An American games executive, Bernard ‘Bernie’ Stolar held top positions at Atari, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) and Sega of America. Stolar started his career as an arcade game entrepreneur with the release of Shark Attack in 1981. He would later take a job at Atari and would rise up the ranks to become president by 1990. A move to SCEA in 1994 saw him help launch the original PlayStation in the US in 1995, as executive vice president. Stolar moved to Sega in 1997, where he oversaw the launch of the Dreamcast in 1999. Further top positions followed at Mattel, Adscape Media, Google, CogniToys and Jordan Freeman Group, among others.