Meet the Team: Ben Mead

Multiplay are the enterprise game server hosting specialists for some of the most loved games worldwide. In this latest blog series you’ll learn little bit more about the people behind your smoothest online multiplayer experiences. First up is Account Manager Ben Mead!


What do you do at Multiplay?

I’m one of Multiplay’s Account Managers, so fundamentally I’m tasked with keeping our existing customers as happy as possible and bringing on board a bunch more. I work with customers and prospects around the world learning about their supremely cool games and making sure they get the most out of our hybrid scaling hosting tech.

What does a typical work day look like for you?

I don’t think there’s such a thing as a typical day in my role; each day is really unique! I get to deliver lots of intros each week to new studios interested in Multiplay’s services and I’m in constant contact with our existing clients to ensure they’re well looked after.

Last week I was with some of my favorite customers in Prague, this week I’m meeting for lunch with another really cool team in the UK, next week I’m spending a couple of days in a swanky hotel for leadership training, and next month I’m spending a couple of weeks in California at various gaming events. I love it!

What made you decide to work at Multiplay?

I guess I took a chance on working in a new industry. I’ve been in tech sales and marketing since leaving university 10 years ago but I’d pretty much resigned myself to working in the enterprise tech world. Sounds OK-ish, but getting suited and booted for faceless meetings with starchy IT managers, selling boring tech, was dull and far too generic to feel any real passion for my career.

I met with the Multiplay team about 18 months ago and, being a gamer, I was really excited to hear that they were really keen to actually hire other gamers! That intrigued me enough and here I am, totally loving this place, loving that I’m meeting awesome people from the coolest studios, who create the sickest games, and all the time I’m wearing my hoodie and Adidas trainers! Multiplay’s super casual, but we all work incredibly hard for our customers. Still, that doesn’t stop a cheeky multiplayer sesh in the middle of the day!

I made the best decision of my career working here, and if I could do it all again, I’d only wish I could have started working at Multiplay sooner!

What cool projects are you working on?

…I can’t tell you that! I’m NDA’d to the hilt, but there are so many cool projects that I’m privileged enough to be involved with. Put it this way, it’s a tough life being asked to play-test a bunch of new titles that aren’t yet public knowledge.

Favorite online video game experience?

Well I choose multiplayer FPS’s every day of the week, and nothing beats playing with my mates. At the mo, I’d probably say that PUBG on a Sunday evening with a very disreputable group of reprobates brings me a lot of pleasure (…loving the banter). You know who you are 😉

What are you most excited for in 2019 with Multiplay?

There is so much going on, it’s hard to know how to answer this without writing a million lines on the subject.

I’d say that I love the quick pace we work at and the amount of positivity we have in the team. In that sense I want more of the same as we grow across 2019. So we’re all aiming for the stars and I reckon we’ll absolutely make it. This is such an exciting industry and I work with a superb bunch of very talented people. I’m as excited imagining the destination, but for the moment, I’m really enjoying the journey.

What are three most embarrassing songs in your playlist?

Why is this question in here? …It’s a good way to undermine my credibility! I’m not going into specifics, but all three choons would be from my Happy Hardcore collection – don’t judge me! 😉


Multiplay is located on the border of Hampshire’s beautiful New Forest, and populated with a diverse team dedicated to bringing people together in interactive experiences.

If you’re interested in joining our team (we’re hiring in other locations too!), check out our careers page we’re always on the lookout for talented, passionate individuals to join us and help shape our future!

 

2019-02-20T16:04:20+01:00February 15th, 2019|Meet the Team|