Holly Liu founded the mobile gaming company Kabam in 2006 with UC Berkeley alumni. Her work has contributed to record revenue growth for Kabam year over year from $0 to $400MM annually, that led Kabam into the unicorn club in 2014. She led the design for Kabam’s award-winning "Kingdoms of Camelot" franchise, which has grossed over $250
Holly Liu founded the mobile gaming company Kabam in 2006 with UC Berkeley alumni. Her work has contributed to record revenue growth for Kabam year over year from $0 to $400MM annually, that led Kabam into the unicorn club in 2014. She led the design for Kabam’s award-winning "Kingdoms of Camelot" franchise, which has grossed over $250 million in less than four years. She was also the founding mobile designer for extension Kingdoms of Camelot: Battle for the North, which was the top grossing app on iOS in 2012.
Today, she is Chief Development Officer in charge of developing Kabam internationally through key relationships - starting with China. Among other things, she continues to develop global cultural initiatives within Kabam.
Prior to that she was Kabam's Chief of Staff and oversaw HR, leading corporate culture and talent experience for over 800 employees at Kabam globally. Holly oversaw the team responsible for recruiting and retaining top talent, and has grown the Kabam staff 500% in three years.
Holly is a consummate entrepreneur, executive, and startup mentor. She is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences, and has named in Fortune and Forbes as a leading woman in gaming and entrepreneurship.
Holly has been named in:
* Fortune - "10 Most Powerful Women in Gaming"
* Forbes - "12 Women in Gaming to Watch - Entrepreneurs' Edition"
* Forbes - "10 Women Entrepreneurs to Watch from Google Ventures' Portfolio Companies"
Holly is an experienced keynote speaker. Speaking engagements include:
* Women 2.0 San Francisco Conference Keynote - "Going Big: The Secret to Going Big, so You Don't Have to Go Home"
* Haas UC Berkeley Asia Pacific Conference Keynote - "Define Your Moment"
* A. Richard Newton Distinguished Innovator Series - UC Berkeley SkyDeck - "Finding Your Way"
* 500Startups: Weapons of Mass Distribution - "Shake, Mix, Stir, KABAM : $0 - $360MM in 4 Years
* Casual Connect - "The Pitfalls of Passion"
co-founder, Chief Development Officer @ Developing Kabam presence internationally through key relationships - starting with China.
Developing international strategic initiatives within China
Develop global cultural initiatives within Kabam. From May 2014 to Present (1 year 8 months) Beijing City, ChinaChief of Staff @ Driving Culture:
- Threading Mission, Vision, and Values through the organization
- Creating infrastructure and policies that are aligned with our culture
- Ensuring culture is built to support key behaviors that will drive present and future needs
- Oversee all of HR at Kabam
- Building framework and infrastructure for internal communication
- Set key messages and beats for the organization
- Leading and chairing best practices From January 2014 to April 2015 (1 year 4 months) San Francisco Bay AreaHead of Human Resources, Chief of Staff @ Responsible for running all functions of HR:
- Compensation, Benefits, Systems
- HR Operations
- Ensuring that employees are operating at their best
- Responsible for ensuring we are building a world class business through Talent Acquisition, Strategic Partners, Training, Compensation/Benefits & Systems
- Continuously aligning People Operations to accelerate business goals From October 2012 to December 2013 (1 year 3 months) San Francisco Bay AreaVP of People Operations @ - Making sure the employee experience is in tip top shape
- Ensuring people are operating at their best
- Hiring HR Leadership
- Building out the HRBP Partnership Function
- Building the Compensation, Systems, and Benefits function at Kabam From January 2011 to October 2012 (1 year 10 months) General Manager of Casual Games @ - Designed and created the first casual game for Kabam
- Drove the most successful virality and retention metrics within the entire company.
- Run teams of 8-12 in cross-functional roles From October 2009 to August 2010 (11 months) Director of User Experience @ - Designed the first Facebook Strategy Game - Kingdoms of Camelot our flagship franchise
- "Designed for Dollars" - Innovative approach to design that brought business success
- Designed TV and Sports Community apps for Facebook with more than 30MM users
- Provide mocks and specifications so this experience can be built
- Built a rockin' Team From November 2006 to October 2009 (3 years) Sr. User Interface Designer @ --Work with cross functional teams to deliver world-class user interfaces
--Perform rapid prototyping
Created high level critical design solutions in a value-added manner. From August 2003 to May 2004 (10 months) Business Process Risk Consultant @ Developed efficient and effective process enhancements for Fortune 500 Companies From January 2000 to July 2001 (1 year 7 months) Political Economic Office - American Embassy in Ireland @ - Worked closely with the Political and Economic Officers at the Irish Embassy
- Analyzed and filtered through classified cables daily
- Attended and contributed policy-forming meetings
- Updated the website of the Political Economic Office From March 1999 to June 1999 (4 months) Foreign Service Institute @ - Worked for Dr. Anne Imamura in the East Asian Studies Department
- Created the first Annotated Videography for Chinese Films
- Videography included commentary on cultural, political and economic events From June 1998 to September 1998 (4 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area
MIMS, School of Information Management & Systems @ UC BerkeleyB.A., Communications, East Asian Studies @ University of California, Los Angeles Holly Liu is skilled in: User Experience, User Interface, User Interface Design, Experience Design, Strategy, Interaction Design, Blogging, Creative Direction, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Strategic Partnerships, Product Management, Start-ups, Video Games, User Experience Design, Mobile Devices, Facebook, Mobile Applications, E-commerce, Management