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 am now Sr Director with Zynga's social casino organization, where I lead VIP and CRM efforts for its slots products (Hit It Rich!, Duck Dynasty Slots, etc) and Zynga Poker, as well as licensing IP for Hit It Rich!. 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.
Within weeks of starting my first job out of college, I was sent to the in-house time management training program. I dutifully attended the class and used the planner as instructed. But as the weeks went by, I noticed that my productivity hadn’t improved. And I wasn’t the only one. As I looked around at my colleagues, I noticed that many of them were really […]
You never want to receive an unexpected email from a very important client that reads “I need to talk to you at 2:30 today.” Particularly if he’s never sent you anything like that before. But one morning last month, that was the message that landed in my inbox. My heartbeat quickening, I replied, “Of course, I’ll be here.” In my profession, investment manag […]
After a few weeks of rumors, Google today officially announced that it is bringing its Google Fiber Internet and TV service to eighteen new cities in four metro areas. These include Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, Nashville, TN, and Raleigh-Durham, NC. This marks Google’s largest expansion of its gigabit network yet. Other metros that are still in the running t […]
Credit card startup Final, which is focused on combating fraud online and off while giving consumers more control over their spending, has raised $1 million in seed funding from investors including Ludlow Ventures, T5 Capital Partners, Y Combinator and other fintech angels, in advance of the launch of its 2015 pilot program. The company tells us it already […]
Image courtesy of Flickr user r2hox. Data analysis can be determined as much by external agendas as by math and science. These agendas can come from many sources — personal, political, or technical. At a personal level, analysts or managers may have vested interests in one outcome over another or may seek justification for prior […]
According to the EMC/IDC Digital Universe Report, data is doubling in size every two years. From 2013 to 2020, the digital universe is projected to grow from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion gigabytes by the end of the decade. For executives faced with the age-old challenge of how to organize and learn from the […]