Mr. Kurz co-founded Themis Group in 2001 when he first observed the growing financial and operational influences that digital communities were having on publishers of online games. A self described pop culturist and marketing wonk, Mr. Kurz has helped pioneer the understanding that online media, community management and marketing services are most effective when fully integrated.
In addition to his responsibilities with Themis, Mr. Kurz is also a Director and co-founder of Eagle Financial Partners, a private equity and financial management firm. Mr. Kurz serves on both the Board of Entrepreneurial Studies and the Marketing Advisory Council for Suffolk University and is a member of IGDA, WOMMA, NYRRC, ASF, NHMS, and the ULC. Previously, Mr. Kurz received a B.A. from Tulane University and an M.B.A. from Suffolk University. Mr. Kurz began his career in finance with Lehman Brothers.
Alexander Macris is Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Themis Group. In addition to providing the company's leadership and directing its key client engagements, he is editor-in-chief of its Themis Report and publisher of The Escapist magazine. Prior to Themis, he was Founder and CEO of WarCry Network, a community destination for entertainment enthusiasts, which he grew to over 1 million monthly users. A frequent speaker at both marketing and game industry events, Mr. Macris is a member of the IGDA, WOMMA, AMA, ABA, and NYSB. He is a graduate magna cum laude of Harvard Law School, where he authored a study on the effects of game design on community growth.