Company veteran to lead one of the interactive entertainment industry’s premier video game development and publishing labels
NEW YORK-May 31, 2017- Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) today announced that David Ismailer has been appointed as the new President of 2K, a wholly-owned label of the Company that develops and publishes interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe.
Mr. Ismailer began working with Take-Two in 2002 as Vice President and Senior Counsel. In 2005, the year that 2K was formed, he was appointed the label’s Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Publishing Operations. During his tenure in that position for more than a decade, Mr. Ismailer oversaw 2K’s day-to-day operations and diversification, including building and supporting 2K’s world-class teams, and their ability to deliver consistently some of the industry’s most critically and commercially successful franchises such as BioShock, Borderlands, Carnival Games, Mafia, NBA 2K, Sid Meier’s Civilization, WWE 2K and XCOM. Prior to joining Take-Two, he was an attorney at Morrison Cohen, where he practiced M&A and intellectual property law.
Mr. Ismailer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law.
“David is one of our most driven and dedicated leaders, who has a proven track record of success and an overwhelmingly profound sense of team,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. “Since the formation of 2K, he has played an integral role in its evolution to become one of the industry’s premier labels that is renowned throughout the world for its portfolio of iconic franchises. We are confident that under David’s leadership, 2K will continue to flourish and reach exciting new heights for many years to come.”
“Having been at 2K since day one, I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside some of the most talented and committed professionals in our industry,” said David Ismailer, President of 2K. “I am immensely proud of what we have achieved together. My goal is to enable and empower our teams further, and to provide them with the opportunity to build upon our rich history of creating innovative and engaging entertainment experiences for audiences around the world.”