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About Glu

Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games such as GUN BROS, DEER HUNTER, BLOOD & GLORY, and SAMURAI VS. ZOMBIES DEFENSE on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android™, Windows Phone and MAC OS. Glu’s unique technology platform enables its titles to be accessible to a broad audience of consumers globally. Founded in 2001, Glu is headquartered in San Francisco with teams outside Seattle and in Canada, China, India, Korea and Russia. Consumers can find high-quality entertainment created exclusively for their mobile devices wherever they see the ‘g’ character logo or at www.glu.com. For live updates, please follow Glu via Twitter at www.twitter.com/glumobile or become a Glu fan at www.Facebook.com/glumobile.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Niccolo de Masi, CEO
Eric Ludwig, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Chris Akhavan, President of Publishing
Greg Cannon, Vice President Finance, Corporate Controller
Scott Leichtner, Vice President and General Counsel
Clancy Ryan, Vice President of Sales
Christian Limon, Vice President of Growth & Advertising
Sourabh Ahuja, Vice President of Android & Cross Platform Development
Greg Chang, Vice President, Asia & 3rd Party Publishing
Martin Edelman, Vice President of Operations

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bill Miller
Niccolo de Masi, President and CEO
Ann Mather
Hany Nada
Ben T. Smith
Lorne Abony
Eric Ball

 

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Niccolo de Masi, CEO

Niccolo de Masi joined Glu as its President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2010 and brings to Glu a strong background of senior management and executive experience in the mobile gaming and content sectors. Prior to joining Glu, Niccolo was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Hands-On Mobile, a mobile technology company and developer and publisher of mobile entertainment, since October 2009, and previously served as the President of Hands-On Mobile from March 2008 to October 2009. Niccolo was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the London-listed mobile entertainment company Monstermob Group PLC from June 2006 to February 2007. Mr. de Masi joined Monstermob in 2004 and, prior to becoming its Chief Executive Officer, held positions as its Managing Director and as its Chief Operating Officer where he was responsible for formulating and implementing Monstermob's growth and product strategy. Prior to joining Monstermob, Mr. de Masi worked in a variety of corporate finance and operational roles within the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector, beginning his career with JP Morgan on both the TMT debt capital markets and mergers and acquisitions teams in London. He has also worked as a physicist with Siemens Solar and within the Strategic Planning and Development divisions of Technicolor. Mr. de Masi holds an M.A. degree in Physics and an MSci. degree in Electronic Engineering—both from Cambridge University. Back to Top

 

Eric Ludwig, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Eric R. Ludwig, Glu's Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for all financial and administrative operations, including human resources, IT, legal and investor relations.  Additionally, he is responsible for driving game studio profitability, headcount and resource planning and M&A diligence and integration.  Prior to joining Glu, Eric served in various positions at Instill Corporation, an on-demand supply chain software company, most recently as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Instill, Eric served as Corporate Controller at Camstar Systems, Inc., an enterprise manufacturing execution and quality systems software company from 1994 to 1996. He also worked at Price Waterhouse L.L.P. for five years in the tax and audit functions in the San Jose office focusing on software companies and IPOs. Eric holds a B.S. in commerce from Santa Clara University and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Back to Top

 

Chris Akhavan, President of Publishing

Chris Akhavan oversees Glu’s worldwide business operations including user acquisition, marketing, advertising monetization, strategic partnerships, business intelligence, and international expansion. Chris brings to Glu a strong background in mobile monetization, advertising, and business development. Prior to joining Glu, he served as Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships for Tapjoy where he was a key early member of the team that built a leading mobile advertising and monetization platform. Chris was instrumental in building and scaling Tapjoy’s commercial operations globally, including establishing offices in Japan and Korea. Before joining Tapjoy, Chris held positions at RockYou!, VideoEgg and Yahoo!. Chris holds a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Back to Top

 

Greg Cannon, Vice President Finance, Corporate Controller

Greg Cannon serves as Glu’s Vice President Finance, Corporate Controller where he is responsible for overseeing all of the company’s global accounting and SEC reporting. Prior to joining Glu, Greg worked at Laserscope, Inc., an aesthetic and  surgical laser company, where he managed their international accounting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance prior to its acquisition by American Medical Systems. He also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P. in the audit and assurance practice focusing on software and venture capital clients. Greg holds a B.A. in business economics with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Back to Top

 

Scott Leichtner, Vice President and General Counsel

Scott Leichtner serves as Glu’s Vice President and General Counsel where he is responsible for overseeing all of the company’s legal matters.  Prior to joining Glu, Scott worked as a corporate attorney for more than 10 years at Fenwick & West LLP, a Silicon Valley law firm, where he handled a wide range of corporate governance matters and complex transactions, including equity and debt offerings, M&A transactions and venture capital financings.  Prior to Fenwick, Scott worked as a corporate attorney at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, a Manhattan law firm, where he primarily worked on mortgage-backed securities offerings.  Scott has a B.A. degree in Political Science from Duke University and a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Back to Top

 

