As the Chief Executive Officer of CCP, Hilmar has led the company's explosive growth in terms of size and influence as evidenced by the number of CCP employees and EVE Online subscribers more than quadrupling since he took the helm in January 2004.
Before his appointment to the CEO position, he held the title of CCP's Chief Technical Officer of CCP, heading the engineering effort required to create CCP's persistent world technology and 3D engine.
Prior to joining CCP in 2000, he served as the CTO of SmartVR, an OZ.com spin-off based on that company’s multi-user virtual reality technology following his tenure as the VP of software development for the OZ Studios division of OZ.com.
Currently, he is also active on a number of boards and committees relating to Icelandic information technology and innovation. Hilmar has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Iceland.