Malcolm CasSelle

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Malcolm CasSelle
Education MIT, Stanford University
Occupation Entrepreneur
Known for tronc, Inc., SeaChange International, MediaPass, Xfire, Tencent, PCCW

Malcolm CasSelle is an entrepreneur the CIO of OPSkins[1] and the President of WAX (Worldwide Asset eXchange).[2] Prior to WAX, CasSelle served as CTO and President of New Ventures at tronc, Inc. (formerly Tribune Publishing). Prior to tronc, Inc., he was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media of SeaChange International. He joined SeaChange International in 2015 as part of the company's acquisition of Timeline Labs, where he served as CEO. Previously, CasSelle led startups in the digital industry, including MediaPass, Xfire and Groupon's joint venture with Tencent in China.[3]

He has also been an active early stage investor in companies including Facebook, Zynga, and most recently Bitcoin-related companies.

Education[edit]

Casselle holds a bachelor's degree from MIT and a master's degree from Stanford University, both in Computer Science.[3] He speaks Japanese and Mandarin.

Career[edit]

In 1995, CasSelle co-founded and served as the CTO of NetNoir, one of the first media production websites focused on Afrocentric culture.[4] The company was the first outside company to be accepted into the AOL Greenhouse Program.[4] From 1998-2002 he served as a senior vice president and advisor to the CEO at Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW), a publicly traded telco service provider based in Hong Kong.[5]

He served as a director of Hong Kong-based Capital Union Investments from 2006-2013 where he managed private direct investments into late-stage web companies.[6] He was also a top executive at Groupon’s joint venture with Chinese instant messaging and gaming giant Tencent.[7]

In April 2012, he was named CEO of the global social network for core video game players, Xfire.[8][9] Since January 2013, he has served as CEO of MediaPass, an online paywall solution designed to generate subscription-based revenues for digital content.[3] That same year, CasSelle co-founded Timeline Labs a social media tracking software company where he served as CEO. In December 2014, the company was acquired by SeaChange International.[10] Following the acquisition, CasSelle served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media of SeaChange International.[11]

In February 2016, CasSelle was named CTO president of new ventures at tronc, formerly Tribune Publishing.[12][13][14] CasSelle has served as the President of Worldwide Asset eXchange and CIO of OPSkins since 2017.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kharif, Olga (13 November 2017). "The Worlds Biggest Video Game Skins Site Raised $41 Million With Crypto Tokens". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 10 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "Worldwide Asset eXchange". TokenMarket. Retrieved 10 December 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Malcolm CasSelle". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Pescovitz, David (1996-06-03). "The Soul of the Internet: Afrocentric Sites Bring Blacks Into Global Community". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 
  5. ^ "Xfire Appoints New CEO, Malcolm CasSelle, and Announces Joint Venture with China Youth Goyor Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. to Support Significant Expansion into China". CBS News MoneyWatch via Business Wire. 9 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Wauters, Robin (21 May 2012). "To fuel expansion in Asia, gaming social network Xfire secures $3 million". TheNextWeb. 
  7. ^ Marlowe, Chris (10 April 2012). "Xfire has 400 million potential new users via joint venture". Digital Media Wire. 
  8. ^ Empson, Rip (9 April 2012). "Xfire Hires Former Tencent Exec As CEO, Now Supports Chinese Language In-Game Chat". TechCrunch. 
  9. ^ Jarvey, Natalie (5 March 2013). "Xfire Launches Video Game Tournament Platform". Los Angeles Business Journal. 
  10. ^ Bloom, David (December 22, 2014). "SEaChange Buys TV Social-Media Toolmaker Timeline Labs". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  11. ^ "SeaChange's Timeline Labs Acquisition Delivers Operations and Marketplace Cynergies". SeaChange. February 4, 2015. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  12. ^ Goffard, Christopher. "Davan Maharaj is named editor-publisher of the L.A. Times in Tribune Publishing shake-up". latimes.com. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 
  13. ^ Channick, Robert. "Griffin out as Tribune Publishing CEO; Justin Dearborn named as replacement". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 
  14. ^ Edmonds, Rick (March 2, 2016). "Tribune Publishing's New Management is in Place - Now How Will They Make Money?". Poynter. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  15. ^ "WAX Completes Token Sale to Decentralize Online Gaming Skins Market". Nasdaq. November 30, 2017. Retrieved December 12, 2017.