People

Blazing the trail

We’re 250+ people dedicated to helping people across the world play together. Welcome to Roblox.

  • David Baszucki,

    Founder + CEO

    David Baszucki,

    Founder + CEO

    David Baszucki is the founder and CEO of Roblox. A pioneer in powering the imaginations of people around the world, David has helped champion millions of young and up-and-coming developers in the video game industry via the Roblox platform. His vision has given birth to a new genre of entertainment that seamlessly integrates user-generated content, social play, and the latest cross-platform technologies.  

    Today, Roblox supports over 64 million monthly active players and has powered over 10 billion hours played since 2008. Roblox’s mission is to become the largest social platform for play, allowing kids of all ages to create fun, imaginative experiences for the entire world to enjoy. In 2017, Roblox was named to the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for the second consecutive year.  

    David graduated from Stanford University as a General Motors Scholar in Electrical Engineering. He currently resides in Portola Valley, California with his wife, Jan Ellison, and their four children.

     
  • Keith Lucas,

    Chief Technology Officer

    Keith Lucas,

    Chief Technology Officer

    Keith is the Chief Technology Officer at Roblox. Keith started his career at Roblox leading the engineering team. He currently oversees Product, Engineering, Operations, Analytics, and Design. Prior to Roblox, Keith served as Director of Product Development at Enfold, an early stage health-IT company, and as Director of Internet Technology at Progio, a mobile fitness coaching platform. Keith co-developed the physics engine at Knowledge Revolution, and became an engineering manager at MSC.Software after the acquisition.

    Keith holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Stanford University and a Masters in Public Policy from UC Berkeley.

  • Jennifer Hedding,

    Chief People Officer

    Jennifer Hedding,

    Chief People Officer

    Jennifer is the Chief People Officer at Roblox, where she is committed to building an innovative, high-performance company culture that attracts, retains, and inspires top level talent. A 20-year leader in strategically elevating the workplace experience, Hedding is known for successfully spearheading global business initiatives during times of hyper growth and transformation.

    In her previous role at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in California, she worked closely with leadership to restructure the company, integrate multiple acquisitions and successfully spin off two business units. Previously, Hedding held executive level leadership roles at Yahoo and Salesforce. Early career experiences were formed at Softbank, Excite@Home and Apple, where she honed her Recruitment, HR Operations and International expertise. Hedding is also a member of the Industry Advisory Committee at BetterWorks.

    Hedding received a B.S. from California State University, Northridge.

  • Craig Donato,

    Chief Business Officer

    Craig Donato,

    Chief Business Officer

    Craig is the Chief Business Officer at Roblox. He currently oversees Business Development and Developer Relations. Prior to Roblox, Craig led Business Development and Monetization at Nextdoor, a social network for neighborhoods. He also was the CEO and co-founder of Oodle, a local community marketplace that was acquired by QVC in 2012.

    Craig holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

  • Adam Miller,

    VP of Engineering, Client

    Adam Miller,

    VP of Engineering, Client

    Adam is the Vice President of Engineering, Technology at Roblox. He is responsible for the client team, Roblox Studio, and the mobile engineering team. Prior to Roblox, Adam served as Director of Engineering at Intertrust, developing digital rights management technology and directing development of an incubated startup. Previously, Adam created the MMO Star Sonata, acquired by Landauer Games.

    Adam holds a BS in Computer Science from Yale University.

  • Tami Bhaumik,

    VP of Marketing

    Tami Bhaumik,

    VP of Marketing

    Tami is the VP of Marketing at Roblox, bringing over 25 years of consumer and high tech marketing experience to the team. Tami is responsible for brand marketing, digital and social media efforts, public relations, and events. Tami has launched and been responsible for the growth of many start-ups, including Sling Media, Anki, Ooma, and Lyve Minds, and also comes with deep ad agency expertise at Saatchi & Saatchi and J. Walter Thompson. She’s passionate about growing companies that have disruptive technologies that enhance people’s day-to-day lives.

    Tami is a graduate of UC Berkeley.

  • Jared Shapiro,

    VP of Engineering, Platform

    Jared Shapiro,

    VP of Engineering, Platform

    Jared is the Vice President of Engineering for the Platform Team at Roblox, and is responsible for the web engineering team, core platform technology, the user-facing website, mobile applications, internal tools, platform APIs, and BI/Analytics infrastructure. Previously, Jared was VP of Engineering at Sonic Boom, an early leader in mobile games and personalization applications. After Sonic Boom, Jared led the central technology group at RockYou and was later VP of Engineering at Bitesize Networks.

    He holds BA and BFA degrees from New School University.

