One of the most frustrating issues I have seen in larger game companies, and larger companies, overall is that some people with great expertise are limited to influencing only a small part of the company even though then can be much more valuable. An article in the Harvard Business Review, How Experts Gain Influence, does a great job of showing competencies functional leaders can develop to have greater impact throughout your game company. Examples of functional specialists can be everything from the head of the analytics or user acquisition team to the lead designer. Often, their expertise is only consulted narrowly on issues directly tied to their department. Even if your company does not yet understand the complete value you bring, there are techniques to help you help them.