PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Machine Zone, the mobile gaming company that connects millions of players across the globe, today announced the appointment of Dan Nash as Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Nash will be responsible for all aspects of MZ’s financial operations, including finance, accounting, investor relations, audit, tax and treasury. Nash brings his deep knowledge of the technology industry to MZ to further strengthen MZ's executive team as the company continues to establish its dominance in mobile gaming.
“I am very excited to welcome an amazing talent like Dan to MZ. Dan will be instrumental in accelerating this next phase of growth,” said Kristen Garcia Dumont, CEO of MZ. “Dan has extensive experience advising leading Internet and mobile businesses and is going to be a tremendous asset to help round out MZ’s leadership team.”
Before joining MZ, Nash was a Managing Director and Head of Internet Investment Banking at Wells Fargo Securities. In this role, he advised Internet companies from around the world on IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, and other equity and debt financings. Nash grew the Internet investment banking business significantly at Wells Fargo and was the lead banker on a number of notable transactions including Carvana's IPO and Waitr's recently completed sale to Landcadia.
Prior to Wells Fargo, he served as Director of Internet Investment Banking at BofA Merrill Lynch. In this role, Nash worked on a number of high profile transactions, including the IPOs of Zynga, LinkedIn, Zulily and Facebook. He also held multiple investment banking and finance positions at BofA Merrill Lynch, Riverstone Networks and Intel Corp.
“I’m thrilled to join a company so well poised for success and rapid growth,” said Nash. “MZ has become the example of how to build a successful mobile gaming business at scale. Its investment in infrastructure and commitment to providing players a compelling experience has created communities that have proven to be more engaged than users of other major platforms like Facebook and Snap. I’m looking forward to taking the company through this next exciting chapter.”
About Machine Zone:
MZ is a mobile gaming platform that connects millions of people across the globe, with a track record of delivering some of the world’s most successful mobile games on the market including Game of War, Mobile Strike and Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire. Leveraging its proprietary real time engagement (RTE) engine, MZ proudly serves the most diverse community of mobile gamers and creates highly engaging experiences where everyone can be a hero. MZ was founded in 2008 as part of the highly prestigious Y Combinator program and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with operations in Las Vegas and Japan.