Management

Jon Siegal – Founder and CEO

Jon Siegal has more than 18 years of sales and general management experience. Prior to founding the Company, Jon was a Vice President of Sales at Siebel Systems where he was consistently recognized as one of the top contributors to the company’s growth from $40 million to $2 billion in annual revenue. He began his career at IBM Corporation where he was responsible for sales to the media, advertising, and entertainment industries. Jon also served as Executive Vice President of Sales, Global Distribution and Alliances for a San Francisco startup company where his efforts led to business relationships with major retailers and partnerships with companies such as Verifone, HP, NCR, and IBM. Jon received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from UCLA.

Eric Ye – CTO

Eric Ye has over 14 years of software development management and experience. He has consulted and worked for companies such as Unisys, The Toro Company, Wind River Systems, Interwoven and Versata. Eric holds a Masters of Science in Computer Science from Wayne State University; Detroit, Michigan and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama; Birmingham, Alabama. Eric also earned his Masters of Science in Materials Engineering from Nanjing Institute of Technology; Nanjing China and a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering from the Nanjing Aeronautical Institute; Nanjing, China.

Alain Somphone – Creative Director

Alain Somphone has over 16 years of creative experience, specializing in internet, e-commerce, and UI/UX design. Prior to joining Fan Appz, he was the Creative Director at CPO Commerce responsible for leading the creative and front-end team, and overseeing the design efforts for globally recognized tool companies. Alain has worked as an Art Director and UI Designer at numerous startups and leading brands such as eToys, DisneyStore.com, GameFly, and Pictage. He began his career in advertising at Bernard Hodes Group, working with clients including Cedars-Sinai, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. Alain has a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Design from Cal Poly Pomona.

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