I am currently CTO at FunPlus, founded in 2010 and with over $1B valuation as of 2014. I have helped Kabam to grow to a $1B valuation as VP Engineering; I built a $50M per year business unit from scratch as General Manager; I have also been a founder. I thrive in early discovery and hyper growth
I am currently CTO at FunPlus, founded in 2010 and with over $1B valuation as of 2014. I have helped Kabam to grow to a $1B valuation as VP Engineering; I built a $50M per year business unit from scratch as General Manager; I have also been a founder. I thrive in early discovery and hyper growth phases.
I am passionate about building and leading talented and motivated teams to accomplish extraordinary goals.
I have abilities to nurture and blend engineering, creative, and operational cultures. I am a practitioner in creating culture and organizations that embrace setting goals, measuring and receiving feedback, learning, and iterations.
I believe success is more attainable and the experience is much more fun when organizations have talented and engaged teams led by leaders with transparency, integrity, and empathy.
I value passionate curiosity, confidence, fearlessness, team smarts, a growth mindset, and a simple mindset. I strive to champion these values and lead by example in everything I do.
CTO @ FunPlus develops and distributes social and mobile games. It is headquartered in Beijing, with offices in San Francisco, Vancouver, and Shenzhen.
Founded in 2010, FunPlus unlocked the "unicorn" achievement in 2014 with valuation over $1B.
I am responsible for platform, publishing, and new business (non-game) engineering teams: DevOps, data, payment, distribution, tools, and social + mobile + video. From October 2014 to Present (1 year 1 month) Advisor @ From January 2013 to December 2014 (2 years) Co-founder, CTO @ GemShare is a social and local network for personal recommendations from friends. It is funded by Second Avenue Partners, Rich Barton, and Greylock Partners.
GemShare was acquired by Nextdoor. From December 2012 to July 2014 (1 year 8 months) Advisor @ From January 2013 to April 2014 (1 year 4 months) VP Engineering @ Kabam creates free-to-play games for mobile and web.
While I was there, Kabam grew revenue more than 10 fold to $200M, from less than 70 to over 600 employees. Kabam is valued at over $1B as of August 2014.
My primary responsibilities were recruiting, engineering culture, developing leaders, cross functional leadership, product roadmap, and technical architecture.
I built Distribution / Publishing (aka Platform) Engineering teams from the ground up: Business Intelligence, Payment, Kabam.com, and SWAT.
My teams helped Kabam went from a single hit game on Facebook, to multiple hits on mobile, Kabam.com, and partner networks (Google, Yahoo, and more than 20 other partners). We work closely with performance marketing, retention, game monetization teams, third party partners, and game companies.
I ran Kabam.com in a General Manager role and was responsible for product, UX, and engineering. I launched Kabam.com and grew it from 0 to $50M annual revenue within one year. From October 2010 to November 2012 (2 years 2 months) Redwood Shores & San Francisco, CAHead of Engineering @ ActivNet was an activity / interest based social network with profiles, groups, events, calendar, friend graph / contacts, invites, messaging, and photos. From October 2009 to September 2010 (1 year) Mountain View, CAEngineering Manager @ AtHoc provides network-centric emergency notification systems and protect over 2 million personnel. AtHoc is funded by Greylock. AtHoc builds products on Microsoft stack. From May 2008 to September 2009 (1 year 5 months) San Mateo, CAEngineering Lead, Principal Member of Technical Staff @ Fortify pioneered a new approach to software security. Fortify builds product on Java stack. Fortify was funded by KPCB, and later acquired by HP in 2010. From November 2004 to April 2008 (3 years 6 months) San Mateo, CAFounder (Part-time) @ FreePledge enabled consumers to support their nonprofits by shopping online and donating affiliate fees from retail websites. FreePledge was a finalist in Stanford Social Entrepreneurship Competition 2006. From March 2006 to March 2008 (2 years 1 month) Stanford, CASenior Software Engineer @ ePeople developed consumer Q&A product. ePeople was funded by Redpoint. ePeople developed on Java stack.
I completed a 2-year Stanford master degree in 9 months while working part time. From June 2000 to October 2004 (4 years 5 months) Mountain View, CATechnology Evangelist (Part-time / senior year) @ Database research. Campus recruiting. From July 1999 to June 2000 (1 year) Vancouver, CanadaSoftware Design Engineer (Intern) @ 2-time SDE intern in Windows 2000 Network team. C/C++. From January 1999 to August 1999 (8 months) Redmond, WASoftware Engineer (Intern) @ HP / Agilent Advanced Networks Division. C/C++, Tcl/Tk From May 1998 to August 1998 (4 months) Vancouver, CanadaSoftware Engineer (Intern) @ Nortel MeridianMail. Optimized Pascal. From September 1997 to December 1997 (4 months) Toronto, Canada
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