About

I have a strong passion for software engineering and have been active in video game development since my high school days, when I started low-level programming on 8 and 16 bit platforms. Turning what started as a fun hobby into a paid job while going to school, I managed to land contract jobs with game developers working on everything from sound and graphics programming to music composition.

Game development became my chosen career and I subsequently held engineering and management-related positions at a number of leading developers, including LucasArts, Electronic Arts and Zynga. A reasonably complete list of titles I worked on can be found at MobyGames.

I co-founded Blue Crystal Labs, a start-up focusing on social casino games in the mobile space. As CTO, I single-handedly designed, implemented and deployed the backend infrastructure in support of the studio's first game, Simon's Slots.

Before joining Amazon to head up initiatives supporting game developers, I led platform and central tech initiatives at Game Show Network.

Experienced in relevant mobile, web and backend technologies, I am just as comfortable being hands-on, as I am managing engineering teams and driving technology road maps.

Professional Experience

For more detail, check out my profiles on LinkedIn and AngelList.

2017 - presentAmazonSenior Manager, Amazon Game StudiosSeattle, WA
2015 - 2017Game Show NetworkVice President, Platform EngineeringSan Francisco, CA
2013 - 2015Blue Crystal LabsCTO, Co-FounderSan Francisco, CA
2009 - 2013ZyngaEngineering Fellow, Division CTOSan Francisco, CA
2004 - 2009Electronic ArtsFranchise Technical DirectorLos Angeles, CA
1998 - 2003LucasArtsManager of Tools DevelopmentSan Rafael, CA
1996 - 1997Funsoft GmbH (later THQ Germany)ProducerGermany
1992 - 1996Softgold GmbH (later THQ Germany)Software EngineerGermany