Shahram Dabiri (also known as Shane Dabiri, alias Drake) is Chief of Staff at Blizzard Entertainment.
Dabiri began work at Blizzard as a customer service employee. He was offered the job after providing feedback for Warcraft: Orcs & Humans during beta testing. He later acted as Lead Producer for various titles such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft: Brood War, and an unannounced project. He then became Production Director for Blizzard's Audio Department, before moving to his current position.
He has assumed many other roles at Blizzard, including third party development producer, and localization and Lac producer, as well as creating and managing the technical support, quality assurance, IT and sales departments.
- Shane has multiple references to him in-game, such as Wing Commander Dabir'ee, Professor Dabiri, , , Dabiri's Venture Co. (from the World of Warcraft Valentine's Day Commercial), and Dabyrie's Farmstead and its many NPCs.
- His son Alan Dabiri also works at Blizzard, and was Game Director of Heroes of the Storm.
- He holds a degree from Saddleback College.
- He is Iranian-American.
- ^ Game Informer #308: Reforging Real-time Strategy, pg. 52