PEOPLE

at Catheon Gaming

We have international blockchain experience, with a team of 230 and growing, operating from over 20+ countries

Top management team

Combined with world-class game industry veterans

Senior Leadership

William Wu

CEO

  • Vice President at Oaktree Capital Management
  • Senior Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company
  • MBA at Wharton School

Lewis Grafton

CFO/COO

  • Investment Professional at Bain Capital Credit
  • Investment Banking Professional at Houlihan Lokey
  • BCom/BSc from Victoria University of Wellington

Gabriel

CIO

  • Over 10 years of experience at a blue-chip investment fund
  • Responsible for originating, executing and managing deals totaling over $2bn of invested capital

Daniel Chou

EVP

  • Head of Remote Global Teams at Playstudios
  • Creative Director at Fox Club Games
  • Senior Concept Artist at Zynga

Hang Zhang

SVP

  • Director, Data Ventures at Westpac Group
  • Manager at McKinsey & Company
  • MBA at University of Michigan

Dimitar Kostadinov

SVP (N. America)

  • Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company
  • Co-Founder of a US eCommerce shop
  • MSc from Antwerp Management School

Ken Luo

SVP

  • Director of Business Development at MED Group
  • Investment Banking Professional at Houlihan Lokey
  • BCom from UNSW

Brad Lewthwaite

SVP

  • Investment Banking Professional at Moelis & Company and Luminis Partners (in affiliation with Evercore)
  • BCom from the University of Sydney

Thomas Seymour

SVP

  • 15 years of experience in Sales, Client Service, Product and Project Management (PMP Certified) across Transaction Banking and Financial Markets.
  • LLM at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

James Wu

SVP (China)

  • CEO & Founder of SUBOR Advanced Technology
  • CSO & Co-Founder of FUZE Technology
  • Director at Microsoft XBOX China

Robert Rankin

SVP (Marketing)

  • CMO at Tap Fantasy Gaming Studio
  • Co-founder Go Capture (acquired by Deloitte)
  • MBA at Rotman School of Management; BA at McGill University

Jun Lee

Game Dev. Lead

  • Investment Banking Professional at Houlihan Lokey
  • BBA from University of Michigan

Jeansy Molanza

Blockchain Lead

  • Assistant Vice President of Equity Finance IT at Barclays
  • MSci Computer Science and Management (First Class Honours)

Edmund Shen

Game Ops Lead

  • Senior Mathematician at Weike Gaming Technology
  • Head of Game Design at goGame, a subsidiary of SEGA
  • MBA at University of Roehampton

Emily Gebbett

General Counsel

Danny Wang

Head of Product

  • Chief Technology Officer at a leading Defi protocol
  • Lead Tech Consultant at a Fortune 50 global company

Young Kwon

Head of South Korea

  • Chief Technology Officer at a leading Defi protocol
  • Lead Tech Consultant at a Fortune 50 global company

Patrick Chu

VP

  • Founder of TILT, an indie game publisher
  • Senior positions at Disney and Shengqu
  • Closed Asia deals for Borderlands 1&2, Fallout 3, 4, Shelter

Casey Barr

VP

  • Experienced Senior Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the professional services industry.
  • Primary areas of focus include robotic process automation (“RPA”), analytics and data visualization.
  • BSc in Economics from University of East Anglia.

Peter-Joey Pham

VP

  • Investment Banking Professional at J.P. Morgan
  • MFin from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Patrick Stokvis

VP

Marlon Juenemann

VP

Don Lee

Web Dev. Lead

John Choi

User Acquistion

Karen Tang

Communications Lead

Rachel Cheung

Communications Lead

Alveena Khalid

Lead Coordinator

Onyx Gallegos

Community Lead

Pooya Rayat

Community Lead

Alessio Mizzoni

Marketing Lead

Connor Smith

Community Lead

Alex Blastique

Community Lead

Advisory Board

Philip Earl

  • Extensive global gaming and advisory experience with deep expertise in franchise development, geographic expansion and delivering commercial success.
  • Advisory roles include Catheon Gaming, SNK Corporation, Sesimi and Hawkes Brewing Company.
  • 10+ years as an Executive Vice President at Activision Blizzard in roles including Global Leadership of the Call of Duty, Destiny and Skylanders franchises (Santa Monica), Head of APAC (Shanghai/Sydney) and Head of the International Division (London).
  • Previous Chairman of ISFE – the European Video Games Industry Association”

