mobile phone Founders

Mike Bruno, Chief Executive Officer

A founder and CEO of several technolgy start-ups, Mr Bruno has worked in the areas of consumer electronics, entertainment and computer imaging since 1983. Prior to joining Hooked, Mike was the CEO of Primecast, Inc. a developer of infrared laser communications systems, and CEO of Digital Video Art, Inc. (DVA). Primecast was sold to Gigabeam, Inc. of Chantilly, VA (NASDAQ: GGBM) in April 2004, and DVA was sold to Worldgate Communications (NASDAQ: WGAT) in April, 2000. He holds a bachelor's degree in physics and biophysics from the University of California at San Diego, and a master's degree in Electrical Engineering-Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

John Airey, Chief Technical Officer, VP Engineering(emeritus)

A well-known figure in the graphics and computer games industries, Mr. Airey is the inventor of several practices fundamental to computer graphics and computer gaming, and has been responsible for the engineering on several console game titles. Prior to Hooked, John was Chief Programmer at THQ's Silicon Valley studio, and an MTS at Silicon Graphics Computer Systems. He holds a bachelor's degree in math-computer science from Brown University, and a PhD in computer graphics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Chris Braden, VP Business Development(emeritus)

A participant in technology business development for many years, Mr. Braden has held a variety of positions in the industry. Prior to joining Hooked, Chris was VP of Business Development at Sigpro, Inc., an outsource engineering services provider and developer of VOIP technology in Mountain View, CA, and VP of Sales and Business Development at Digital Video Art, Inc. In the past, he has worked as an executive in the commercial insurance industry, and as a recruiter. Mr. Braden holds a Bachelor's Degree in commercial photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY.