Malcolm CasSelle is just like any other successful businessman. He is a driven individual willing to take chances, who does not let opportunities pass him by. Beginning his career in 1995 CasSelle jumped into the virtual world with both feet. As the internet was just beginning back in that time CasSelle was part of the revolution, co-founded one of the first media production sites ever. His company was called NetNoir and it revolved around Afrocentric culture. A graduate of both MIT and Stanford with a matching pair of degrees in computer science, CasSelle completely devoted to the tech world. His devotion paid off as NetNoir gained interest from the AOL Greenhouse program. He left NetNoir and transitioned to China. From 1998-2002 he took the role of senior vice president and advisor to Pacific Century CyberWorks CEO. He stayed in China for a while moving from one company to another. He held top-executive positions, and co-founded some mare companies himself. Eventually, he was led to his current position as CIO of OPSkins.
OPSkins is a worldwide leader for in-game asset sales. CasSelle has been instrumental in the companies success. Currently, OPSkins is a mulit-billion dollar entity and it is only getting bigger. Most recently, the company announced the formation of a revolutionary new trading platform for gamer called WAX. Worldwide Asset eXchange uses the innovative new tech, blockchains, to allow gamers to trade with another over a decentralized market. The platform was spearheaded by CasSelle who has also been named its president. CasSelle was an early stage investor in Zynga, Facebook, and Bitcoin and sees the same kind of success in blockchains. Ideamensch caught up with CasSelle, and in a recent interview asked him the secret behind his success.
“Time Management is the best skill to have,” He stated, “my mornings are very active with a lot to get done.” According to CasSelle mornings are when he gets all the work done. He meets with his staff to plan, problem solve, and communicate. Afternoons are when he gets to focus on creativity. Most of the time his ideas find life through collaboration as CasSelle instantly loops other people into the process. “I also look at the problem backwards,” CasSelle says, “This why I can find where to start.”