Alex Xu

  • CEO of MultiMetaverse, one of the top animation companies in China
  • Developed Aotu World, which encompasses the animation series, mobile games and brand merchandises
  • Previously CEO of Leyou Technologies which was acquired by Tencent for $1.4BN

Jason Hung

  • More than 20 years’ experience as a serial entrepreneur in mobile technology and blockchain
  • Blockchain advisory roles include Catheon Gaming, Evveland Metaverse, SoundsOfThings, Debond Protocol, Etermon, Wisdom Protocol, Token Music and AFIN
  • Rated as “Top People of Blockchain” and #1 “ICO Expert” by ICOBench, and #9 “Top Expert” by ICOHolder
  • Advised on more than 50 crypto related projects, including over 30 ICOs
  • Co-Founder of International Consensus Association, Treascovery, Chidopi and Timebox

Nainan Shah

  • Video game industry veteran and board advisor with over 20 years’ experience as a driving force behind major success stories at Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Advisory roles include Catheon Gaming, Dream Reality Interactive, Flick Games, Thnk.AI and Yadzy
  • Founder Trustee of Games Industry Charity and Tech for Good Investor
  • Previously held role of SVP Corporate Strategy & Development at Sony PlayStation; responsible for M&A, strategy and the securing of new content
  • Former Vice Chair of Video Games Industry Body

Devin Nambiar

  • Gaming executive with an extensive track record of product launches which have generated over $2.5BN in lifetime revenue
  • Advisory roles include Catheon Gaming and Forbes Technology Council; Committee Member of Game Developers Choice Awards and Judge of MUX Awards
  • Currently Head of Asia, Product & Partnered Department at Electronic Arts; responsible for product management, strategy and sourcing partnerships with world class game studios in Asia
  • Former Director of Product Management for Kabam; responsible for launch of Marvel: Contest of Champions

Daniel Yang

  • Over 20 years of experience in driving growth and as a deal maker across blue chip gaming and media enterprises.
  • Currently Chief Strategy Officer at Aristocrat, a global gaming content and technology provider, where he leads their group strategy, long range planning, and corporate development efforts.
  • He previously held multiple executive positions at Viacom, including Executive Vice President, General Manager – Consumer Products, where he was responsible for managing a direct-to-consumer entertainment and gaming business that delivered titles such as Guitar Hero 2, Rock Band 1 & 2, South Park: The Stick of Truth and South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
  • Daniel received his MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management and his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Marcus Jacobs

  • Over 20 years of experience across the gaming and online casino industries, half of which were spent at an executive level.
  • He was a standing member of the executive management team at King Digital from 2012 to 2019, where he saw the business grow from 100 to 2,000 employees, IPO in 2014, and eventually be acquired by ActivisionBlizzard in a US$6bn deal in 2016.
  • Marcus also has also previously held various positions as Chief Commercial Officer at Embark Studios, Director of Monetisation at Electronic Arts, as well as Chairman of the Board for esports betting website, Strafe.

Frederic Winckler

  • 25+ years of brands and entertainment experience
  • Former Chief Marketing Officer at Louis Vuitton / Board and Executive Committee at LVMH
  • Global Head of Marketing, Brand and Creative at Melco Resorts & Entertainment
  • Global Business Director at Rolex”

Partner Leadership

Daniele Banovaz

CEO / Lead Developer

  • 20 years experience in software and game design
  • Founder of Sionera Entertainment, the studio which developed Angrymals (subsequently acquired by Catheon Gaming)
  • Professor at Strive School, a Y-Combinator company

Jameson Lee

Co-CEO

  • Significant experience across media, marketing and entertainment
  • Founder of HUMAP Contents, a global K-pop artist and media agency
  • Connected Korean pop stars & other artists to markets in US, China and SE Asia

Dusko Pavasovic

Co-Founder / CEO

  • Chess Grandmaster
  • Played for the Slovenian National Chess Team
  • Founder of Kings of Games, the studio which developed Chess Universe
  • Founder of Chess Raiders
  • Previously held advisory roles with AirPod Technologies and 4th Pillar

David

Founder

  • Over 15 years experience in the gaming & software development industry
  • Founder of Oxplay
  • Former Game Developer at Nexon

Teams

Operations

Leads:
Thomas • Hang

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Marketing

Lead:
Alessio

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Partnerships

Lead:
Charles

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Communications

Lead:
Karen • Rachel

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Game Development

Leads:
Jun • Andrew

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Blockchain Development

Leads:
Dan • Jeansy

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Community

Leads:
Onyx • Pooya • Connor • Alex

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