Daniel A. DeMatteo is the executive chairman and director of GameStop. He served as the chief executive officer from August 2008 until June 2010. He was the company's vice-chairman and chief operating officer from March 2005 until August 2008. He previously served as president and chief operating officer for GameStop and its predecessor companies since November 1996. DeMatteo has served in executive and management positions with Software Etc. and B. Dalton Booksellers.
DeMatteo began his career in the gaming industry in 1987 with B. Dalton Booksellers and its computer software company, Software, Etc., which became part of Barnes & Noble, Inc. He also helped spearhead the acquisitions of the companies that became GameStop.
GameStop Corporation, simply referred to as GameStop, is an American video game, consumer electronics, and wireless services retailer. The company is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, United States, and operates 6,457 retail stores throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. The company's retail stores primarily operate under the GameStop, EB Games, and Micromania brands.
In addition to retail stores, GameStop also owns Kongregate, a site for browser-based video games; and Game Informer, a video game magazine; Simply Mac, an Apple products reseller; and Spring Mobile, an ATT wireless reseller. It also operates Cricket Wireless branded retail stores as an authorized agent. Cricket is an ATT brand pre-paid wireless retailer. J. Paul Raines is GameStop's chief executive officer.