Chief Executive Officer
Founded his first company in 1984, he was one of the first to sell guidebooks for popular games and sector editors allowing players to modify player stats. Stephan then joined Apple Computer in 1987 as a software engineer, where he helped develop MacWrite Pro, MacDraw Pro, and AppleWorks GS. In 1991, as lead architect, he developed Mediapaint with designer Roy Neil. MediaPaint was acquired by Strata Inc. for 2.5 million in 1994. Since then, he has worked on projects such as Taser’s Evidence.com/AXON, serving as lead architect for the client frontend and video evidence collection. After creating slot machine games, Stephan joined Zynga’s Social Casino franchise and worked on “Hit it Rich” slots 2014-2019, as it became the highest converting game in mobile Social Casino gaming.
Chief Technology Officer
Worked for over two decades at the emerging intersection of technology and art spanning a career in film, games, Augmented Reality and robotics. His career includes the role of VFX technical director at numerous studios on some of the highest grossing movie franchises to date including Star Wars, Star Trek, The Matrix, Pirates of the Caribbean and Shrek as well as software tool developer for games teams at SEGA on breakout hits such as SEGA Rally Championship. He was also the lead developer of a tool enabling 3D artists to animate 6-axis industrial robots for high-profile entertainment clients and venues. He has held technical leadership positions in which he has evaluated, architected and overseen the infrastructure of companies and has worked in the fast-paced environment of tech startups. Ken has a computer engineering degree and began his career in Japan where he worked as a programmer and application engineer. In his free time he has joined archaeological teams around the world performing digital scanning of ancient structures for cultural preservation, developed Snapchat and Instagram AR filters with over half a million views, developed a Japanese word of the day Twitter app with 25K followers and makes electronic music in his home studio.