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Steve Kane CEO
"The most important rule of management is: hire people smarter than you," he notes, "Luckily, that`s easy for me."
Previously, Steve was co-founder and CEO of digital games and marketing platform developer GameLogic, which was acquired by Scientific Games [NASDAQ: SGMS] in 2010. Prior to Game Logic, Steve was co-founder and CEO of Internet tech, games and marketing pioneer Gamesville.com, which was acquired by Lycos Network in 1999. Before Gamesville, he was co-founder
and CEO of InterLab (dba Elkay Products,) the global producer of lab liquid handling systems and consumables, which was acquired by CIT Group [NYSE: CIT] in 1994.
Steve has been a Director and seed investor in many media, tech and other companies, including Conduit Labs (acquired by Zynga), Playhem, Pangea Media, Acres4.0 Gaming, Soundbite Communications (NASDAQ: SDBT), Rick`s Picks, Worcester Tornadoes, and Leader Bank, NA.
Also, Steve is a Trustee of the Joslin Diabetes Center, where he Chairs the Research Committee. He graduated from Phillips Academy Andover, and the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.
Greg Hassett CTO
Greg is an experienced software architect, solution designer, and engineering manager. He has been working with computers, specializing in software, for more than twenty-five years. He began his career at the cusp of the PC revolution, starting his first software company at the age of 12. At the age of 15 he joined Digital Equipment Corporation in its Technical Languages group where he worked on their Pascal and Ada compilers. At Digital Equipment in Silicon Valley, he helped develop a high-density interconnect process to allow wafer-scale interconnection of integrated circuitry on multi-layer substrates.
In 1992, he left Digital Equipment to co-found PointCast, Inc., where he led and grew that company's technology teams through the company's successful launch which scaled to deliver over one terabyte of data per day to over one million PC's deployed worldwide. Greg served as CTO of AwardTrack, Inc., a rewards-point management system, which was sold to 24/7 Media for $75 million in 2000. He served as CTO of GorillaPark, a pan-European business accelerator, from 2000 through 2003, living and working in London, Amsterdam, and Paris. Among others, Greg's work at GorillaPark helped to launch Vibrant Media (www.vibrantmedia.com), WebPerform (acquired by Gomez, www.gomez.com), Mobile Commerce in the U.K. (www.mobilecommerce.co.uk), and Pharmeon in The Netherlands (www.pharmeon.nl).
Since leaving GorillaPark, Greg has been engaged in several technology developments. He has co-authored three U.S. patents and has two others pending.
Chris Cummings Vice President, Operations
Chris loves working with people to find smart ways to do the right things, faster. He has launched and managed many profitable online games, cutting-edge consumer loyalty systems, and compelling digital experiences for companies such as Lycos, Gamesville, GameLogic, and CMGi. He can be found on Twitter@chriscummings01 raving about comic books, video games, and other weighty matters.
Ed Noel Vice President, Revenue
Ed is responsible for advertising sales, ad operations, and monetization across LuckyLab's portfolio of products. Prior to LuckyLabs, he oversaw revenue and strategic planning for Lycos' web properties including Lycos.com, Lycos Search, Gamesville, Hotbot and WhoWhere. Prior to joining Lycos, he worked at KPMG in Boston where he consulted a large portfolio of High Technology clients. Ed attended Bryant University where he earned an MST as well as a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems.
Will Gardenswartz Vice President, Business Development
Will is a 25-year TV and digital marketing veteran and entrepreneur with deep experience in promotional gaming. Most recently Will served as an independent marketing consultant to companies in media, marketing services, and cleantech. Will has served as entrepreneur-in-residence at McDonalds; GM & SVP of business development and marketing at Catalina Marketing; director of market development at cable TV giant TCI; and as an account executive for KMGH-TV7, a McGraw-Hill owned station in Denver. Will holds a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Amanda Clarke Art Director
When not creating haunting monsters that strike fear into the hearts and minds of small children everywhere, Amanda is making cute huggable strange aliens and critters come to life. She's actually a real softie, but she'd never let you know it. Rumor has it, she can be subdued with small French Bulldogs and a Large Iced coffee. She also an avid foodie and has been known to use tofu for Good and Awesome.
Dana Ford Principal Architect
At LuckyLabs, Dana is the principal architect. When he is not working he can be found either in Rhode Island sailing on Narragansett Bay or in Colorado skiing the back bowls of Vail. He holds a BA in physics from the University of Colorado and is a life long resident of Boston, MA.
LaRue Stanley Marketing Associate
LaRue Stanley comes to LuckyLabs via New York City, where she has made her home for too many years. She is a graduate of Florida State University with a BFA in Theatre. She is an avid baseball fan and enjoys volunteering for NYC Cares projects.
Roscoe is responsible for research and development, specializing in canine usability. He is also Lead Producer on several new game titles in development, including 'Fetch' and 'Soak The Fire Hydrants.'