PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Machine Zone, a global market leader in mobile gaming, today announced the addition of Gary Cohn to its board of directors. Cohn has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial sector, most recently serving as the 11th Director of the National Economic Council. Prior to serving as the White House's top economic advisor, Cohn served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for more than a decade.
"Gary is not only an incredibly talented and seasoned financial expert, he is also a remarkable leader. Gary understands the challenges and triumphs of building a world class organization, having shepherded Goldman Sachs through its IPO and maturity into a public company. He forged strong connections in the technology and financial sectors and as a result, has a deep understanding of rapidly evolving companies at the top of their industries," said Kristen Garcia Dumont, CEO of MZ. “Gary is and has been a good friend to me and to MZ over the years, and I’m honored to welcome him to our Board.”
“As an investor with a passion for building strong teams with major impact, I seek companies that have great products, great management and great ideas. I’m excited about the strength of MZ’s mission to unite people around the globe in real-time through gaming, which is one of the fastest growing sectors in entertainment,” said Cohn. “I am very impressed by MZ’s technology, team and player community. The company is poised for success, I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together.”
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.