Chief Executive Officer, SGN
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 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, 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 and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Talenthouse. He lives in Los Angeles.
Chief Technology Officer, SGN
As CTO of SGN, a leading multiplatform game developer and distributor, Aber Whitcomb oversees the cross-platform technology strategy and plays a key role in developing and operating SGN titles on a global scale. Whitcomb is a recognized expert in large scale computing, networking and storage and frequently speaks on these topics at industry events.
Prior to SGN, Whitcomb’s most recent role was CTO and co-founder of MySpace where he was responsible for the engineering and technical operations groups of one of the world’s most successful social networking sites. InfoWorld named Whitcomb as one of the “Top 25 CTOs of 2009.”
Whitcomb is a co-founder of i/o Ventures, an early stage startup program that focuses heavily on mentorship. He graduated from the University of Washington and was born and raised in Bellingham, WA.
As President of Game Development and Operations at SGN, a leading cross platform game developer and distributor, Josh Yguado is responsible for development, marketing, and operations for all games. He also leads mergers and acquisitions and ran the acquisitions of SGN, MindJolt and HallPass Media.
Yguado is a co-founder of SGN, previously in charge of game development and responsible for successful cross-platform titles including Panda Jam, Jewels of the Amazon, and Bingo Blingo. He joined SGN from Fox where he was Vice President of Business Development and worked on the acquisition of MySpace and the launch of Hulu. Yguado previously held strategic planning and corporate development positions at MTV/ Nickelodeon and Univision. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated with honors from Harvard University.
SVP Business &
Corporate Development, SGN
As Senior Vice President of Business & Corporate Development at SGN, Michael Ritter oversees all distribution, partnerships, licensing, monetization and corporate development activities.
Prior to SGN, Ritter was Founder and Publisher of Saturday Night Magazine, which he built into the largest circulated monthly collegiate lifestyle and entertainment magazine in the country. Services included event marketing, promotions and consulting for clients such as Geico Insurance, US Army, Playboy, Chegg, Fox, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Ritter serves on the Board of Advisors of Ritter Pharmaceuticals, which is in the process of FDA clinical trials to be the first approved drug to treat lactose intolerance. He graduated from the University of Southern California and also received his MBA from USC.