom Banahan as non-executive GameFly directors.
"We're thrilled that Scott is joining GameFly's board of directors," said Hodess. "His media and Internet expertise will be a tremendous asset to our business, and I look forward to working with him on our exciting new product development and marketing initiatives."
GameFly (www.gamefly.com) is the leading online videogame rental service. With a choice of more than 3,500 titles, GameFly delivers the widest selection and availability of games for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS and PSP without the hassle of due dates or late fees. With plans starting at $14.95 a month, GameFly subscribers can rent one to four games at a time and keep them for as long as they like. Subscribers manage their GameQ online and receive games directly from the U.S. Postal Service via first class mail.