Clancy Ryan, Vice President of Sales

Clancy Ryan, Glu’s Vice President of Sales, joined Glu in 2008 as part of the Superscape acquisition. Clancy is a veteran in mobile gaming since 2004 working with every major platform, carrier and OEM. Prior to joining Glu, Clancy held various sales positions with the following companies: The Discovery Channel, Penske Logistics & Leasing (Rollins), and Bank of America (Sky Financial). Clancy holds an MBA from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University with distinction. Back to Top

 

Christian Limon, Vice President of Growth & Advertising

Christian Limon is responsible for all of Glu’s worldwide advertising-based monetization and user acquisition efforts. Christian brings to Glu a deep expertise in mobile advertising, user acquisition, and international expansion. Most recently, he served as Director of Global Partnerships for Tapjoy where he helped build to scale a leading mobile advertising and monetization platform. Christian drove business development strategy and led international expansion across LATAM, Japan, and Korea. Before joining Tapjoy, Christian held positions in M&A at Morgan Keegan’s investment banking practice, SK Telecom Americas, and served as a venture consultant. Christian holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Loyola Marymount University and a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Southern California. Back to Top

 

Sourabh Ahuja, Vice President of Android & Cross Platform Development

Sourabh Ahuja joined Glu in 2003 and is currently responsible for all Android games and revenue, along with Amazon’s Kindle, MacOS, W8 and new initiatives/platforms. His platform expertise is instrumental to Glu being a premier developer partner of Google and Amazon. In his 10+ years at Glu, Sourabh's contributions to the company have been diverse, including developing over ten games as Senior Software Engineer, owning and managing Glu’s Android platform as Senior Software Architect, and coordinating development between Glu’s worldwide studios as a Development Director. Sourabh holds a M.S in Computer Science and Engineering from Oregon Health & Science University and a B.Engg in Computer Engineering from Pune University, India. Back to Top

Greg Chang, Vice President, Asia & 3rd Party Publishing

Greg has more than 10 years of sales and marketing experience in the region.  Before joining Glu, he ran the business department for a NCsoft subsidiary which introduced him to theKorean gaming industry.  He is spearheading Glu’s entry and expansion in the Korean market in 2013. His expertise is on delivering and servicing top-quality games to a wide range of audiences in APAC.  Greg holds a BA from University of California, Berkeley and MBA from Columbia University. Back to Top

 

 

Martin Edelman, Vice President of Operations

Martin Edelman joined Glu in 2005 and is responsible for the organization's central operations, overseeing functions including Business Intelligence, Project Management, Technology Partnerships, Creative Services and Customer Care. Over the last 9 years, Martin has held various publishing and studio roles at Glu including key product management and marketing positions as the company transitioned from feature phone to smartphone and tablet game development. Prior to joining Glu, Martin held marketing and project management roles at Citi Private Bank and Agilent Technologies. Martin holds a B.S. (Hons) from the University of Bath. Back to Top

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bill Miller

Bill Miller has served as one of Glu's directors since January 2007, served as Co-Chairman of the Board from July 2009 to January 2010 and has served as the sole Chairman of the Board from January 2010 to July 2014. Bill also served as Glu's Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from December 2009 to January 2010. Bill has acted as an independent director and adviser to a number of technology companies since November 1999. From April 1996 until November 1999, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Avid Corporation, a provider of digital tools for multimedia companies, where he also served as President from September 1996 to January 1999. Prior to then, Bill served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Quantum Corporation, a data storage manufacturer. He previously held various positions in the data storage, information services and financial services businesses of Control Data Corporation, a computer and data services company. Bill serves as a director of NVIDIA Corporation, Waters Corporation, Digimarc Corporation and Quantance Inc., and during the past five years has also served as a director of Overland Storage, Inc. and ViewSonic Corporation. Bill holds a B.A. in speech communications and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota. Back to Top

Niccolo de Masi, President and CEO

Niccolo de Masi joined Glu as its President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2010 and brings to Glu a strong background of senior management and executive experience in the mobile gaming and content sectors. Prior to joining Glu, Niccolo was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Hands-On Mobile, a mobile technology company and developer and publisher of mobile entertainment, since October 2009, and previously served as the President of Hands-On Mobile from March 2008 to October 2009. Niccolo was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the London-listed mobile entertainment company Monstermob Group PLC from June 2006 to February 2007. Mr. de Masi joined Monstermob in 2004 and, prior to becoming its Chief Executive Officer, held positions as its Managing Director and as its Chief Operating Officer where he was responsible for formulating and implementing Monstermob's growth and product strategy. Prior to joining Monstermob, Mr. de Masi worked in a variety of corporate finance and operational roles within the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector, beginning his career with JP Morgan on both the TMT debt capital markets and mergers and acquisitions teams in London. He has also worked as a physicist with Siemens Solar and within the Strategic Planning and Development divisions of Technicolor. Mr. de Masi holds an M.A. degree in Physics, and an MSci. degree in Electronic Engineering—both from Cambridge University. Back to Top

