Senior Vice President
As Senior Vice President, Charlie Speight leads product development and digital operations for Future U.S. He is focused on driving digital scale for Future through innovative content creation, audience development, social media management and high impact advertising solutions for Future’s web portfolio across Games, Technology, Sports and Crafts. Under Charlie’s leadership, Future is cementing its position as a premier content marketing company.
Charlie joined Future in October 2012 from Federated Media Publishing, where he was Chief Product Officer, responsible for developing market-leading platforms for publisher monetization and scalable native advertising across the independent web. Charlie lead the development of the DailyBuzz platform for curated content marketing across the publishing long tail and the Conversationalist Ad Suite for native advertising. Under Charlie’s product leadership, Federated successfully transformed into a leader in the programmatic advertising market by acquiring and integrating Lijit Networks.
Charlie has worked as a development, professional services and product executive at leading digital marketing companies including Digital Impact, Acxiom, Jupiter Media Metrix, Gartner, Heartbeat Software, Ebates.com. He has expertise and experience driving results for Fortune 2000 companies across all areas of Digital marketing including display advertising, search marketing, social media, affiliate e-commerce, email marketing, mobile marketing and digital content marketing.
Charlie holds a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of North Carolina.
Vice President, Marketing & Operations
As Vice President of Marketing & Operations, Rhoda oversees all integrated marketing and creative solutions efforts for the games, technology and active verticals at Future US. She works in tandem with the sales organization to develop award-winning integrated marketing programs to drive revenue growth. In addition, she also serves as the point of contact for US corporate communications and directs all marketing and PR initiatives.
She previously served as Director, Marketing & Sales Development, where she led the charge in building a central creative solutions group, integrating the marketing, sales development, event planning and in-house video production teams into a full-service creative solutions powerhouse. She helped mold the creation of this internal agency, turning readers into brand evangelists for our partners with the creation of robust experiential marketing programs like the highly regarded and hugely successful Hyundai Undead program.
Rhoda began her career in advertising at Wenner Media in NYC, where she was part of the ad sales team that brought US Magazine to market in its current weekly format, US Weekly. After several years, she moved to San Francisco where she worked at Hartle Media, helping to launch the San Francisco based lifestyle media property, 7×7.
Rhoda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Senior Director, Product Development
As Senior Director of Product Development, Bart Jaworski leads engineering and product management of Future’s world-class consumer media products and platforms. Bart uses a lean product development process that focuses on the user’s experience and leverages data-driven insights to maximize user engagement, and has thus led Future’s core properties to significant growth.
Prior to joining Future in 2006, Bart was a product leader specializing in video games and e-commerce. At Electronic Arts, he spearheaded the integration of the company’s MMO and deep game portfolio into an online gaming relaunch of EA.com. At CSAA, he led the development of a payment system that processed over $1 billion annually, and has been instrumental in the growth of several products at various early-stage startups.
Bart studied Computer Science & Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Global Editor-in-Chief, GamesRadar Network
As GamesRadar Network’s Global Editor in Chief, Sophia Tong manages a talented team of individuals to deliver the most relatable and insightful games and entertainment content. Working diligently with her team, GamesRadar.com now exceeds over 6 million unique visitors every month.
Sophia Tong joined Future as a managing editor at the end of 2011, and was previously an editor at GameSpot responsible for covering events and tradeshows while building relationships with publishers to plan exclusive coverage for the site. She has more than 10 years of experience writing about video games and video game music across various websites. Before writing for the gaming industry, Sophia was working in inside sales and began her career in the Bay Area at PeopleSoft. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, she spends much of her free time cooking, eating, and taking silly pictures of her dog.
Sophia holds a Bachelors of Communication with a focus in Journalism and Mass Communications from California State University, East Bay.