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Our Team

Jason Lane
Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Jason is a technology veteran with over 10 years of experience building digital web and mobile apps for the entertainment industry.  He has always enjoyed helping kids grow and learn. He started the first four years of his career working at a day care along with a year as a middle school math tutor and computer lab aid.  Since then, he became a husband and father and loves spending time playing and reading with his son.  He knows the kids of today are the leaders of tomorrow and we need to give them all the resources we can to help them make our world a better place, which is one of the sources of inspiration for MagicBlox.

After his early days in education, Jason chose a path towards technology and business solutions.  In 2004, he led a team at NBC Universal to pioneer the first digital video distribution and digital workflow system.  He left NBC Universal in 2006 to live in Las Vegas, where he worked at MGM Mirage, leading a team responsible for all things digital across 22 hotel casino properties.  Most recently he has been helping some Silicon Valley companies such as Mediazone, Ribbit, Swipp, Jibe Mobile, and PayPal.  He has an MIS degree and earned his MBA from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business in 2009.

 

Olga Lane
Strategy & Planning

Inspired as a mom of a 6 year old boy, Olga has provided valuable consumer insight and direction for the user experience and overall offering of our product.  

Leslie Drewery
Mobile Engineering Lead

leslie used to work at HTC and has built all sorts of wonderful apps.  

Cristina Hanes
Platform Engineering Lead

Cristina joined us at the beginning of 2013 and made our new site possible.  As a coding expert with experience working on everything from web sites to F-18's, we are in good hands as we move forward.

Sena Filsoofi
Designer

Sena lived in Asia for the past 6 years, traveled the world, learned foreign languages and met priceless friends and colleagues. He spent time working with startups and non-profit designing products and images that target their target consumers directly. If you have something on your mind, he can bring it out. He's currently working on sustainable development of internet infrastructure and education in third world countries and hopes to provide higher education to anyone who seeks it. 

Hanson Wong
Investor & Advisor

Hanson teamed up with Jason to start MagicBlox in 2009, and after the initial concept phase, he had to shift his priorities to another company that he sold, but continued to support the team as an investor and strategic advisor.  Hanson has a history of turning digital media ideas into successful companies, as he's already started and sold several of them througout his carreer.  We are very lucky to have him on the team.

Dan Seyer
Marketing Advisor

Dan is an entrepreneurial executive that enjoys starting things up - leading and growing teams in the areas of strategy, marketing, product, and business operations. 

He is currently the VP of Marketing at Jibe Mobile.  Based in Silicon Valley with offices in London, Tokyo, and Düsseldorf, Jibe is opening up mobile bringing real-time services to apps in industries from gaming and entertainment to the enterprise.

Prior to Jibe, Dan was the VP of Product Management for Ribbit, Silicon Valley's First Phone Company.  Ribbit introduced an open platform for telephony innovation - providing a brand new way to manage your calls, messages, and phones.  Eighteen months after Dan joined, on July 29th, 2008, Ribbit announced it had been acquired by BT (UK). 

Prior to Ribbit, Dan held management positions at NBC/General Electric, Deloitte & Touche, Tello, WiLine, and Media.net. High technology, telecom and media consulting clients include Microsoft, SBC (now AT&T), Sprint, US West (now Qwest), Airtouch (now Verizon Wireless), and XO.

Dan received a BS in Engineering from California Polytechnic University and an MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA.

Ramani Narayan "Nara"
Advisor

Nara has been a great sounding board for strategic moves and decisions along the way. Also giving inspiration and ideas to the team.

Eric Zielinski
Writer

Eric L. Zielinski is on a mission to help people live the Abundant Life. His expertise as a health coach, public health researcher, speaker and writer are in demand all over America, but his primary focus is showering his three children and lovely wife with the tools that they need to be healthy and successful. Part of Eric’s approach is to provide innovative and fun educational material, which is why his family regularly enjoys story time with MagicBlox.

Check out his website www.DrEricZ.com and follow him on Facebook!