Team

  • Gabriel Leydon

    Gabriel Leydon

    Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

    Prior to founding MZ, Gabriel was the creator and game designer of America's Army Arcade Edition at Global VR, a leading US coin-op manufacturer and the U.S. Army's Office of Economic and Manpower Analysis. Before embarking on the America's Army project, Gabriel was a game designer at Tsunami Visual Technologies, where he amassed deep game design and monetization experience. Earlier in his career, Gabriel also worked on various coin-op games for Atari/Midway Games. Gabriel was recently named as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2015 by Goldman Sachs at their fourth annual Builders + Innovators Summit.

  • Kristen Dumont

    Kristen Dumont

    Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

    Kristen joined MZ in early 2015 after serving as a company advisor for 2 years. Prior to joining MZ, Kristen founded and led Goodwin Procter's California employment law and trade secrets practice. Before founding Goodwin Procter's employment and trade secrets group, she was a Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where her practice focused on advising emerging technology companies, both private and public, in all stages and facets of growth, including company formation, retention and development of employees, strategic partnerships, M&A and IPOs. Kristen was repeatedly recognized as a Northern California "Super Lawyer" and was named multiple times as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in California.

  • Halbert Nakagawa

    Halbert Nakagawa

    Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

    Prior to founding MZ, Halbert was a Senior Software Engineer at Global VR, where he was the lead developer for a tools and technology platform that shipped titles such as PGA World Tour Golf, NASCAR, Vortek II, and Need For Speed: Carbon. Prior to Global VR, he was a Software Engineer at Signature Devices, a company building military simulations and first-person shooter games, where he was responsible for writing multiple tiers of their proprietary game engine including the Sound System, UI System, and tools integration. Halbert holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics with an emphasis in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Tory Valenzuela

    Tory Valenzuela

    Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

    Before joining MZ, Tory was General Counsel of Cypress Semiconductor (CY), where she also advised Cypress's three privately-funded subsidiaries, including SunPower. Tory brings more than 15 years of experience advising public and private companies on a broad range of issues, including M&A, venture investments and IPOs, as well as litigation, corporate law and the prosecution and monetization of IP portfolios. Prior to Cypress, Tory practiced at Clifford Chance US and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. In 2012, she was named a “Woman of Influence” by Silicon Valley Business Journal. Tory earned her law degree from Stanford Law School.

  • Francois Orsini

    Francois Orsini

    Chief Technology Officer, Satori

    Francois Orsini is currently the Chief Technology Officer for Satori. Prior to joining MZ, Francois was the Database Architect and Evangelist at Sun Microsystems and prior to that, he spent more than 20 years in senior staff engineering and architect roles at companies including Sybase, Cloudscape, Oracle, and many others. Francois has extensive experience working with databases and infrastructure development, honing his expertise in distributed data management systems, scalability, security, resource management, HA cluster solutions, and connectivity services. He also worked with VISA International and VISA USA to implement the first VISA Cash virtual ATM for the Internet and founded a VC-backed startup called Unikala in 1999. Francois holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and Computer Science from the Paris Institute of Technology.

  • Michael Migliero

    Michael Migliero

    Co-Founder

    Michael is an early Ethereum investor and blockchain technology evangelist. He joined MZ in 2015 following its acquisition of the mobile real-time bidding tech company that Michael co-founded in 2013. He brings over 10 years of technical marketing and entrepreneurial experience to MZ’s user acquisition division.