I run social gaming for the Rational Group (PokerStars and Full Tilt), part of Amaya. I have been a central part of the senior management team (CCO, GM and CGO) at three exits (Merscom/Playdom, Playdom/Disney and Spooky Cool/Zynga) the past 3 years. I was previously Sr Director with Zynga's social casino organization. As a profit-oriented executive and creative consumer behavior expert with an entrepreneurial spirit, I bring to the table a proven track record spanning over 2 decades in taking companies to breakthrough financial, market, and operational success.
It’s long been a complaint in populist corners that chief executives receive huge stock-based payouts — even sometimes when their companies don’t perform that well. Well, researchers have now discovered an exception to both rules: women. We already know that a) only a tiny minority of chief executives at large companies are female, and b) they earn less over […]
Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF As another summer comes to a close, I find myself noticing once again that my co-workers and employees have been very reluctant to both commit to a vacation and to communicate that time off to everyone else. As CEO, I find this frustrating — it’s a waste of time to set up a client visit or an internal meeting only to hear from one of […]
Neflix is bidding adieu to a slew of top Hollywood films from Epix as it continues to focus on hosting exclusive content on its service. As joint venture between MGM, Lions Gate Entertainment and Viacom’s Paramount, Epix is a big name in the industry. Read More
U.S. consumers might not recognize the name Constellation Brands, but if they drink beer, wine, or liquor, they have probably consumed at least one of the brands it markets and distributes: Corona Extra, Modelo Especial, Clos du Bois, Robert Mondavi, and SVEDKA Vodka are among the company’s more popular offerings. Constellation is a publicly traded […]
Analytics can go bad as fast as fish does, from problems ranging from complexity to lack of consistency. What should organizations do to sweeten the smell of analytics in their operation? In programming, people describe their sense of underlying fragility in code by noting that it “smells bad.” A bad code smell is an amalgam […]