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Business Development – New Team Member

I have been asked to write a little introduction and will do my best to keep it short and sweet.  My name is Jack Gandolfo and for the last 8 years I have been a serial entrepreneur and a full time Designer/Product Owner for Disney, Warner Brothers, and now AT&T. Coming from a financial background, my first introduction to tech startups came with an opportunity to join a small team looking to revolutionize online video game matchmaking.  We saw inefficiencies within the market and looked to capitalize on it by creating a third party gaming website looking to improve the online matchmaking experience for all types of gamers.

Although we didn’t meet our goal, here are few accomplishments:

  • The second most active twitter for Call of Duty community
  • Invited to multiple incubators and accelerators throughout US
  • A blog with ~500k monthly views
  • A youtube MCN with 600+ gaming youtubers generating ~10m/monthly views
  • What initiatives will he be taking on with Sentivate & how will these goals be met?

My current initiative with Sentivate is to ensure that the right relationships and partnerships are being formed.  This can include relationships within the crypto space or from other industries.  For example – it is very well known that cyber security is a major concern in our current digital age.  I believe it will be extremely beneficial to work with cyber security professionals in the development of the future of the web.  This is currently an ongoing task with more information and development coming soon.

Portfolio (Previous startup work)

GamerPeer – Coming from a financial background, my first introduction to tech startups came with an opportunity to join a small team looking to revolutionize online video game matchmaking.  We saw inefficiencies within the market and looked to capitalize on it by creating a third party gaming website looking to improve the online matchmaking experience for all types of gamers.

https://www.linkedin.com/company/gamerconnect-llc/about/

GamerPeerTV – I took the GamerPeer brand and turned it into a youtube MCN.  At the peak, we had close to 500 gaming YouTubers generating close to 10million monthly views.  It was a grass roots marketing campaign that generated incredible results.

Lnkit – My first project was Arity Software.  This was a social network that emphasized ease of sharing content and grouping the web into a digestible format.  I helped introduce the gaming community to Lnkit which exponentially grew the user base.

Hermes – The social media automation platform that disrupted the way Linkedin influencers thought about digital branding. I was the liaison between customers as well as the customer facing Product Manager that prioritized the backlog.  As a result – my Linkedin profile because the most viewed profile at the Disney Corporation for a long duration… Not everyone thought it was as funny as I did.Corporate Work:Disney Interactive Studios – Video game Designer and PO that worked on the game play mechanics team for Disney Infinity.  I worked with a large team of developers and marketers to build interactive toys that came to life in the game.  Some of the brands I worked with included, Marvel, Disney, and Pixar.

Warner Brothers – Worked as core level designer and PO for the game Cars 3.   Currently working on an unannounced game.

Why I am a fantastic asset to the Sentivate Team?

  • Bring additional structure to the team with a corporate background.
  • 8 years of startups experience.
  • Experience writing and submitting patents.
  • PMI-ACP certified
  • Series 7 and 63 certified
  • Large Network of Professionals outside of Crypto space.
  • Worked as an fx and commodities prop trader.
  • Working relationship with Tom for over 6 years.

Interested in learning more? Feel to connect with me on LinkedIn

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