Mark Loughridge is director of the Case Accelerator for Student Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Punahou School. Previously, he co-founded Foundation 9 Entertainment (F9E), which at the time grew to be the largest independent game developer in the world. F9E made software games for every major market, publisher and hardware platform around the world including Disney, Pixar, Microsoft, SONY, Nintendo, Hasbro, Mattel, Scholastic, PBS, the MIT Media Lab and more.
It employed some of the top talent in the industry, including over 1,000 software programmers, artists, animators, game designers, sound designers and producers. During his 11+ years in growing this business, Mr. Loughridge oversaw the creative direction of the company, spearheaded new product development, and provided leadership on internal operations as well as strategic planning.