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Mark Otero MBA 07
Sacramento MBA Alumnus

Previous Position

Founder and CEO, KlickNation Corp. | Sacramento, Calif.

Previous Degree

B.S., Computer Science, California State University, Sacramento

Student Leadership

Team Lead, Consulting Center project for the Sacramento Bee

“I learned how to recruit and build a team and shape a sustainable business. Today I’m running on the thrill of doing exactly what I want to do.”

Fast Facts

  • Rags to riches: founded KlickNation Corp. and grew it into a multi-million-dollar online social gaming company—that was acquired by Electronic Arts for a reported $35 million in 2011
  • Today, leads the Sacramento and Redwood Shores BioWare studios, all focused on core games on social
  • “I love the intense creative process, the capacity to create new products and services.”
  • Paying back: established the Otero Faculty Resource Center; gift also supports faculty research in marketing and entrepreneurship
  • Member, Graduate School of Management Dean’s Advisory Council
  • First alumnus honored with the Graduate School of Management Alumni Association’s Distinguished Achievement and Outstanding Service Awards in the same year