SVP of Business Development, Corporate Development & Advertising, Glu Mobile
Chris Akhavan oversees global business development, corporate development, and advertising revenue for Glu. He’s created and led long-term partnerships with Disney, Major League Baseball, Apple, Google, Facebook, and many others during his time at Glu. In addition, he’s been key in driving successful acquisitions including PlayFirst, Crowdstar, and Pick6 Studios which drive the vast majority of Glu’s revenue today. Chris brings to Glu a strong background in mobile advertising which he leverages to lead the organization’s advertising revenue – a business he’s grown to over $50m/year since joining Glu.
Prior to Glu, he served as Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships for Tapjoy where he was a key early member of the team that built a leading mobile advertising and monetization platform. Chris was instrumental in building and scaling Tapjoy’s commercial operations globally. Before joining Tapjoy, Chris held positions at RockYou!, VideoEgg and Yahoo!. Chris holds a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz.