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Kristen became CEO of MZ in June 2018 after serving as the company’s Chief Operating Officer since 2015.
As COO, Kristen was responsible for MZ’s worldwide strategy and operations, overseeing the company’s unprecedented growth into a gaming powerhouse with three of the mobile gaming industry’s all-time top performers: Game of War: Fire Age, Mobile Strike, and Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire. Kristen led the company’s efforts to hire and develop the most talented engineers, developers, and creative talent in the industry, and to cultivate international partnerships and success in foreign markets.
Before joining the company, Dumont was a strategic advisor to MZ and its founder for two years, helping the company transition from start-up phase to a maturity as a global company, and building a solid foundation for growth.
Ms. Dumont serves as an advisor to Silicon Valley venture capital firm 8VC, and she served a five-year term as a Board Member of the Sky’s The Limit Fund, which provides grants to support at-risk youth to attend wilderness rehab programs. She is a sought-after speaker on a range of technology and business issues, having been a featured speaker and panelist at conferences including Collision and Web Summit.
Ms. Dumont was born and raised in Northern California and earned her BA at the University of California at Berkeley.
Vincenzo started his career hacking the Game Boy Color in Assembly back in Italy nearly 2 decades ago. Nintendo handhelds were his obsession.
He was in the "30 under 30" list of Develop Magazine in 2011 and was offered his first publishing deal when he was 18 years old (The Fish Files, The Addams Family for GBC).
When he saw an iPhone for the first time, he jumped into mobile and worked between London, Tokyo and Silicon Valley for the good part of the last decade, before landing at MZ.
Vincenzo was previously Sr. Director of Engineering at GREE, where he was in charge of the technical teams behind multiple international SKUs. He holds a B.Eng in Software Engineering with theses in robotics from Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy.
Prior to founding MZ, Halbert was a Senior Software Engineer at Global VR, where he was the lead developer for a tools and technology platform that shipped titles such as PGA World Tour Golf, NASCAR, Vortek II, and Need For Speed: Carbon. Prior to Global VR, he was a Software Engineer at Signature Devices, a company building military simulations and first-person shooter games, where he was responsible for writing multiple tiers of their proprietary game engine including the Sound System, UI System, and tools integration. Halbert holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics with an emphasis in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Before joining MZ as CFO, Eric served as CFO and COO of Tanium, an enterprise software company. He has also served as COO and CFO of Polycom, CFO of Electronic Arts, CFO/COO at McAfee, and President/CFO at MicroStrategy. Eric was the co-founder of the online analytics company Datasage. Eric serves on the board of directors and the audit committee of Electronics for Imaging. Eric received a BS in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Before joining MZ, Deepak was VP of Business Operations at Outspark, a leading publisher of free-to-play MMO games, where he was in charge of performance-driven user acquisition, retention, BD as well as BI analytics. Prior to Outspark, he led strategy, planning and business operations for EA Online as Director of Strategy & Planning. Prior to EA, Deepak founded a mobile social games company called Hovr, where he formed partnerships with over 60 game developers to offer 700+ mobile games in a social community with millions of users in a freemium and ad-supported model. Earlier in his career, he was a technology venture investor at Technology Crossover Ventures, and a technology investment banker at CSFB, DLJ and Wasserstein Perella. Deepak holds a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Rochester.
Before joining MZ, Tory was General Counsel of Cypress Semiconductor (CY), where she also advised Cypress's three privately-funded subsidiaries, including SunPower. Tory brings more than 15 years of experience advising public and private companies on a broad range of issues, including M&A, venture investments and IPOs, as well as litigation, corporate law and the prosecution and monetization of IP portfolios. Prior to Cypress, Tory practiced at Clifford Chance US and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. In 2012, she was named a “Woman of Influence” by Silicon Valley Business Journal. Tory earned her law degree from Stanford Law School.