Nick Tornow leads an engineering team focused on empowering Roblox’s global community of millions of developers with the technology and tools needed to build immersive 3D experiences and other user-generated content at a massive scale. Prior to Roblox, Nick ran Twitter’s Platform organization where he was responsible for the core of its technology stack–from data centers to cloud, storage and compute, developer efficiency, quality, reliability, and the site’s microservice-based architecture. While there he helped accelerate product feature development, scaled Twitter to three regions, improved security, privacy, quality, and reliability, and unlocked cloud capabilities.
Tornow also spent a decade at Zynga, with the latter five years as its Chief Technology Officer, steering the company from web-based gaming to mobile, from a data center to the public cloud, and from cost-cutting to growth and profitability. Tornow holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.