As CEO of Raptr, Dennis oversees the company’s day-to-day operations and directs Raptr’s evolution and ever-expanding features and functionality. Known as “Thresh” in gaming circles, Dennis was crowned the world champion of Doom, Doom 2, Quake and Quake 2, and was called “the Michael Jordan of video games” by the Wall Street Journal before turning 23. Using the proceeds from his professional gaming dominance (including a Ferrari awarded to him by id Software co-founder John Carmack), Dennis founded his first successful startup, gamers.com. He later co-founded Xfire (which was acquired in 2006 by Viacom subsidiary MTV Networks for more than $100 million in cash) and Lithium, a leading Social CRM platform provider used by numerous Fortune 100 companies and still privately held. In 2007 Dennis founded Raptr out of his love of PC gaming and his frustration with it not being as simple and easy to use as it could be.
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Patrick co-founded Raptr in 2007 with Dennis Fong. As Raptr’s Vice President of Engineering, Patrick guides the growth and development of the company’s eponymous software while also overseeing its back-end technology and operations. Prior to Raptr, Patrick was a senior software engineer at Google, where he was instrumental in scaling and launching dozens of key products, including Google Docs and Google Maps. Prior to Google, Patrick was a senior systems engineer at E*TRADE Financial. Patrick was also a founding team member at Digital Rights Agency, where he built a song management and billing system that was later acquired by Digital Music Group. His exposure to gaming started out in 1997 as one of the top professional Quake players and during that time he founded GXMod which became a widely popular award-winning Quake 2 enhancement. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Davis.
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Albert joined Raptr in 2014 as Vice President of Product, responsible for all consumer-facing aspects of Raptr’s software and services including overall product definition, user experience and user interface design. Before Raptr, he was a senior director for Electronic Arts’ Origin division, where he oversaw product and design for the videogame giant’s content discovery and digital distribution platform. Previously, Albert served as group business manager for Microsoft’s Xbox Live unit, helping grow the online marketplace’s micro-transaction revenue by more than 100 percent YOY. Prior to his tenure at Microsoft Albert was the senior business analyst with Electronic Arts’ Pogo.com online casual games group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Yale University as well as an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
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