  • Matt Kaufman,

    VP of Product for Platform

    Matt Kaufman,

    VP of Product for Platform

    Matt is the VP of Product for Platform at Roblox. With over two decades of executive leadership experience building highly successful marketplace platforms, enterprise SaaS applications, and large-scale multiplayer games, he is responsible for directing the company’s overall strategic vision for discovery, monetization, international expansion, and kid safety. In his previous role at Crunchbase, he defined the company’s strategic vision, built partnerships, and assembled the team that executed a successful spinout from AOL.

    Kaufman also held various executive roles leading engineering and product management teams at companies including Oodle, edgeio, and There.com.

    He holds a BS in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from UC Davis and a MS in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech.

  • Grace Francisco,

    VP of Developer Relations

    Grace Francisco,

    VP of Developer Relations

    Grace is the VP of Developer Relations at Roblox. She is responsible for leading developer and educational programs and engaging with a growing community of 1.9 million developers to empower them across multiple platforms. A seasoned developer relations leader with over 12 years of experience, she has co-authored three patents and led worldwide developer initiatives at Microsoft, Intuit, and Atlassian. Prior to joining Roblox, she established Atlassian’s Global Developer Relations organization to nurture and expand their rapidly growing developer community. She is also a celebrated diversity advocate, establishing and driving diversity programs, including mentoring rings, at Microsoft and Atlassian.

    Grace graduated cum laude and holds a BBA in Business Management from Golden Gate University.

  • Dan Williams,

    VP of Corporate and Production Engineering

    Dan Williams,

    VP of Corporate and Production Engineering

    Dan is the VP of Corporate and Production Engineering at Roblox, leading the evolution of the company’s high-scale social platform infrastructure. Leveraging his twenty years of professional data center and networking experience, Williams is responsible for scaling Roblox’s global infrastructure to support a growing community of millions of players.

    Prior to joining Roblox, Williams held various senior leadership positions managing technology infrastructures at Dropbox, the San Francisco 49ers, and Facebook, where he played an instrumental role scaling the company’s growth from 10 million to 750 million monthly active users.

    Williams received his BS in Business Management from Menlo College. 

  • Remy Malan,

    VP of Customers

    Remy Malan,

    VP of Customers

    Remy is the VP of Customers at Roblox, overseeing Customer Service and Content Moderation. He brings over 25 years of leadership experience to the team, building high-performing customer-focused organizations. Remy was previously the Chief Customer Officer at SugarCRM, where he was instrumental in ensuring the success of its customers’ CRM implementations. He has also held other customer-facing executive roles at companies such as Teleplace, a 3D collaboration environment featuring user-generated content for education and training, and AOL Time Warner. Remy is passionate about creating great experiences for customers and finding new ways to engage with them.

    Remy received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

  • Scott Rubin,

    SVP of Business Development

    Scott Rubin,

    SVP of Business Development

    Scott is the Senior Vice President, Business Development at Roblox. He brings 15+ years of experience working in the digital entertainment and mobile industries, as well as 20+ years in the Internet and e-commerce industries. Prior to Roblox, Scott held various executive roles at Livescribe, Huawei, Namco Bandai, and SEGA. He spent much of his career at Namco Bandai, the largest entertainment company in Japan, building their North American mobile and digital games division.

  • Hans Gunawan,

    VP of Finance

    Hans Gunawan,

    VP of Finance

    Hans is the Vice President of Finance at Roblox, and is responsible for the FP&A and Accounting teams. Prior to Roblox, he was Director of Finance at SugarCRM and Skyline Solar. Hans grew up in South East Asia, is an avid gamer, and has an (underutilized) Advanced Open Water Diver certification from PADI.

    Hans holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

  • Christina Wootton,

    VP of Sales

    Christina Wootton,

    VP of Sales

    Christina is the Vice President of Sales at Roblox, overseeing digital advertising for the national sales team. Bringing more than a decade of sales experience in digital advertising and promotional marketing, she has worked closely with Fortune 500 companies creating successful kids advertising programs, as well as built strong relationships with Disney, Fox, Sony, and Universal Pictures. Prior to Roblox, she was the West Coast Sales Director at Stardoll Media partnering with brands such as Mattel and Disney Channel/XD on custom advertising programs to drive sales and tune-in.

    Christina graduated from California State University Long Beach.

  • Ari Staiman,

    General Counsel

    Ari Staiman,

    General Counsel

    Ari is an international e-commerce and global video game veteran, both on the business and legal sides, for 20+ years. He has lived, worked, and helped launch and run successful operations in Asia, Europe, Middle East, and the Americas.

    On the business side, he served as President of SEGA Amusement Works and SVP, General Manager of Borderfree (NASDAQ: BRDR) for its China and Ireland branches. On the legal side, he was global General Counsel of the SEGA group companies and Borderfree’s global General Counsel (looking over 220 countries, bringing them from startup, through IPO to acquisition).

