Johnny is a games industry veteran with several decades of experience, having built a career working for different game studios overseeing the development and launch of hit titles across multiple genres including RPGs, puzzle, storytelling, and social casino. He currently manages all creative initiatives for Champions Ascension, the ambitious game in development by Plai Labs and backed by a16z.
Prior to Plai Labs, Johnny was Head of Design at Jam City, where he led creative on all titles across their portfolio and spearheaded the company’s charge into blockchain gaming, designing the foundational concepts for Champions Ascension.
In the past, Johnny was a GM at Scopely, launching and managing the chart-topping mobile game Yahtzee with Buddies. He also held senior level leadership positions at Playtika, managing the design and production of the top-grossing bingo game of all time Bingo Blitz, and DoubleDown Interactive, leading the design and production of the world’s most successful mobile casino product, DoubleDown Casino. Johnny received his B.A in Business Administration from the University of Miami.