Nicole Opas is the SVP Head of Studios at Big Fish Games and brings with her almost 25 years of game and entertainment industry experience. As SVP Head of Studios, Nicole leads Big Fish’s portfolio of live hit games and product strategy across Big Fish’s studios in Seattle, Oakland, Lviv, UK and supports more great talent worldwide.
Prior to joining Big Fish, Nicole spent over eight years at Zynga leading game studios developing and operating top-grossing free-to-play mobile games across multiple genres. Before Zynga, Nicole led game development of Disney’s online casual games and playable experiences; collaborating with brand owners across Disney’s vast intellectual properties.
Nicole is an advocate for women in technology and gaming, giving talks at Game Developers Conference and featured in articles and podcasts advocating for more diversity in the gaming industry. She also mentors collegiate women and volunteers in team leadership in support of her college sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Political Science.
Her mission at Big Fish is to lead the organization’s game development teams to build meaningful games loved by millions and a culture of empowerment and trust.