    Ari is a graduate of UC Berkeley.

  • David Baszucki,

    Founder + CEO

    David Baszucki,

    Founder + CEO

    David Baszucki is the founder and CEO of Roblox. A pioneer in powering the imaginations of people around the world, David has helped champion millions of young and up-and-coming developers in the video game industry via the Roblox platform. His vision has given birth to a new genre of entertainment that seamlessly integrates user-generated content, social play, and the latest cross-platform technologies.  

    Today, Roblox supports over 64 million monthly active players and has powered over 10 billion hours played since 2008. Roblox’s mission is to become the largest social platform for play, allowing kids of all ages to create fun, imaginative experiences for the entire world to enjoy. In 2017, Roblox was named to the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for the second consecutive year.  

    David graduated from Stanford University as a General Motors Scholar in Electrical Engineering. He currently resides in Portola Valley, California with his wife, Jan Ellison, and their four children.

     
  • Keith Lucas,

    Chief Technology Officer

    Keith Lucas,

    Chief Technology Officer

    Keith is the Chief Technology Officer at Roblox. Keith started his career at Roblox leading the engineering team. He currently oversees Product, Engineering, Operations, Analytics, and Design. Prior to Roblox, Keith served as Director of Product Development at Enfold, an early stage health-IT company, and as Director of Internet Technology at Progio, a mobile fitness coaching platform. Keith co-developed the physics engine at Knowledge Revolution, and became an engineering manager at MSC.Software after the acquisition.

    Keith holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Stanford University and a Masters in Public Policy from UC Berkeley.

  • Jennifer Hedding,

    Chief People Officer

    Jennifer Hedding,

    Chief People Officer

    Jennifer is the Chief People Officer at Roblox, where she is committed to building an innovative, high-performance company culture that attracts, retains, and inspires top level talent. A 20-year leader in strategically elevating the workplace experience, Hedding is known for successfully spearheading global business initiatives during times of hyper growth and transformation.

    In her previous role at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in California, she worked closely with leadership to restructure the company, integrate multiple acquisitions and successfully spin off two business units. Previously, Hedding held executive level leadership roles at Yahoo and Salesforce. Early career experiences were formed at Softbank, Excite@Home and Apple, where she honed her Recruitment, HR Operations and International expertise. Hedding is also a member of the Industry Advisory Committee at BetterWorks.

    Hedding received a B.S. from California State University, Northridge.

  • Craig Donato,

    Chief Business Officer

    Craig Donato,

    Chief Business Officer

    Craig is the Chief Business Officer at Roblox. He currently oversees Business Development and Developer Relations. Prior to Roblox, Craig led Business Development and Monetization at Nextdoor, a social network for neighborhoods. He also was the CEO and co-founder of Oodle, a local community marketplace that was acquired by QVC in 2012.

    Craig holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

  • Adam Miller,

    VP of Engineering, Client

    Adam Miller,

    VP of Engineering, Client

    Adam is the Vice President of Engineering, Technology at Roblox. He is responsible for the client team, Roblox Studio, and the mobile engineering team. Prior to Roblox, Adam served as Director of Engineering at Intertrust, developing digital rights management technology and directing development of an incubated startup. Previously, Adam created the MMO Star Sonata, acquired by Landauer Games.

    Adam holds a BS in Computer Science from Yale University.

  • Tami Bhaumik,

    VP of Marketing

    Tami Bhaumik,

    VP of Marketing

    Tami is the VP of Marketing at Roblox, bringing over 25 years of consumer and high tech marketing experience to the team. Tami is responsible for brand marketing, digital and social media efforts, public relations, and events. Tami has launched and been responsible for the growth of many start-ups, including Sling Media, Anki, Ooma, and Lyve Minds, and also comes with deep ad agency expertise at Saatchi & Saatchi and J. Walter Thompson. She’s passionate about growing companies that have disruptive technologies that enhance people’s day-to-day lives.

    Tami is a graduate of UC Berkeley.

  • Jared Shapiro,

    VP of Engineering, Platform

    Jared Shapiro,

    VP of Engineering, Platform

    Jared is the Vice President of Engineering for the Platform Team at Roblox, and is responsible for the web engineering team, core platform technology, the user-facing website, mobile applications, internal tools, platform APIs, and BI/Analytics infrastructure. Previously, Jared was VP of Engineering at Sonic Boom, an early leader in mobile games and personalization applications. After Sonic Boom, Jared led the central technology group at RockYou and was later VP of Engineering at Bitesize Networks.

    He holds BA and BFA degrees from New School University.

