Rob Pardo has worked in the game industry as a game designer, executive, and producer for over 20 years. For most of his career he worked at Blizzard Entertainment, where he most recently served as their Chief Creative Officer until his departure in 2014. Pardo is best known for his work as the lead designer on STARCRAFT: BROOD WAR, WARCRAFT III, and WORLD OF WARCRAFT. Based on the achievements of Blizzard games under his direction, Pardo was recognized by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2006. Pardo recently announced his plans to found a new company, Bonfire Studios, with a handful of game veterans.