Tony Rado Hired as VP of Nelson Interactive

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Computer Gaming Industry Growing Quickly in Texas and California

Nelson is pleased to announce the hiring of Tony Rado as Vice President at Nelson Interactive. In the role of VP, Rado will help Nelson Interactive continue its growth in California while overseeing its successful expansion into Austin, Texas, a city making its mark in the computer gaming industry.

Tony Rado is uniquely qualified to lead Nelson Interactive, having 11 years experience in executive management in the discipline of Quality Assurance operations and developer services. Prior to joining Nelson, Rado headed up QA Operations and Developer Services at Sony Online Entertainment. During his time with Sony, he worked with many producers in the creative industry. His vision paved the way for Sony to build out technical labs and automation, and offered them a variety of onsite and offshore staffing solutions. Under his leadership, Nelson plans to extend its arm of offerings to provide both onshore and offshore full-service staffing solutions.

Well regarded in his field, Rado has been a speaker at the Game Developers Conference in Austin on such topics as QA Best Practices and Usability. With his guidance, many QA professionals have gone on to have successful careers in the video game Industry.

Gary Nelson, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Nelson Family of Companies, welcomes Tony Rado to the organization, noting the metamorphosis he’s seen in the field of staffing. “This company just celebrated its 40th anniversary,” says Nelson, “and it has been exciting to watch the evolution of the industry over those 40 years. Now, we’re filling positions in gaming, IT, wine and beverage, and engineering, to name a few, and expanding out of California into other states. Nelson Interactive is leading the way by filling the staffing needs of those in the digital media and gaming industries and will play a significant role in the way Nelson continues to grow.”

About the Nelson Family of Companies
The Nelson Family of Companies was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Sonoma, CA. According to Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the company has grown into the 44th largest staffing company in the United States and is the largest independent human capital solutions company in Northern California. In addition, it ranks nationally among the “Top 10 Best Staffing Firms to Work For.” To learn more about Nelson Interactive and other arms of the company, visit

The Nelson Family of Companies consists of the following businesses:

  •     Nelson Interactive: Offers full-service staffing solutions to organizations that operate in the computer and multi-platform creative interactive space. With an industry-specific screening process, Nelson guarantees a timely selection of high-caliber candidates for temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire staffing placement. Nelson’s talent specialization encompasses digital media, game development production, art, audio, design, programming, quality assurance, marketing, BI, IT, customer service, and technical support.
  •     Nelson Staffing: Provides consultant, executive, full-time and temporary talent in a broad range of career areas including winery operations, technology, legal, engineering, office administration, hospitality, light industrial, customer service, marketing, non-profit, human resources, business development, and sales.
  •     Nelson Technology: Provides end-to-end consulting services that include requirements gathering and analysis, project management, product/software development, testing, deployment and maintenance, as well as the placement of software and IT support professionals.
  •     Nelson & Associates: Provides full-time, executive search placement, and temporary consulting professionals in finance and accounting.


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