Meet Our Team

The WildTangent executive team is made up of game industry veterans and pioneers with more than a century of collective experience, including stints at Microsoft, Sony Online, Hasbro, Nintendo, Adobe, and News Corp. We are a privately held corporation and to date have raised more than $50 million in venture-backed financing.

Our Executive Team

 

Matt Shea

Chief Executive Officer

Matt Shea
Matt Shea joined WildTangent in 2002 and currently serves as the company’s CEO. He previously led the company’s product and technology efforts, including development of the company’s latest mobile offering, Application Management Platform. The Puget Sound Business Journal named Shea to its “40 Under 40” list for his outstanding achievements. He has earned numerous patents in the area of digital currency, advertising and consumer technology. Shea began his career at Sony Interactive Studios while earning a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of California at San Diego.

Tom Grina

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Grina
Tom Grina joined WildTangent in April 2009 and oversees all of the company’s finance and accounting activities. Grina has more than 25 years of experience in operations, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and raising growth capital for telecommunications, software, and high-tech companies. Prior to joining WildTangent, he was CFO at Digital Railroad, Inc., which created a web-based e-commerce distribution and licensing platform that brought together professional photographers with buyers of digital content. Grina also held the CFO position at Digeo, Inc., Advanced TelCom Group, and several other telecommunications companies. He began his career as a CPA with Peat Marwick in Denver, Colorado. Grina holds a BS degree in accounting from the University of Denver.

 

Sean Vanderdasson

Senior Vice President, Games Service

Sean Vanderdasson
Sean Vanderdasson joined WildTangent in June 2004 and is responsible for the mobile and online service business. He has more than 18 years of experience in the online retail and entertainment industries. Prior to joining WildTangent, Vanderdasson founded the eCommerce business and served as vice president at Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. In April 2000, he was inducted into the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. for his accomplishments at Wizards of the Coast. Vanderdasson holds an MBA degree with honors from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and a BS degree in finance law from Portland State University.

 

Danny Cecil

Senior Vice President, Operations

Danny Cecil
Danny Cecil joined WildTangent in September 2001 and currently manages the company’s Internet operations group, as well as corporate IT, quality assurance, and business intelligence. Cecil has over 28 years of experience in the computer industry, including 14 years in product development and information technology at Hewlett-Packard. During his time in product development at HP, he led a team that built the first Windows networking compatible file server for Unix. Cecil later joined HP’s IT group, where he helped develop the company’s global NT domain architecture. Between his time at HP and his work at WildTangent, he managed IT and data center operations for two Seattle-area startup companies. Cecil holds a BS degree in computer science from Colorado State University.

 


Our Investors

Advanced Technology Ventures
GGV Capital
Greylock
IDG Ventures
Industry Ventures
Madrona Venture Group
Millenium Technology Ventures
New Millenium Partners
Tam Capital Management
WPP Group

Our Board of Directors

Bill Kaiser
Greylock Partners

Greg Gottesman
Madrona Venture Group

Cameron Myhrvold
Ignition Partners

Steve Baloff
Advanced Technology Ventures

Rob Norman
Group M

Mike Peronto

Ed Fries

Hany Nada
Granite Global Ventures