  • Matt Kaufman,

    VP of Product for Platform

    Matt Kaufman,

    VP of Product for Platform

    Matt is the VP of Product for Platform at Roblox. With over two decades of executive leadership experience building highly successful marketplace platforms, enterprise SaaS applications, and large-scale multiplayer games, he is responsible for directing the company’s overall strategic vision for discovery, monetization, international expansion, and kid safety. In his previous role at Crunchbase, he defined the company’s strategic vision, built partnerships, and assembled the team that executed a successful spinout from AOL.

    Kaufman also held various executive roles leading engineering and product management teams at companies including Oodle, edgeio, and There.com.

    He holds a BS in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from UC Davis and a MS in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech.

  • Grace Francisco,

    VP of Developer Relations

    Grace Francisco,

    VP of Developer Relations

    Grace is the VP of Developer Relations at Roblox. She is responsible for leading developer and educational programs and engaging with a growing community of 1.9 million developers to empower them across multiple platforms. A seasoned developer relations leader with over 12 years of experience, she has co-authored three patents and led worldwide developer initiatives at Microsoft, Intuit, and Atlassian. Prior to joining Roblox, she established Atlassian’s Global Developer Relations organization to nurture and expand their rapidly growing developer community. She is also a celebrated diversity advocate, establishing and driving diversity programs, including mentoring rings, at Microsoft and Atlassian.

    Grace graduated cum laude and holds a BBA in Business Management from Golden Gate University.

  • Dan Williams,

    VP of Corporate and Production Engineering

    Dan Williams,

    VP of Corporate and Production Engineering

    Dan is the VP of Corporate and Production Engineering at Roblox, leading the evolution of the company’s high-scale social platform infrastructure. Leveraging his twenty years of professional data center and networking experience, Williams is responsible for scaling Roblox’s global infrastructure to support a growing community of millions of players.

    Prior to joining Roblox, Williams held various senior leadership positions managing technology infrastructures at Dropbox, the San Francisco 49ers, and Facebook, where he played an instrumental role scaling the company’s growth from 10 million to 750 million monthly active users.

    Williams received his BS in Business Management from Menlo College. 

  • Remy Malan,

    VP of Customers

    Remy Malan,

    VP of Customers

    Remy is the VP of Customers at Roblox, overseeing Customer Service and Content Moderation. He brings over 25 years of leadership experience to the team, building high-performing customer-focused organizations. Remy was previously the Chief Customer Officer at SugarCRM, where he was instrumental in ensuring the success of its customers’ CRM implementations. He has also held other customer-facing executive roles at companies such as Teleplace, a 3D collaboration environment featuring user-generated content for education and training, and AOL Time Warner. Remy is passionate about creating great experiences for customers and finding new ways to engage with them.

    Remy received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

  • Scott Rubin,

    SVP of Business Development

    Scott Rubin,

    SVP of Business Development

    Scott is the Senior Vice President, Business Development at Roblox. He brings 15+ years of experience working in the digital entertainment and mobile industries, as well as 20+ years in the Internet and e-commerce industries. Prior to Roblox, Scott held various executive roles at Livescribe, Huawei, Namco Bandai, and SEGA. He spent much of his career at Namco Bandai, the largest entertainment company in Japan, building their North American mobile and digital games division.

  • Hans Gunawan,

    VP of Finance

    Hans Gunawan,

    VP of Finance

    Hans is the Vice President of Finance at Roblox, and is responsible for the FP&A and Accounting teams. Prior to Roblox, he was Director of Finance at SugarCRM and Skyline Solar. Hans grew up in South East Asia, is an avid gamer, and has an (underutilized) Advanced Open Water Diver certification from PADI.

    Hans holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

  • Christina Wootton,

    VP of Sales

    Christina Wootton,

    VP of Sales

    Christina is the Vice President of Sales at Roblox, overseeing digital advertising for the national sales team. Bringing more than a decade of sales experience in digital advertising and promotional marketing, she has worked closely with Fortune 500 companies creating successful kids advertising programs, as well as built strong relationships with Disney, Fox, Sony, and Universal Pictures. Prior to Roblox, she was the West Coast Sales Director at Stardoll Media partnering with brands such as Mattel and Disney Channel/XD on custom advertising programs to drive sales and tune-in.

    Christina graduated from California State University Long Beach.

  • Ari Staiman,

    General Counsel

    Ari Staiman,

    General Counsel

    Ari is an international e-commerce and global video game veteran, both on the business and legal sides, for 20+ years. He has lived, worked, and helped launch and run successful operations in Asia, Europe, Middle East, and the Americas.

    On the business side, he served as President of SEGA Amusement Works and SVP, General Manager of Borderfree (NASDAQ: BRDR) for its China and Ireland branches. On the legal side, he was global General Counsel of the SEGA group companies and Borderfree’s global General Counsel (looking over 220 countries, bringing them from startup, through IPO to acquisition).

    Ari is a graduate of UC Berkeley.