San Francisco, Calif. -- August 18, 2016 -- Technology executive, Christian Wilson, has joined Lumosity as Vice President of Engineering, where he will be responsible for driving the technical roadmap for the company and leading diverse engineering functions. Wilson will manage the full cycle of software development, including web and mobile roadmapping, development and operations.
“I’m really excited to welcome Christian to the team,” said Steve Berkowitz, CEO of Lumosity. “With his track record of engineering leadership in both games and mobile, Christian will be instrumental in helping optimize and scale our technology to support our continued growth.”
Wilson brings over 20 years of engineering leadership, including experience as a technology executive, software architect, software engineer, and over a decade of expertise in mobile and online game development. Prior to Lumos Labs, he was Divisional CTO at Zynga, where he spent more than two years leading engineering through development, release and live operations of Empire & Allies, a mobile mid-core Real-time Strategy game for iOS and Android, which reached No. 1 in Strategy Games and No. 2 in Games overall in the Apple App Store.
Prior to Zynga, Wilson was VP Core Services Engineering at KIXEYE, where he drove the creation and expansion of shared technology platform services and software, and the evolution of Analytics Engineering and operational tools. Wilson has also held roles as a technical leader at a gaming startup, Nokia, iKnowMed (now part of McKesson), OnCare, Alternative systems, Inc. and National Research Group.
“With my background in games, mobile and healthcare, I’m excited to join a company that brings all these areas together to develop products that can have a positive impact on people’s lives,” said Wilson. “Lumosity has been at the top of my list of places to work for some time now, and I look forward to leading their talented engineering team and working with all the other teams across the company to deliver engaging new features and products to its users.”
About Lumos Labs
Lumos Labs is the maker of Lumosity, a leading brain training product with more than 70 million users from 180 countries. Founded in 2005 and launched in 2007, Lumosity offers more than 50 games that are designed to challenge core cognitive abilities. Lumosity’s games are based on neuroscience, with continuing independent third-party studies being conducted by researchers at academic institutions around the world. Lumosity is available at http://www.lumosity.com and on iPad, iPhone and Android, and in several languages including English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. Lumos Labs is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit www.lumosity.com.