CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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.
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.
VICE PRESIDENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
John is a globally recognized senior sales leader with decades of experience driving nascent entertainment and media technologies to market leading positions. John is known for building world class teams and delivering industry leading results. He most recently served as Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development for Ericsson’s TV and Media Businesses. Prior to that, John was Vice President of Global Sales for Microsoft’s TV and Entertainment Division where he helped take them from a minor player to the global leader in TV Platform software. John has also held Senior leadership roles at Liberate, CEON, GTE, CableData, and EDS.
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.
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.
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.
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.