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Our Services

Give your team an experience boost.

Project & Program Management

From a marketing campaign to an office move, we help you make the strategic moves you need to get ahead.

Operations Management & Consulting

We’ll tune the engine that speeds you down the road, or build it from scratch.

Organizational Design & Strategy

We create the processes and structures to help your team thrive.

Previous Work

We apply 15 years of startup and videogame experience to every team we work with.
(Note: Some of this work occurred when we were directly employed by the listed company.)

Department Building

Operations management at Double A, growing startup

Process Design

Organizational design and strategy for a marketing communications team

Program Management

Project management for a major content expansion in League of Legends

Collegiate Esports

Bringing League of Legends Esports to universities across the U.S.

Influencer Management

Establishing the voices of a community

Esports Content & Broadcast

Bootstrapping LoL Esports

About Waterthread

Many small businesses have gaps in product marketing, program management, team building, and strategic planning expertise. We know, because we've been there.

That's why we founded The Waterthread Group in 2016. Our mission is to help small and mid-sized businesses reach their full potential without having to take on excess overhead.

We specialize in:

  • Setting up businesses to scale their operations
  • Strategic project and program management
  • Special project management, from turnarounds to department buildouts
  • Marketing communications
  • Strategic planning and change management

The Waterthread Partners

We’re game industry veterans with a wealth of experience in every facet of game publishing and operations. From inception to post-launch community growth, we’ve done it. Our past companies include Riot Games, Amazon Game Studios, Triple Point, Cryptic Studios, and Double A.

Joe Blancato

Strategic Planning & Management

Steve Jaworski

Esports & Partnerships

Chris Heintz

Marketing & Community

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