Mark Rein is the vice president and co-founder of Epic Games, one of the world's leading game developers and game technology providers. For the past 20 years, Mark has spearheaded Epic's licensing and publishing deals, business development, public relations, academic relations, marketing, and business operations. A self-described computer geek, Mark has been involved with personal computers since his teenage years when he helped his father build an Altair 8800 in 1975 and taught himself how to program. Gaming enthusiast media outlet Kotaku recently named Mark 14th on their list of "The 40 Most Powerful People In Video Games." Mark was also honored in Develop magazine's 2008 "Game Changers," a list of 25 gaming industry luminaries who are "reshaping the games development business as we know it." In 2005, CNN Money listed Mark as one of "the five most powerful people in the game industry today," and GameDaily ranked Mark third in their top five list of "Game Industry Persons of the Year."