Management Team / Advisory Board Bios
, Lee JacobsonCEO & Co-FounderLee Jacobson is an entertainment executive with over 25 years in the video game industry and 16 years managing digital distribution. A recognized and accomplished engineer, producer, licensing and publishing veteran, he has led operations for some of the most wellknown companies in the world including; Virgin Entertainment, Viacom, Midway Games and most recently Atari, where he served as Senior Vice President of Publishing and Licensing.
Mark CaldwellCTO & Co-FounderMark is an Entrepreneur and Gaming veteran who has created and won awards for games on platforms from the Apple II to the Xbox 360. Formerly the VP of Engineering for Playdom and Disney (DIMG), Mark has previously been the CEO and co-founder of several gaming companies over the last 32 years, including New World Computing, Rapid Eye Entertainment, and Pacific Beach Digital. Mark has also won a BAFTA and Strategy Game of the Year for Rise And Fall: Civilizations At War.
Philippe ErwinSVP Business Development / General CounselWith a background in international and intellectual property law, Philippe has been working in the games industry for over 20 years in various roles, from marketing and production, to legal and business development. He has held senior executive positions at several Fortune 500 companies, including Activision Blizzard, Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Working with some of the industry’s top franchises, including Batman, Harry Potter, The Matrix, Tony Hawk, Spyro and Crash Bandicoot, Philippe has developed a deep understanding of the business of making and selling video games.
Micahel GottliebVP of OperationsMichael Gottlieb is an veteran software studio manager with over 15 years in the video game industry and 10 years in the gaming industry. A highly successful game developer, he has been involved with hit videogames such as SpyHunter and Area51. Most recently in the gaming space, he led the team that developed the top performing slot machines Wonder Woman and Cher for Bally Gaming.
Injoon HwangVP of MarketingInjoon Hwang is an entertainment software marketer and publishing strategist whose work with more than 30 software brands has delighted tens-of-millions of gamers on every major platform worldwide. Prior to joining Robot Cache, Injoon led online publishing and brand management efforts at Bandai Namco Entertainment America, where he oversaw full-spectrum marketing, logistics for the Company’s GaaS portfolio operations and flagship franchises over a 12-year tenure. Injoon’s history also includes brand direction at NCsoft West, where he established marketing, product lifecycle strategy and community relations functions for the Americas and Europe. Injoon’s game credits include Tekken, Ace Combat, Naruto, One Piece Gundam, Aion, Blade & Soul and many other beloved franchises.
Brian FargoCEO - Inxile EntertainmentBrian Fargo co-founded inXile Entertainment, Inc. in October 2002 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Fargo founded Interplay Entertainments Corporation in 1983 and served as its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer until January 21, 2002. Mr. Fargo formed an on-line entertainment company with partner Softbank in 1996 and served on the board of Virgin Europe. Mr. Fargo also serves as Director of the Interactive Digital Software Association and Turbine, Inc. (formerly Turbine Entertainment Software Corp.). He has been behind some of the greatest game franchises of all time including The Bard’s Tale, Wasteland, Descent, Baldur’s Gate, Fallout, Sacrifice, Icewind Dale, Star Trek and Battle Chess. Mr. Fargo gave key speeches at the industry’s leading shows such as E3, Global Gaming Forum and the Computer Game Developers.
Nolan BushnellInventor, Entrepreneur and VisionaryNolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur and engineer. Often cited as the father of the video game industry, he is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theater. Over the past four decades he has founded numerous companies, including Catalyst Technologies, the first technology incubator; Etak, the first digital navigation system; ByVideo, the first online ordering system; and uWink, the first touchscreen menu ordering and entertainment system, among others. Currently, with his new company, Brainrush, he is devoting his talents to enhancing and improving the educational process by integrating the latest in brain science. Additionally, he enjoys motivating and inspiring others in his speeches on entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and education.