About Us

We connect leading gaming companies with amazing talent.

Our Mission

To connect the world’s top gaming, esports and immersive companies with the best talent in the industry.

Our Story

At Onward Play, we love what we do. Our passion for helping our talent connect with the perfect career opportunities is what makes us successful and keeps us on the cutting edge of the gaming staffing industry.

Onward Play is a dedicated division of Onward Search, one of the nation’s leading staffing agencies for creative, marketing and technology professionals. Our team of specialized recruitment personnel is backed Onward Search’s world-class service and support teams. We share the same organization values, corporate culture and commitment to diversity and inclusion across all of our teams.

Serving All 50 States

Offices on Both Coasts

50+ Staffing Specialists

Our Values

Our values are our compass. They guide our decisions, define what we believe, and how we interact with each other, our customers, and our talent.

We Think, and Act, as Entrepreneurs.

We have the courage to take initiative, pursue our ideas, and we are not afraid to fail.

We Do Things The Right Way.

We operate with honesty and integrity and the way we run our business will never change.

We Provide Amazing Customer Service.

We recognize this is the single most important thing that we can do, and it is the responsibility of every single employee in our company.

We Are A Team That Supports Each Other.

We take the time to listen, collaborate, and do everything we can to make each other successful.

We Communicate With Honesty And Transparency.

We build relationships by being thoughtful in our approach and respectful at all times.

We Have Fun!

We work hard, but we make sure there’s always time for fun and the occasional cold beer.

Our Leadership Team

We have an expert management team with over 20+ years experience in technology staffing space.

Ken Clark, CEO, Onward Play

Ken Clark
CEO & Co-Founder
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Kim Shatzer, Managing Director, Onward Play

Kim Shatzer
SVP, Delivery
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Orris Long, SVP Sales, Onward Play

Orris Long
SVP, Sales
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We’re building a culture where everyone belongs.

We are proud to be an active member of the gaming community.

VR/AR member

Work With Us

At Onward Play, we are focused on the advancement, prosperity and satisfaction of our employees. We help our team members achieve success through a world-class learning and development program, access to cutting edge tools and personalized mentoring.

We have built an award-winning culture fostered on entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, teamwork and transparency. We believe different perspectives make Onward Select a better company and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment where every person feels like they belong.

If you’re interested in joining our team, check out the open positions below or connect with Corporate Recruitment Team.

Open Jobs

Business Development Managers

Onward Play is searching for smart, energetic and competitive individuals who can help locate new business opportunities by communicating with clients and leveraging relationships.


Onward Play is looking for outgoing, driven individuals who are skilled at making human connections and passionate about helping people find great jobs.

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