Founded in 2005, RockYou is an interactive media company delivering great entertainment to the most engaged audiences online. Its portfolio of free-to-play games includes dozens of company-owned and partner titles across key platforms, genres and demographics. RockYou’s seamlessly integrated video advertising service enables brands to efficiently reach 75M+ consumers on Facebook, web and mobile. Currently ranked within the Top 20 of comScore’s Top 100 Video Properties, RockYou is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco.

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THE TEAM

Lisa Marino, CEO

Previously RockYou’s Chief Operating Officer, Lisa guided the company through its years as a social game developer, when it became one of the top five publishers on Facebook, and led its rebirth into a profitable in-game video ad platform for premium brands. She holds an MBA from Stanford, has been profiled on sites like VentureBeat and TechCrunch, and has spoken at GDC and Casual Connect.

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Ed Zobrist, General Manager, Games Division

Responsible for all games on RockYou’s network, Ed was previously President of ASAP Games, earning over 3M registered Facebook game users while consulting on social games from Paramount, Universal, and Sony Online Entertainment. He is also a former President of Sierra Online and SVP of Global Marketing at Vivendi-Universal Games, and worked on the development and marketing of numerous game franchises, including Fast & Furious (for Facebook) and The Simpsons Hit ‘n Run.

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James Abel, Senior Director, Business Development

A RockYou executive since 2009, James is responsible for leading RockYou’s partner acquisition efforts to bring new game titles into its owned and operated portfolio, as well as establishing and maintaining relationships with advertisers and publishers across the RockYou network. He has a business degree with a concentration in finance from Carnegie Mellon University. Contact him at james dot abel at rockyou dot com.

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Maysam Sadeghi, GM & VP, Games

In charge of managing and operating all owned and operated games at RockYou, as well as RockYou’s game product roadmap, Maysam spent his career building teams and products focused on social applications, usability and design. He has an MBA from Santa Clara’s Leavey School of Business and an MS in EECS from Stanford University.

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Yush Lee, General Counsel and VP of Corporate Development

Responsible for RockYou’s corporate development and legal matters since 2011, Yush was previously an Associate at Silicon Valley-based legal firm Gunderson Dettmer. He earned his JD at Harvard University and earned a BA in Economics from Amherst College.

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Larry Landry, VP of Engineering

Heading up RockYou’s engineering team since 2010, Larry was previously CTO at Tirnua and worked for nearly a decade at Electronic Arts as a senior engineer and tech/dev director. He studied at the University of Ottawa.

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