Hypergiant Adds Tech Industry Veterans to its Staff

Hypergiant Industries is beefing up its staff with some heavy hitters from the technology industry.

Hypergiant has announced that Brian Beard and Gary Gattis will join as Global Chief Strategy and Legal Officer and General Manager in Residence respectively.

Hypergiant, which came out of stealth mode last year, has launched two new divisions, Hypergiant Galactic Systems and Hypergiant Sensory Sciences. The company is focused on building AI-powered solutions for its customers.

“Hypergiant’s business model is designed to spark innovation, collaboration, and growth in a way I’ve never seen before, and I’m excited to help accelerate that business model,” Beard said in a news release. “CEO Ben Lamm has a vision for the AI industry that’s unmatched — and

my role is to facilitate that vision at the highest level and with the same speed and precision that Ben has come to be known for.”

Previously, Beard served as managing partner of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Austin. He came out of retirement to work for Hypergiant. During his career, he served as outside corporate counsel to public and private companies, advising them on a wide range of significant corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and private equity and venture capital financings.

With Hypergiant Industries, Beard will help manage M&A transactions, develop strategic plans for joint ventures, and execute on the long-term vision of the company with speed and precision.

“Hypergiant’s vision is a powerful testament to our need to move beyond technology for the sake of technology. We have been stuck in a vicious cycle of making products that we think will make money, versus the products we need to create a better world for us all,” Gattis said in a news release. “As General-Manager-in-Residence, I’ll be focused on finding ways to bring a new standard of user experience to several internal R&D AI products, further enabling the data manipulation and analysis that is going to not only drive modern business, but our entire world.”

Previously, Gattis co-founded and served as CEO of Austin-based Spacetime Studios, the leading mobile games studio. “Spacetime Studios designed and developed the world’s first cross-platform 3D mobile massive multiplayer online game, “Pocket Legends”. The subsequent Legends titles have since amassed over 50 million downloads on Android and iOS. Previously, Gattis has also served as a Senior Producer for Sony Online Entertainment, Director of Enterprise Software at Bowstreet, and was co-founder of Human Code (acquired by Sapient),” according to a news release.

“Both Brian and Gary have been absolutely transformative in their careers up until this point, and I can’t wait to see how they can further our mission” Hypergiant CEO, Ben Lamm said in a news release. “We designed our business model to fuel innovation, and Brian’s expertise is going to help our entire ecosystem of companies thrive. Gary is by nature an interdisciplinarian, so we’re especially excited to see what he works on at Hypergiant. He’s great at building up and motivating teams, and keeping the mission and long-term vision front and center. They’re both going to play a big role in the future of Hypergiant.”