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.
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, Dan was Head of Internet Investment Banking at Wells Fargo Securities, where he advised companies on IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, and other equity and debt financings. He helped grow the Internet investment banking business significantly at Wells Fargo and was the lead banker on a number of notable transactions including Carvana’s IPO and Waitr’s sale to Landcadia.
Prior to Wells Fargo, he was a Director of Internet Investment Banking at BofA Merrill Lynch, where he worked on a number of high profile transactions, including the IPOs of Zynga, LinkedIn, Zulily and Facebook. Dan also held multiple investment banking and finance positions at BofA Merrill Lynch, Riverstone Networks and Intel Corp.
Dan was born and raised in Silicon Valley and earned an MBA at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, a BA at the University of Pennsylvania and a General Course degree from the London School of Economics.
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.
Tracy brings 20 years of experience to lead and optimize key business functions at MZ. She is responsible for global regulatory compliance, privacy matters, and strategic management of corporate risk. She also guides MZ's worldwide talent strategy and oversees our human resources teams.
Before joining MZ in 2015, Tracy practiced at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Arnold & Porter. Tracy earned her BA from Vanderbilt University and her JD from the University of Michigan School of Law.