Rick Phillips is the President, Publishing and Licensing at FoxNext Games. In this role, Rick oversees all marketing and publishing activities for the company’s self-published and licensed games, and is also responsible for licensing the studio’s film and television properties for mobile and console/PC games. FoxNext Games, a division of FoxNext, is led by game industry veterans with a successful track record of creating critically acclaimed titles. FoxNext is expanding the storytelling universes of Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fox Networks Group most cherished franchises through interactive and immersive next-generation storytelling.
Prior to his current post, Rick served as Executive Vice President of Fox Digital Entertainment; in this role he was responsible for both Fox’s mobile gaming activities and for licensing Fox’s film and television libraries to mobile video services. Under his leadership, Rick led the company’s expansion into first-party game development and publishing and prior to that also markedly expanded the company’s licensing business substantially development slate. During his tenure, Fox has released The Simpsons: Tapped Out, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, Futurama: Game of Drones, Angry Birds: Rio, Ice Age Village and a broad range of other games. Mr. Phillips joined Fox in 2012.
Rick has served as a senior executive at leading media and technology companies including Microsoft Corporation, Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc., and MGM Worldwide Television. Early in his career, Mr. Phillips held executive roles at Liberty Global and Liberty Media Corporation. Prior, he served as a creative executive at The Walt Disney Company, and started his career as an analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Rick holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelors Degree of Arts degree from Harvard College. He also serves on the Board of Directors and is a member of the Compensation Committee of Audible Magic Corporation.
He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Elissa, and his three children.