Title: Founder & CEO
Company: PlayPhone Inc.
As founder, Chief Executive Officer and board member, Ron Czerny serves as the visionary and driving force behind PlayPhone’s corporate strategy. Czerny’s more than 18 years of experience in the games industry has allowed him to help establish PlayPhone’s dominance in the mobile social games industry and position the company to compete and thrive on a global scale.
In 2000, Czerny founded Atrativa, a online platform and games company with operations based mainly in North and South America. As chief executive officer, Czerny led Atrativa to its current status as the premier Web games provider, powering several major ISPs including Earthlink, UOL (South America’s largest ISP), Yahoo!™ Brazil, AOL™ Brazil, MSN™ Brazil, Ibest (Telecom Brazil), Terra Networks (North and South America) and many others. RealNetworks, Inc. acquired Atrativa in 2006.
Czerny also played a key role in Latin America’s video game industry between 1992 and 1999 as the co-founder of the Brazilian Video Game Association and Head of Capcom’s video game distribution and strategy in the region.
Czerny is currently the Chairman of the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) for Latin America and a Board Member of MEF Global.
Czerny holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in international business from San Jose State University.