Meet Nehme Frangie '09
By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange
December 16, 2013
Nehme Frangie '09, at left, received a B.S. in business, management and economics at the Northeast Center. He is the vice president of partnerships and operations at Vicarious Visions, Inc.
Frangie received the Arthur R. Kapner Spirit of the Chamber Award, which is presented to an individual whose dedicated service and efforts have brought credit to the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce and enhanced the chamber’s standing in the community.
During his many years at Vicarious Visions, Frangie has led business development and marketing. Before joining VV, Frangie held leadership roles in both the distribution and publishing sides of the video game industry.
Frangie has deep ties to the Capital District. He serves as an advisor/director to entrepreneurs, young professionals, foundations and nonprofits. He is also a gemologist and holds a U.S. patent for a diamond measuring device he invented and marketed. Frangie enjoyed a brief career as a hand model.
About Vicarious Visions
Vicarious Visions is a creator of hit video games. The company has sold more than 40 million games worldwide. VV has shaped popular culture with titles including Skylanders, Guitar Hero, Crash Bandicoot, Tony Hawk, Spider-Man and Marvel Ultimate Alliance for various platforms.
VV is housed in a 40,000 square foot state-of-the-art studio in Menands, N.Y. Today the company employs more than 150 highly creative programmers, artists and designers.
VV is an independent studio within Activision|Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), a leading worldwide publisher of entertainment software.