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Dr. Raymond Muzyka co-founded BioWare (http://www.bioware.com) in the early 1990s with the other co-founder of BioWare, Dr. Greg Zeschuk, after they earned their medical degrees at the University of Alberta. BioWare had its first external investor when private equity firm Elevation Partners invested in 2005 (http://www.elevation.com/downloads/News_11-3.pdf). After selling BioWare to Electronic Arts in 2008 (http://www.gamespot.com/news/ea-buying-bioware-pandemic-for-860m-6180818), Muzyka became a General Manager and Vice President at EA in addition to his CEO role at BioWare, and subsequently became a Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA's BioWare Label, comprised of eight BioWare studios and 1400 full time staff worldwide.

BioWare has created some of the world's best-selling titles, including the award-winning Baldur's Gate™ and Neverwinter Nights™ series, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™, Sonic™ Chronicles: the Dark Brotherhood (for the Nintendo DS™) and the story-driven massively multiplayer game Star Wars®: The Old Republic™. Original BioWare-created intellectual properties include Jade Empire™, as well as the 2007 through 2012 Games of the Year, Mass Effect™ 1, 2 and 3, and the epic fantasy roleplaying series, Dragon Age™: Origins and Dragon Age 2.

During the course of his role at EA Muzyka managed BioWare’s development, marketing and business operations across eight locations (Edmonton, Alberta; Montreal, Quebec; Austin, Texas; Fairfax, Virginia; Sacramento, California; Redwood Shores, California; Los Angeles, California; Galway, Ireland). These included founding new studios (BioWare Edmonton, BioWare Austin, BioWare Montreal, BioWare Ireland), merging existing EA studios (Mythic, 2009; EARS, 2011; EALA, 2011) into the BioWare label, and acquiring external new teams (Klicknation, 2011). Muzyka was responsible for negotiating and managing the intellectual property agreement with LucasArts for the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and The Old Republic projects, as well as the Mass Effect movie agreement with Legendary Entertainment and Arad Productions, and multiple other major agreements.

In October 2012 Muzyka announced his retirement from BioWare/EA and videogames (http://blog.bioware.com/2012/09/18/from-ray-muzyka/), with his next career chapter focused on mentoring and investing in new entrepreneurs in technology/entertainment/new media, and social entrepreneurship/impact investment.

Dr. Muzyka is also a director and co-Chairman of CodeBaby Corp (http://www.codebaby.com), a leader in web-based virtual agent technology which enables companies to integrate engaging and interactive 3D characters with their websites, eLearning materials, and online services.

Muzyka obtained his Bachelor of Medical Science degree from the University of Alberta in 1990, his Medical Doctorate from the University of Alberta in 1992, and his Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario (Ivey School of Business) in 2001.

Dr. Muzyka is an active member of the Young Presidents' Organization, a Director on the Board of Trustees of the Stollery Health Foundation (http://www.stollerykids.com/about-us/our-board/ray-muzyka.aspx) a former board member (2001-2008) of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS), and was inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame in 2011 for his work in the video game industry. Among other awards, he was named as one of Canada's Top 40 under 40 in 2005, received Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2001 and the BDC Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 1997.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ray Muzyka for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ray Muzyka for your next private or corporate function.
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Ray Muzyka Biography

Dr. Raymond Muzyka co-founded BioWare (http://www.bioware.com) in the early 1990s with the other co-founder of BioWare, Dr. Greg Zeschuk, after they earned their medical degrees at the University of Alberta. BioWare had its first external investor when private equity firm Elevation Partners invested in 2005 (http://www.elevation.com/downloads/News_11-3.pdf). After selling BioWare to Electronic Arts in 2008 (http://www.gamespot.com/news/ea-buying-bioware-pandemic-for-860m-6180818), Muzyka became a General Manager and Vice President at EA in addition to his CEO role at BioWare, and subsequently became a Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA's BioWare Label, comprised of eight BioWare studios and 1400 full time staff worldwide.

BioWare has created some of the world's best-selling titles, including the award-winning Baldur's Gate™ and Neverwinter Nights™ series, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™, Sonic™ Chronicles: the Dark Brotherhood (for the Nintendo DS™) and the story-driven massively multiplayer game Star Wars®: The Old Republic™. Original BioWare-created intellectual properties include Jade Empire™, as well as the 2007 through 2012 Games of the Year, Mass Effect™ 1, 2 and 3, and the epic fantasy roleplaying series, Dragon Age™: Origins and Dragon Age 2.

During the course of his role at EA Muzyka managed BioWare’s development, marketing and business operations across eight locations (Edmonton, Alberta; Montreal, Quebec; Austin, Texas; Fairfax, Virginia; Sacramento, California; Redwood Shores, California; Los Angeles, California; Galway, Ireland). These included founding new studios (BioWare Edmonton, BioWare Austin, BioWare Montreal, BioWare Ireland), merging existing EA studios (Mythic, 2009; EARS, 2011; EALA, 2011) into the BioWare label, and acquiring external new teams (Klicknation, 2011). Muzyka was responsible for negotiating and managing the intellectual property agreement with LucasArts for the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and The Old Republic projects, as well as the Mass Effect movie agreement with Legendary Entertainment and Arad Productions, and multiple other major agreements.

In October 2012 Muzyka announced his retirement from BioWare/EA and videogames (http://blog.bioware.com/2012/09/18/from-ray-muzyka/), with his next career chapter focused on mentoring and investing in new entrepreneurs in technology/entertainment/new media, and social entrepreneurship/impact investment.

Dr. Muzyka is also a director and co-Chairman of CodeBaby Corp (http://www.codebaby.com), a leader in web-based virtual agent technology which enables companies to integrate engaging and interactive 3D characters with their websites, eLearning materials, and online services.

Muzyka obtained his Bachelor of Medical Science degree from the University of Alberta in 1990, his Medical Doctorate from the University of Alberta in 1992, and his Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario (Ivey School of Business) in 2001.

Dr. Muzyka is an active member of the Young Presidents' Organization, a Director on the Board of Trustees of the Stollery Health Foundation (http://www.stollerykids.com/about-us/our-board/ray-muzyka.aspx) a former board member (2001-2008) of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS), and was inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame in 2011 for his work in the video game industry. Among other awards, he was named as one of Canada's Top 40 under 40 in 2005, received Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2001 and the BDC Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 1997.

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  • How to book Ray Muzyka?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ray Muzyka for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ray Muzyka, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ray Muzyka or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ray Muzyka?

    Booking fees for Ray Muzyka, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ray Muzyka, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ray Muzyka?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ray Muzyka for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ray Muzyka for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ray Muzyka or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ray Muzyka or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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