Doghead Simulations Team
The enterprise and education sectors have become distributed across the globe. In the enterprise sector, functional teams are scattered through multiple cities across the world. In the education sector, people are taking advantage of more affordable and flexible online classes from anywhere with an internet connection. However, these advances also created physical distances that are making collaboration difficult. A problem that current VoIP, text, and video-based solutions are failing to solve.
Why are these solutions failing? It is because of the lack of social presence these screen based solutions offer. At Doghead Simulations, we believe VR is the key to making these distanced based meetings more effective. With VR you can get back eye contact, hand gestures, positional audio and head movement. These are key social cues that we work with everyday. We recognized the need for a product to fill this gap in the market and built rumii.
Our mission at Doghead Simulations is to bring the best collaboration solution to enterprise and education through virtual reality.
CEO and Co-founder
Seattle, WA, USA
With over 20 years in the software industry, Mat helped start 4 successful software companies in e-commerce, mobile, entertainment, and Agile project management, achieving a successful IPO, company sale and growing the others to over $700 million dollars in market capital. He is extensively published on how virtual reality is helping the remote workforce and has a background in Social Media Marketing and Counterintelligence, with advanced degrees in both.
CTO and Co-founder
Orlando, FL, USA
Elbert Perez specializes in working on innovative content for exciting new platforms. He is a former Sr. Software Prototyper for the award winning HTC Vive, where he works both internally and with external developers to create immersive VR experiences. He has previously worked at Microsoft on multiple narrative innovations for products such as the Xbox One, Windows Phone, SmartGlass and various game properties. Elbert is also an independent game developer with over 20 published games on multiple platforms, including PC, Windows Phone, iOS, Android, and Xbox 360. His games have been downloaded more than 2.5 million times.
CCO and Co-founder
Orlando, FL, USA
Chance had his start in the game industry by working on Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. After a successful first game he left to become a co-founder of Infinity Ward, the original studio behind the Call of Duty franchise. Other credits include, Call of Duty 2, the entire Modern Warfare series and Ghosts. Chance's titles have sold over 90 million copies and generated over 4 billion dollars in revenue. In addition to working with art and animation in games, Chance has a background in international media relations and has been featured as a guest speaker around the world.
Chief Marketing Officer
Seattle, WA, USA
Amber leads up our marketing department and specializes in product marketing, public relations, digital marketing and business development. Amber was previously the CMO and co-founder of Meshfire, an A.I. based social media platform and has worked previously with the video game and music industries. She was voted #2 as Forbes Most Social CMO and has been featured in many publications and broadcasts worldwide. As well as speaking at such conferences as PAX, CES and SXSW.
Director of Engineering
Champaign, IL, USA
Rusty is a Design Architect specializing in defining and improving development pipelines to improve efficiency and product quality. He also has experience working in the design process such as, level layout, lighting, and mission design. With more than 10 years experience in the video game industry building cross platform, AAA games. These include Blacksite Area 51, DC Universe Online, Saints Row: The Third, and Saints Row 4, totaling over 10 million units sold and over 18 million registered users in DC Universe Online. Rusty uses his design, programming, and process improvement skills to create realistic, intuitive, and engaging VR experiences.
President and Executive Vice-Chairman
Seattle, WA, USA
Kyle Maeda has more than 20 years of experience transforming and scaling global organizations while launching innovative products and services. Prior to Doghead, Kyle successfully took an idea to reality by launching an eClincial solution that is dominating the life sciences market. He also led the global IT team in a Fortune 200 manufacturing firm and directed a number of acquisitions, mergers and divestitures for a Global 1000 wireless carrier.
Kyle is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program and holds a Master Degree from the University of Washington, as well as a Bachelor Degree from the University of Hawaii.
Orlando, FL, USA
Amanda is a 3D environment and material artist, Amanda has spent the past five years honing her skills. While an artist, Amanda has proven herself in simulation work, creating props, vehicles, and environments. She's also a Course Director with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. She applies her social and organizational skills to teach budding artists how to keep their skills modern with various tools and processes. Amanda has further showcased these skills by helping operate the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco for the past five years, as well as worked other industry events such as MLG competitions and Orlando IX.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Diego is a 3D artist who has produced assets for gaming companies and various institutions in Brazil. He has a background in character art and environments for companies like Pandora Game Studio. He also collaborated as a freelancer in simulator projects focused on architecture and exhibitions helping to deliver projects through his concepts of art fundamentals and real-time art.
Also he has taught modeling classes in some computer graphics schools in Rio de Janeiro.
Auckland, New Zealand
Fernando has 9 years experience working in game development, education and as 3D generalist around the world. His professional experience includes mobile and VR game development, 3D modeling and animation, motion capture, photogrammetry techniques, compositing and motion graphics at companies and education institutes, recently working as a contingent worker for Oculus and previously as a consultant for Unity Technologies developing UMA – Unity Multipurpose Avatar.
Visual Design Director
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Amanda is a creative designer with more than 12 years of experience. During this time, she worked with some of the greatest brands in the market developing strategies, planning and creation of visual and creative concepts. Besides her brand development skills, she is specialized in User Interface and User Experience. Amanda produces intuitive and compelling design concepts, which result in an engaging and immersive experiences across different platforms.