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Kevin Vitale
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Kevin brings more than 30 years of deep C-suite corporate experience leading domestic and international operations, primarily in technology companies headquartered in the Silicon Valley and Seattle, including such companies as ITTQume /Alcatel, Netframe Systems, Wall Data, Encanto Networks, and Ejasent. He has held multiple CEO positions in organizations ranging from venture or private equity-backed emerging companies to publicly traded global organizations serving the Fortune 500.

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Mary Jesse
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Mary is a technology executive, strategist, inventor and entrepreneur. Her past roles include Founder and CEO of Ivycorp, VP of Strategic Technology for McCaw Cellular Communications and VP of Technology Development for AT&T Wireless. She has founded and built companies specializing in wireless, telecommunications, software and film production. A licensed professional engineer, Mary holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and has authored more than a dozen patents.

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Derek Anderson
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Over the past 15 years, Derek has held executive and senior management positions for a handful of growing technology firms. He served as president of a company that managed Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Program and was COO for an international firm that integrated advanced marketing technology with Microsoft’s Outlook and Windows operating systems.

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Dave Ruddell
CO-FOUNDER, CHIEF ARCHITECT

Dave spent 10 years at F5 Networks, most recently as a Senior Software Engineer. His focus is solving the problems that have kept fully immersive, wireless VR from being a consumable medium. This pioneering work requires proficiency across many different pieces of technology and software. Dave is a Microsoft certified systems engineer and holds a computer science degree from the University of Washington.

Chanel Summers
VICE PRESIDENT CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

Chanel has been a respected game producer and designer with over 20 years of experience in the video game industry. She was Microsoft’s first audio technical evangelist, and a member of the original Xbox team. Chanel co-founded audio design group Syndicate 17, a leader in immersive audio for VR and mixed reality projects. She is also a world-traveling speaker and long-time game audio educator, as well as a lecturer and director of the Experimental Audio Design Lab in USC’s Interactive Media & Games Division.

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Brian Vowinkel
VICE PRESIDENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Brian previously was a Senior VP at US Bank and Regional Managing Director for Ascent Private Capital Management. He earned an MBA from Harvard, graduated from West Point, and served there as an instructor. Brian is a Distinguished Honor Graduate of Ranger School, and he was the first infantry commander to utilize the Close Combat Tactical Trainer, a networked simulation for combined arms.

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Jamie Kelly
CO-FOUNDER, VRCADE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Jamie originated the concept of wireless, full-motion VR in 2011 and is the brand ambassador for VRstudios and VRcade. He focuses on the large scale vision and end-user experience of virtual reality gaming and serious VR simulations.

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Mark Haverstock
CO-FOUNDER, PROTOTYPE ENGINEERING

Mark holds a degree in applied sciences and is a certified high-voltage/low-voltage electrician. He possesses a diverse engineering background and design skill set. He designs and fabricates the proprietary hardware utilized in the VRstudios system and engineers new prototype hardware while overseeing the fabrication of all system components.

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T. Ron Davis
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

T. Ron is a former Director of Fortune 500 Marketing at Microsoft and CEO of Intellect Marketing Group, providing marketing and management consulting services for startups and F500 enterprises. The founder of five privately held companies, T. Ron brings technology-specific expertise in marketing strategy, brand development, channel development, advertising, PR, market research and intellectual property.