In her role as Global Head of Third Party Portfolio & Acquisitions, Shawne Benson drives global partnership and content strategy for PlayStation’s diverse and ever-expanding library of games. Her work is essential in ensuring that PlayStation remains the go-to hub for the world’s best gaming experiences. As Shawne says, she and her team strive to create the best “mix tape” for PlayStation.
Shawne brings nearly 20 years of experience working in the games and entertainment industry, many of them at Sony Interactive Entertainment. She leads a high performing, global team of content analysts, business development experts, and producers who together execute a rigorous strategy related to the curation and negotiation of partnership opportunities across the PlayStation brand.
Prior to joining Sony Interactive Entertainment, Shawne spent 10 years at Apple where she curated games for the App Store, among other roles in video production, internal development, and management.
Shawne got her start in the gaming industry as a sound designer and score composer for video games, in addition to projects in theatre and film. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from DePaul University.