Our LeadershipThe Management Team
Yann Wang Founder & CEO
Glevis Yang Co-founder & COO
Wiki Jiao Co-founder & CTO
Kun Ding Partner & VP of Research and Development
Bin Liu Partner & Secretary of the Board of Directors
Eric Li Partner & CFO
An An Partner & VP of Business Development
Sun Jian Partner & VP of Marketing
Jason Dahlberg Director of North American Operations
Grace Wang Operation Director
Vivian Wang HR Director
Beryl Yu Business Manager
Feng Jiang Project Manager
Mimmy Li Marketing Specialist
Founder & CEO
“Under my influence, quite a few members of our team quit smoking and became marathon runners. Of all the achievements in my career, I take the most pride in this one.” Yann used to play for the school basketball team when he studied at Peking University. He is also a runner and an outdoor sports fan. His appreciation of teamwork, persistence and competition has made him one of the most influential entrepreneurs in the mobile game industry in China. Before Gaea, Yann worked as the marketing director at Kalends Game and the COO of Longtu Game.
Co-founder & COO
“Our U.S. office is right next to the 49ers’ new stadium. We host e-Sports events in Korea. We have posters of our games in Bangkok’s subway stations. In Gaea, we speak and live global market daily.” A seasoned business traveler, Glevis rarely goes for more than a month without seeing an airport. His global journey started in North Carolina State University, where he got his MS degree in Electronic Engineering. He worked at Ebay and Supermicro in California, and was the VP at Lemongame HK limited before co-founding Gaea.
Co-founder & CTO
“Technology is not that complicated at all. You can be on top of all trends by holding on to the cornerstones of computer science and utilizing your analytical skills.” Wiki has built his career around the most cutting-edge technologies. When studying at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, his master thesis was on speech recognition. He also had experience in the field of mobile GPS navigation and cloud computing before he found his passion for mobile games. He is now leading Gaea’s engineering and research team by putting his expertise on data mining and machine learning to daily use.
Partner & VP of Research and Development
“Creativity and originality are what we value the most. It is rare enough to be born with them, and even harder to keep them.” Leading Gaea’s game incubation business, Kun is constantly looking for producers just like himself – people who have a proven successful track record and an entrepreneurial spirit. After his graduation as a Bachelor of Engineering from Tsinghua University, Kun dropped out of his master program and joined Perfect World Entertainment Inc. to start his journey in the gaming industry. He has participated in multiple successful productions of different genres, among which MMORPGs are his greatest field of expertise.
Partner & Secretary of the Board of Directors
"This team is full of energy and creativity. I used to dress up in suits for work, but now I am enjoying this upbeat, casual working atmosphere. Gaming has now become something that interlocks my work and my personal life." As the Secretary of the Board of Directors, Bin Liu, with nearly twenty years of experience in the Chinese capital market, has successfully led the Gaea Mobile team into the Chinese New Third Board with just six month of time. Raising 800,000,000 RMB, Bin has laid solid financial foundation for Gaea Mobile's strategic plans as it continues to grow.
Partner & CFO
"Before I became an accountant, I was a hard core gamer. As the CFO of Gaea Mobile, I was able to understand the daily operations by talking with the staffs who create and run our games from a gamer perspective. " Tao Li received his Bachelor’s degree from Fudan University, with years of experience in finance working at KPMG. He considers himself as a prudent accountant and a passionate gamer.
Partner & VP of Business Development
"I still hang out and play games with friends I made in 1998 playing Quake 2. The first time I web chatted with someone from abroad was on Battle.net when playing StarCraft. I made my first friend in Japan by playing Winning Eleven with him. The connection I have built with real people via games is a significant part of my life." Now at Gaea, he collaborates with game creators worldwide to deliver better games. Before joining Gaea, An was one of the core team members at Microsoft to bring Xbox One to China. An holds a BS degree from Peking University, an MS from Waseda University and an MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Partner & VP of Marketing
“It has been said I’m a stubborn person, with a borderline obsessive love of my hobbies. Games just happens to be one of my biggest hobbies of all. Here at Gaea I’ve been able to take that passion for gaming and turn it into something productive. I feel blessed to be working in an industry I love.” Sun Jian graduated from Peking University with a Master’s degree in Journalism and Communications. In addition to his years of experience in marketing, Sun Jian enjoys writing and directing screenplays. He has collaborated with the National Theatre Company of China on numerous productions, taking to the stage over 800 times. “It’s no different from my work at Gaea; I make things that I love and I share them, hoping that what I do can make other people as happy as it makes me.”
Director of North American Operations
“My father bought me my first games console when I was a kid. It was an Intellivision. I have been a gamer ever since then.” Jason definitely knows a good game when he sees one and remains just as passionate about games as he was growing up. In between leading Gaea’s operation in North America and being a father, he still makes time for a Friday “game night” when he can. He was with Kalends Game, Gamewave and Lemongame before he joined Gaea. “I joined Gaea because I believe in our games. I would spend time playing them even if I wasn't working on them.” Jason studied Chinese at Beijing Language and Culture University and got his BA degree from Florida State University.
“I wake up every day looking forward to going to work, because I know that the games I work on bring people happiness.” Grace was an English Major at Nankai University. She found her path in the gaming industry soon after graduation. Before joining Gaea, Grace had accumulated over 5 years of experience at Renren, Kalends Game and Kabam. Responsible for coordinating Ace of Arenas’ launch in North America and Europe, Grace is working with 3 different time zones, speaking 2 languages and using 4 communication channels with her team: “Email, Skype, QQ and WeChat, you can find me anywhere around the clock.”
“It is every HR person’s dream to build a high quality human resources management system from scratch up to the highest standard. At Gaea, I am given the opportunity to do that. It is not an easy job, but I am enjoying the challenge so far.” Vivian graduated from Beihang University with an MS in Information Management and Information System. She spent 11 of her 12 years of experience working in human resources with IT companies, such as Shanda Group, a NASDAQ listed gaming company.
“To be honest, I was never a gamer before joining Gaea. I spend most of my spare time travelling, especially going on road trips. When I found out that many of our business partners, even those who are not in the gaming industry are actually playing Gaea’s games, I was pleased and amazed.” Beryl brought her extensive experience in corporate finance and business management to Gaea and found a new lifestyle here. “I really like how open and friendly the culture is here. I can feel and be a part of the pride we take in our products even though I am not a game developer. I am now hooked on Soul Clash. It’s always a great topic of conversations with our vendors, auditors or even government officials.”
“To me, CG is more like language than technology. By mastering the language, I can make myself better understood.” Feng studied graphic design in school, had started her own clothing business and worked as an office clerk before she found her path to Gaea’s Visual Art Creative Center in Shanghai. Spending most of her spare time on animation and comics, Feng’s passion and career are one and the same. “I feel lucky to be able to work towards my dream every day. I hope one day I can be part of a production like the anime One Piece. One Piece has greatly inspired me over the years, and I hope my work can inspire people in the same way.”
“I have to thank my mom for not punishing me that one time she caught me playing Stone Age in an Internet café at 2 o’clock in the morning. She’d been frantically searching for me all over the city for the whole night. I was only ten back then, but I was already a hardcore gamer.” Mimmy is as committed to the gaming industry now as she was to games then. As a marketing specialist, she is always excited about finding new opportunities of introducing Gaea games to more people. “I had tried out quite a few fields before I joined Gaea. I really enjoy the sense of purpose and belonging I find here. My mom tells me that she knew I’d be great in the field of gaming, and I’m sure that her support has played a very important part in my career path.”
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