Management

Alexander Rivan Ronalds – CEO & Co-Founder

alex-Headshot-11-150x150 copyAlexander Rivan Ronalds is a gaming executive, producer, and entrepreneur. He is currently the CEO and Founder at Argine Consulting, which consults for top developers worldwide using his expertise blending the art of intuitive design with data driven monetization. Argine is also the creator of LoopStats, the largest database on core loop metrics and monetization for games.

Prior, Alexander was the COO of Balanced Worlds, a former THQ external developer and the makers of the hit game Bomb Buddies. Balanced Worlds was a gaming technology company with the mission of breaking down the barriers for high quality games on the web and mobile. The company was wholly acquired by Kabam in December 2012.

In 2006 Alexander moved to the Middle Kingdom to manage game development for social gaming startup, GameHub inc., which built one of the first social gaming platforms. During his time at the company, the company was acquired by Boonty Games, an early pioneer in the digital distribution of video games, and the project launched globally as Café.com. Boonty rebranded to Weka Entertainment and ultimately listed publicly on the NYSE (ALWEK).

Following Boonty, Alexander went to work for a VC backed game developer Possibility Space producing their flagship product, Warrior Epic. In May 2009, Warrior Epic launched across the United States and Europe, in seven different languages and through three different publishers; including France Telecom.

Alexander is a graduate of the University of Southern California. An experienced game development Producer, Alexander finds nothing more interesting than building high quality products leveraging his extensive experience in distributed development, SCRUM methodology, and team building.

 

Richard Robinson – Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

Richard Robinson is the Chairman and Co-founder of Kooky Panda based in Beijing. Venture-backed Kooky Panda creates socially-connected Flash Lite casual mobile games in their secret underground labs in Beijing.

Richard is an active entrepreneur, advisor and angel investor and thinks that Beijing is one of the best places on the planet to start new businesses. He’s passionate about opportunities at the intersection of media/entertainment and disruptive technologies. Over the past 14 years in China he’s been the co-founder and CEO of Dada Asia; the co-founder of Shouji Mobile; VP of Int’l for NASDAQ-listed Linktone; founder and CEO of MIG which was acquired by Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) and a founding executive as VP of Marketing and Sales for renren.com.

Richard is the Co-Founder of the first Beijing Chapter for EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization), the world’s largest community for entrepreneurs and he also sits on the Board of Governors for China Entrepreneurs.

Richard received an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in The Netherlands in 1996, and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in 1989. Richard is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.

 

Leslie Ronalds – Co-Founder & Director of Business Development

Leslie is a multilingual mobile advertising professional with over 8 years of experience in consulting, business development, and operations. She has a proven track record of results by applying her analytical approach to revenue growth.

Leslie was the General Manager of Aarki, a Silicon Valley-based mobile advertising company, where she founded the Asia branch and built revenue from zero to 20% of global revenue. Most recently, Leslie was working at Cheetah Mobile, a publicly listed Chinese company, leveraging her fluency in Mandarin. While serving as a Sr. Director of International Development she has opened sales offices in London, Berlin, Los Angeles, New York and Miami, while helping with the implementation of new process and integration of key new platforms and systems which improved sales team efficiency.

Leslie has a deep understanding of the mobile advertising ecosystem and is able to drive impact throughout all departments in the company. In all of her roles, she has been a key connector between product, engineering, sales, marketing, and management. Leslie is passionate about companies that drive results at a global level. Leslie speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, English and French.