The Powell Group is a boutique consultancy specializing in licensing and business development for the game industry. Our founder has over 15 years of experience in licensing and has worked with companies such as Disney, Nickelodeon, National Geographic and dozens of other licenses.

We focus on building positive relationships between various forms of media and the game space as well as bringing top developers and publishers together to create great products.




Jay Powell


Over the past 15 years, Jay has negotiated and closed countless deals for licensing, development and distribution.

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Larry Kuperman

Director of Business Development

Larry's knowledge of the technology sector and extensive contact list has helped companies translate new technologies into products and profits for the past 20 years.

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Wendy Beasley

Marketing Communications Expert

Wendy has spearheaded marketing and PR campaigns for numerous titles in her 15 years in the videogames industry.

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Jen Verriere

Business Development & Licensing

Jen brings a unique approach to business development with her expertise in the nuances of contract negotiation and language.

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Harold Sipe

Senior Account Manager

Harold Sipe is an award-winning author, game designer and producer who has acted as the creative vision holder and project manager for numerous games.

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Laura Angell

Licensing & Account Management

Laura Angell is a multimedia expert with over 15 years of experience spanning game development, video production and education.

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Jennifer Cooper

Jennifer Cooper

Business Development

Jennifer oversees lead generation activities, PR/marketing, scheduling and manages the business development database for The Powell Group. A veteran of... Read more about Jennifer


Gwendolyn Mullinix

Game Design & Multimedia Specialist

Gwen supports The Powell Group’s clientele with design consulting services and also manages the website.

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System Shock Kickstarter Post Mortem with Nightdive Studios

02 Aug, 2016

We sat down with Larry Kuperman, the Director of Business Development for our client Nightdive Studios, and asked him about their... more

Dark Souls 3 – my impressions

13 May, 2016

  Dark Souls 3 has risen to be one of my favorite games of all time. I have played all... more


Building Your Business Development Game Plan for E3

12 May, 2016

E3 is just around the corner and everyone is starting to turn there attention to the LA Convention Center.  Conferences... more


But wait, there’s more! PS4 Comic Book Themes

15 Oct, 2015

Here at Powell Group, we have gotten creating themes for the PS4 down to a science. This science has led... more


Incoming Kick-Ass PlayStation Themes

28 Jul, 2015

When you get to kick-ass, you want to continue to, and that is what we are doing. We have released... more


Practical Feedback For Publisher Meetings

14 Jul, 2015

For independent game developers, attending an industry show such as GDC, gamescom or Casual Connect represents a major investment. A successful... more

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Collectively, we have over 75 years experience in all facets of the video game industry. The Powell Group is able to leverage that experience into an exceptional network of experienced partners, advisors and service providers to tackle any go-to-market challenge our clients might face.

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