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John Vifian

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

General Manager of Games, Yahoo and Business Planning and Operations Director, Yahoo. San Francisco State grad.

General Manager of Games, Yahoo and Business Planning and Operations Director, Yahoo. San Francisco State grad.

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Agni Interactive


General Manager of Games Yahoo June 2015 - present
Business Planning and Operations Director Yahoo! May 2013 - present
Co Founder PlayerScale September 2011 - May 2013
Director, Business Development Intellectual Ventures May 2010 - April 2013
Executive Producer Electronic Arts September 2008 - May 2010
Sr. Development Director at Electronic Art Partners Electronic Arts April 2007 - September 2008
Games Evangelist NVIDIA January 2006 - April 2007
Sr. Development Director Electronic Art Partners January 2003 - January 2006
Executive Producer Microprose March 1995 - July 1997
Executive Producer Spectrum Holobyte March 1990 - March 1995
Programmer LucasArts Entertainment 1989 - 1990
Programer Activision March 1988 - March 1989
Head of Software Development Axlon March 1987 - March 1988


San Francisco State University Computer Science 1984 - 1987

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Payments
  • • Sports
  • • Games
  • • Financial Services
  • • Robotics

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Key Strengths

Project management • Leadership • Program Management • Game development • Business Development • Mobile Games • Operational Excellence • Video Games • business develvopment

Key Accomplishments

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Mike Doran
We worked together  •  Games Producer, Oculus VR. Previously Senior Games Producer, Yahoo.
John is hands down the best mentor I've had in my 17 year career. I've known him for half of my life and he's consistently performed at a hi ... gh level, managing projects and developers to success over generations of hardware platforms ranging from coin operated games to smartphones and everything in between. He's done it all and seen it all. If I were launching a new initiative John would be the first guy I would call to seek advice.

Kunal Kshirsagar
We worked together  •  Product Manager - Yahoo Games, Yahoo. Previously Product Manager - Yahoo Avatars, YAP, Yahoo.
Kunal has worked hard to achieve success at an early age. He put himself through school and has achieve a great deal of success within a maj ... or corporation!

David Ross
We worked together  •  VP Product, Sqor Sports.
Dave and I worked together to build EA sports within Electronic Arts. Dave was a key reason for the success of several large franchises.