Frank Coppersmith is the CEO of Smarter Reality, a digital discovery and development company in Austin, Texas. Previously, he was President of Capson Technology, a digital health startup funded by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners that provided “big data” solutions to industry clients.
Prior to Capson, Frank served as Chief Operating Officer and Studio General Manager for GameSalad, the maker of “GameSalad Creator” – a leading tool for mobile application and video game development. Used by over 500,000 solo and indie game designers since 2009, GameSalad currently powers tens of thousands of games worldwide. GameSalad-made games represent over 20% of all new game launches on the iOS (Apple) App Store each month.
Previously, Frank served as Vice President, Finance and Administration for Challenge Online Games, a venture-backed (Sequoia Capital, Globespan Capital) startup in the web and social (Facebook) gaming space which was sold to Zynga. Prior to Challenge and Zynga, Frank served as General Counsel to Toppan Photomasks (formerly Dupont Photomasks), a worldwide manufacturer of semiconductor materials.
Frank holds a MBA in Finance and Operations Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a law degree from Samford University and a degree in electrical engineering from The Citadel.
Frank was named Austin’s “CFO of the Year” (small company category) by the Austin Business Journal in 2010.1
Frank is also active in the USAF Reserves, holding the rank of colonel, where he serves as a senior judge advocate. Frank has previously deployed to Iraq, Turkey, Germany and Qatar.