President & CEO @ Blue Planet Software, Inc. - Agent of the Tetris® brand
Partner @ Blue Startups LLC
Director of Business Development @ Blue Planet Software, Inc.
Maya Rogers is President and CEO of Blue Planet Software, the sole agent for the Tetris® brand. With a history that spans more than 30 years, Tetris is one of the leading and most distinctive video game brands and franchises in the world. Rogers has spent the last eight years leading the Tetris brand’s worldwide business initiatives,
Maya Rogers is President and CEO of Blue Planet Software, the sole agent for the Tetris® brand. With a history that spans more than 30 years, Tetris is one of the leading and most distinctive video game brands and franchises in the world. Rogers has spent the last eight years leading the Tetris brand’s worldwide business initiatives, and has more than 12 years of experience in the video game industry in Japan, China and the U.S. Prior to Tetris, Rogers steered cross culturalization and development efforts with Sony Computer Entertainment America and American Honda.
In 2012, Rogers co-founded Blue Startups, Hawaii’s first venture accelerator that helps early stage startups with investments and mentoring. Forty companies have gone through the Blue Startups program and have attracted approximately $20 million in follow-in funding to date. In 2015, Blue Startups placed #17 in TechCrunch’s annual ranking of top US accelerators. Rogers also is a Partner of the investment arm, Blue Ventures.
Rogers is a board member with the American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, and is a national council member of the Tiffany Circle Society of Women Leaders. Rogers also serves as an advisory board member of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, a national resource for discovering the consequence and complexity of the Asian Pacific American experience – and a creative leader in rethinking museums in the digital age. She is also actively involved in eGlobal Family, an organization that links orphaned and vulnerable children in developing countries to compassionate and responsible supporters.
In March 2015, Rogers was awarded “20 for the Next 20” recognition by Hawaii Business Magazine as one of 20 emerging leaders who have made major contributions to the state of Hawaii.
Rogers, a Dutch national, grew up in Japan and the US, and currently resides in Hawaii. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
President & CEO @ The Tetris® brand is one of the leading and most distinctive video game brands and franchises in the world with over 425 million paid mobile downloads, and over a billion games played online per year. In the game’s 30 year history, hundreds of millions of players have experienced the Tetris Effect. Tetris is loved globally by people of all ages and all cultures. Partnered with Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Sega, and Hasbro, the Tetris game continues to be one of the most widely recognized video games of all time. Tetris Holding, LLC is the owner of Tetris rights worldwide and The Tetris Company, LLC is its exclusive licensee. For the latest information about the Tetris brand and Tetris products, please visithttp://www.Tetris.com.
Tetris Holding, LLC is the owner of Tetris rights worldwide and The Tetris Company, LLC is its exclusive licensee. Blue Planet Software, Inc. is the sole agent for The Tetris Company, LLC. From 2014 to Present (1 year) Honolulu, HIPartner/Business Development @ Blue Startups is Hawaii's first venture accelerator that will create new high growth business opportunities and stimulate economic growth in Hawaii by providing promising entrepreneurs with key ingredients for success: seed funding, mentorship, access to business expertise, product testing, peer review, pitch development, and introductions to investors. From May 2012 to Present (3 years 6 months) Honolulu, HIDirector of Business Development @ From 2009 to 2013 (4 years) Honolulu, HIDirector of Business Development @ From 2007 to 2009 (2 years) Los Angeles, California and Shanghai, ChinaLocalization Producer @ From 2003 to 2007 (4 years) Santa Monica, California USALogistics Analyst @ From 2001 to 2003 (2 years) Torrance, CA
Executive MBA @ Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management From 2007 to 2009 B.S. @ Pepperdine University From 1996 to 2000 Maya Rogers is skilled in: Project Management, Brand Management, Japanese culture, Social Media Marketing, Marketing Management, Market Analysis, Business Development, Business Strategy, Brand Licensing, Localization, Video Games, Monetization, Venture Capital, Strategic Partnerships, Mobile Games, Start-ups, Competitive Analysis, Entrepreneurship, Product Management, Marketing, Mobile Devices, Strategy, Social Games, Management, Product Marketing, Game Design, Online Gaming, Casual Games, Digital Distribution, Game Development, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Applications
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