Chief Executive Officer, MindJolt
Digital entrepreneur Chris DeWolfe is best known as co-founder and former CEO of MySpace from 2003 to 2009, the social network that redefined the concept of socializing around shared interests. Under DeWolfe’s leadership, MySpace grew exponentially. At launch in 2003, MySpace attracted an average of 300,000 new members daily, and when he left the company in 2009, it had more than 125 million monthly active users globally.
DeWolfe continues his entrepreneurial mission at MindJolt SGN. As CEO, DeWolfe led the acquisitions and rollup of MindJolt, SGN and HallPass Media, creating a leading independent multiplatform game developer and publisher. Responsible for more than 12 top 10 titles on the iTunes Store and three number one titles on the Amazon Appstore, MindJolt SGN has 35 million monthly active users, 45 million mobile downloads and more than 80 million installs on Facebook.
DeWolfe has been featured on the cover of Fortune magazine twice, was named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world (2007), and chosen by Barbara Walters as one of her 10 most fascinating people (2007). DeWolfe has a B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Washington and an MBA from the University of Southern California and was honored by the latter as Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year (2006). DeWolfe served on the board of directors of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; he lives in Los Angeles.
Chief Operating Officer, MindJolt
Colin Digiaro is the COO of MindJolt, a San Francisco-based social games platform. He oversees MindJolt’s business operations including monetization, marketing, and human resources. Digiaro has spent the majority of his career helping to build and launch Internet start-ups.
He most recently served as the Co-President of Slingshot Labs Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NewsCorp Inc. responsible for building and launching digital assets. Most notably Slingshot Labs launched SocialPlan one of the Internet’s largest social event-planning utilities, later acquired by MySpace.
Previously, as a cofounder of MySpace, he focused on revenue and growth. Digiaro was credited with leading the Sales organization in generating over $700 million in annualized revenues, before stepping into the role of SVP of International Corporate Development where he was responsible for the deployment of MySpace’s global revenue strategy.
Chief Technology Officer, MindJolt
As CTO of MindJolt, Aber Whitcomb oversees the largest platform for the social distribution of games. Whitcomb is a recognized expert in large scale computing, networking and storage.
As co-founder and CTO of MySpace, he built one of the largest high-traffic web environments. In this role, he created systems for processing between 7 and 10 billion events each day on custom built technologies for high performance analysis and storage of dynamic data.
In 2009, Infoworld recognized Whitcomb as one of the “Top 25 CTO’s of 2009.” Whitcomb is a co-founder of early stage startup incubator i/o ventures. He graduated from the University of Washington.
Senior Vice President, Corporate and Business Development, MindJolt
As Senior Vice President of Mindjolt, a San Francisco-based social games platform, Yguado leads a team focused on delivering strategic business opportunities and building the organization through distribution and content partnerships.
Yguado draws on a long history of media strategy and business development experience at leading entertainment and media companies. He joined MindJolt from Fox Network Group and previously held strategic planning and corporate development positions at MTV/Nickelodeon and Univision. Yguado began his career in M&A Investment Banking with ING Barings and Furman Selz in New York.
He is a graduate of Harvard College and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Head of Studio, MindJolt
Ulf is overseeing the SGN studio with the acquisition by Mindjolt.
An expert in the mobile space, Ulf has held senior mobile product roles for Google, MySpace and T-Mobile, most recently serving as Chief Product Officer at Garena, one of the largest gaming community platforms with more than 60 million registered users, based out of Singapore.
Ulf has won several awards including the IBM Leonardo Da Vinci Award, which named him the Best Programmer of Germany beating out more than 7500 entrants.
Ulf received his MBA in Stanford in 2006, and studied at the University of Saarland in Germany and the University of California, Berkeley.