Ann Mather

Ann Mather joined Glu's board of directors in September 2005. She currently sits on the boards of directors of Google Inc., Netflix, Inc., MGM Holdings Inc., Shutterfly, Inc., Solazyme, Inc. and SmartPak Equine, LLC, and is one of the independent trustees of the Dodge & Cox Funds. From May 2004 until its acquisition by eBay in 2005, Ann served as a director Shopping.com. From 1999 to 2004, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Pixar Animation Studios where she was responsible for finance, administration, business affairs, investor relations and human resources. Prior to joining Pixar, Ann was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Village Roadshow Pictures, and she held various executive positions at the Walt Disney Company in Los Angeles from 1993 to 1999, including Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration for its Buena Vista International Theatrical Division. Ann also held various executive positions in Europe, including a position with Disney in Paris where she helped start the international theatrical distribution arm in ten European countries, as well as positions with Alico (a division of AIG) and Paramount Pictures. Ann holds an M.A. from Cambridge University in England. Back to Top

Hany Nada

Hany Nada has served on our Board since April 2005. Hany is a co-founder of GGV Capital (formerly Granite Global Ventures) and has worked as a long-term partner with more than 150 companies over the past decade to build companies that can succeed in today’s global marketplace. He is a trusted resource to public and private company CEOs and management teams on global market development, customer introductions and M&A/IPO guidance across US and Asian markets. CEOs that have worked with Hany characterize him as their go-to advisor for both general direction and company growth strategies. As a leading venture investor, Hany made his first investment in China in 2001, and has led the firm’s successful investments in athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN), Endeca (acquired by Oracle) Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU), Kintana (acquired by Mercury Interactive), Turbine (acquired by Time Warner) and Xfire (acquired by Viacom). Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of BandPage, Inc., Medium Entertainment, Inc. (PlayHaven), Vocera Communications, Inc. and WildTangent, Inc. Hany is also an observer on the Board of Directors of Houzz Inc. In addition to actively making investments in the mobile and digital media sectors in the US and China, Hany is responsible for one of the industry’s most successful China/US investment teams as well as general oversight of the firm's funds. Back to Top 

Ben T. Smith

Ben T. Smith, IV is one of the pioneers of the freemium mobile gaming space, having been one of the earliest investors in Tapulous, providing leadership to its Board through its sale to the Walt Disney Company. Since April 2012, Ben has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Wanderful Media, a new media shopping company. Prior to joining Wanderful Media, Ben served as an independent director of and advisor to technology companies, including in his role as a Venture Partner at Accelerator Venture Capital. Previously, Mr. Smith served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WYBS, Inc. d/b/a MerchantCircle, a leading social network of small business owners, from when he co-founded the company in August 2004 until the company was sold to Reply.com in May 2011. Ben previously co-founded Spoke Software, where he helped architect the business, establish a patent portfolio in social networking, and guide the company to its initial customers and through its establishment as a leading public database of business professionals. Ben has also held executive positions with Borland Software, EDS and A.T. Kearney, a strategy consulting firm, and served the Bush Administration as the Senior Advisor for Strategy and Planning to the Secretary of Transportation from 2001 to 2002. Ben continues to serve as on the board of directors of Spoke Software, as well as an advisor or investor in several other private companies, and provides advisory services to a number of high-technology companies. He holds a Master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Davis. Back to Top

Lorne Abony

Lorne Abony joined Glu's Board of Directors as Chairman of the Strategy Committee in April, 2013. Abony brings to Glu strong public company growth experience in skill-based gaming and online gambling. The Strategy Committee will assist the Board and senior management in refining Glu`s strategic vision and growth initiatives. Abony is currently CEO and Chairman of London (LSE AIM:MM) and Toronto-listed (MM.TO) Mood Media Corporation. Mood Media provides in-store media to over 570,000 locations worldwide and had 2012 revenues of $444 million.  Prior to Mood Media, Abony co-founded FUN Technologies, an online gaming company that grew to be one of the world`s largest providers of online casual games and fantasy sports. In March 2006, FUN was acquired by Liberty Media Corp in a deal valuing the company at $484 million. Abony also served as a Director of Betbull PLC, an Austrian based financial holding company with investments in the real-money gaming and entertainment sectors. Betbull was established as a joint venture between FUN Technologies and bwin Interactive, and was eventually purchased by bwin. Abony has previously served on the board of CryptoLogic Inc., an Ireland-based provider of online gambling software. Back to Top

Eric Ball

Eric Ball joined Glu's board in October 2013. Eric is a Senior Vice President of Finance for Oracle and brings to Glu strong public company experience in managing worldwide treasury operations, capital markets activity, investment portfolio, foreign exchange, stock services, and risk management. Eric serves on several boards in addition to Glu Mobile, including: Oracle Japan (a public company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange) and the Richard M. Lucas Medical Foundation. He is a board advisor to BraveNewTalent, and has been an advisor to Theranos. Prior to joining Oracle, Eric worked in a variety of headquarters and operating finance roles at Flextronics, Cisco Systems, Avery Dennison, and AT&T. He was named by Treasury & Risk Management magazine in November 2003 as one of the "Top 40 Under 40" in Finance, and in June 2011 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance."  Ball is a Kauffman Fellow, having completed a two-year program dedicated to innovation investing. Back to Top