CEO, President and Founder
MIT Grad, Media Lab, MIT Technology Review Magazine TR 100 (TR35) award winner, author of 41 issued patents, early in social startups & acquisitions, led Amazon’s Mobile Commerce initiatives from 1999–2004 (Amazon Anywhere), tech co-founder of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and AWS Marketplace, serial entrepreneur, author, and music producer.
VP of Business Development
Over 16 Years Business Development, Online Marketing, and Mobile Apps combined. Signed over 300 deals worth hundreds of millions in revenue for companies he’s worked with including Amazon.com and SiriusXM Radio. Passionate connector and creative deal maker. Georgetown University graduate, surfer, former nationally ranked figure skater, cross-country solo cyclist and IronMan Triathlete.
Chairman of the Board
SVP/General Counsel of a Global Fortune 500 Company, Compal Electronics, and has led new product development and strategic deals for Compal Group for 10 years, former patent trial lawyer at Morrison & Foerster, movie producer. Mechanical Engineering degree and Juris Doctor degree.
Sirqul Dev Team
Michael Dawson, Chris Gay, Steve Graesser, Michael Woo, Michael Dickerson, Thang Le, John Schleppy, Daniel Trinh, Hekuan Yang
Advisor, Strategic Alliances
Mobile business strategist integrating digital, mobile, local, social and in-store. Developing go-to-market strategies and building monetization models for apps and mobile platforms working across agencies, brands, ad tech, games and social commerce. Speaker and advisor on mobile first initiatives while continuously tracking the latest trends and technologies. Formerly the VP of Marketing at Fiksu where she was recognized as “Mobile Marketer’s 2012 Mobile Women to Watch.”
Rudy Gadre is an early-stage investor and advisor for several Pacific Northwest startups. Gadre was Vice President of Business Operations at Evri. Gadre joined Evri following two years as Facebook’s General Counsel. Prior to Facebook, Rudy held positions in technology and IP law at Beacon Law Advisors, Amazon.com, and Perkins Coie, LLP. Rudy earned a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law and a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College.
Rick Dalzell was the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Amazon.com from 1997 until November 2007. During his 10 years at Amazon.com, he was the driving force behind the growth of technology, software, and services. He retired from Amazon.com on November 16, 2007. Prior to joining Amazon.com in 1997, Mr. Dalzell was Vice President of Information Systems at Wal-Mart starting in 1990. At Walmart he developed their data warehouse strategy from the ground up, giving their suppliers direct access to demographic sales information.
Owen Van Natta
From June 1998 to August 2005, Van Natta was Vice President of Worldwide Business and Corporate Development at Amazon.com, where he managed global marketing programs and strategic partnerships. He was part of the founding team of A9.com, the Amazon.com search company, and was responsible for site operations and sponsored-link advertising. Van Natta became the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Revenue Officer at Facebook before leaving to become the Chief Executive Offer of Project Playlist. Afterwards, Van Natta became the Chief Executive Officer of MySpace, stepping down to join Zynga as Executive Vice President of Business and a member of their board of directors. In 2013, he and Grace Stanat founded 415 LLC.
Mark Stabingas is a Finance and Business Development professional that is currently the EVP of UPMC Enterprises. He has served as President of LightInTheBox after it acquired Ador (Lockerz) in December of 2013, a company where he served as both CEO and COO. Prior to Ador, Stabingas held several senior-level positions at Amazon.com, including Senior Vice President of Business Development and Vice president of Finance. Prior to Amazon, Stabingas was Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development at PepsiCo.
Neil Roseman is an early stage investor and serial entrpreneur. As VP of Engineering for Zynga, Roseman was responsible for starting their Seattle office in pioneer square. Prior to Zynga, Roseman was VP Technology, President of Evri. Prior to Evri, Roseman spent more than nine years at Amazon.com, largely as Vice President of Technology. He was responsible for Amazon.com’s Digital Media Technologies and Amazon’s Global Subscription Platform.
Former CTO of Sirqul and Micromax, India’s largest mobile device company. Technology leader, innovator, and author of over 20 patents. Led the inception and launch of several early stage businesses and technologies at Amazon, including Amazon Mobile, AWS, and Amazon payments. Managed large teams of engineers in the US and in India. IIT Delhi, India and Columbia University graduate.
Darren Austin is a Dir of Product Management at Microsoft and the former VP of Products at Glympse, a mobile location startup in Seattle. He was a founding member of Amazon.com’s mobile team in 1999 and went on to start mobile initiatives at RealNetworks and Expedia. He spent several years leading mobile product teams at Motorola and AOL and co-founded two technology companies — SeattleRentals.com, an on-line real estate classifieds; and Playfield, a cloud-based platform for mobile game development. He is passionate about innovative consumer experiences and is active as an adviser in the Seattle-area start-up community.
Chris Metcalfe has experience across early stage finance, product marketing, and corporate strategy. He is a co-founder of Context Relevant, a former senior analyst with Atlas Venture, and veteran of Isilon Systems (now part of EMC). Chris holds bachelor’s degrees in computer science and economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in Media Technology from the MIT Media Lab where he was a Motorola Fellow.