Cloud Imperium Games today announces two new board members: Dan Offner, a founder and managing partner of O&A, and Eli Klein, co-founder and chairman of Infatrade Group. Dan Offner joins on behalf of the investors, Clive Calder's family office and Keith Calder's Snoot Entertainment, and Eli Klein formally joins the board from his previous position as an external advisor.
“Dan and Eli were instrumental in helping to coordinate our partnership with Clive and Keith Calder, and their expertise across finance, business and interactive entertainment brings a new and varied skill set to our Board,” said Chris Roberts, CEO and founder, Cloud Imperium Games. “I’ve known both of them for years, and I’m excited to welcome them officially to the Cloud Imperium family.”
With the appointments of Mr. Offner and Mr. Klein, Cloud Imperium’s Board of Directors now consists of five members including Chris Roberts, Ortwin Freyermuth and Erin Roberts. Chris Roberts retains full control of the Cloud Imperium Board and Group.
About Dan Offner
Dan Offner has more than 28 years of experience as a lawyer and entrepreneur. He has been corporate counsel, outside general counsel and deal lawyer for small, medium and large companies in the technology and interactive entertainment industries. With hundreds of M&A deals, incorporations, financings, technology and content deals, Mr. Offner has built and led numerous legal departments and deal teams for domestic and international clients. He is also an active angel investor and board member who appreciates the challenges of being an entrepreneur and a businessman.
About Eli Klein
Eli Klein is the Co-founder & Chairman of Infatrade Group, through which he has invested in many industries and trade companies across film, corporate finance and various industries including steel, food & chemicals, plastics and machinery. Currently, Mr. Klein is the chairman of the supervisory board of SLI Chemical Group (SLI) - a fine chemical trading and distribution company, where he oversees the finance and the strategic development of SLI.
About Cloud Imperium Games
Cloud Imperium is a new kind of independent video studio dedicated to delivering AAA games outside the established publisher system. Founded in 2012 by renowned visionary game developer Chris Roberts (Wing Commander, Freelancer, Privateer), Sandi Gardiner, and Ortwin Freyermuth (Producer: Carlito’s Way, Shattered, Das Boot - Director’s Cut), with Erin Roberts (Starlancer, Privateer) joining the team in 2013. Cloud Imperium is creating Star Citizen, a record-shattering largely crowdfunded space sim, and Squadron 42, a Hollywood-caliber story-driven single-player game set in the same universe. Cloud Imperium operates in “open development” – sharing progress and updates with our backers in near real time. This paradigm shifting development process (game development usually occurs behind closed doors) means players know the ins and outs of Star Citizen and Squadron 42’s development, interact with and give feedback to our developers and ensures that we are making the games they want to play.