Aun Taraseina

To use my 18 years of experience in the IT industry and challenge myself to help create the next big thing.

me@auntara.com

154/5 Prapoklao Rd., A. Prasing, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50200

Experience

Chief Operating Officer

Kiragames Co., Ltd. – Feb 2011 – Dec 2018

  • Responsible for supervising all the teams within the company.
  • Facilitate and negotiate Kiragames’s business deals and marketing strategies, increasing revenue by more than 400% to surpass a total of 1.5 million USD annually.
  • Sought out new partners and established Kiragames intellectual property in Japan, Korea, and China.
  • Oversaw the feature road map for all our IPs including UnblockMe, which was one of the most downloaded games of all time.

Google Developer Expert(Marketing)

Google – Jan 2016 – Jan 2019

  • A regular speaker for Google and Thai’s IT sector on marketing.
  • Mentor startups and IT companies on marketing strategies and plan to market.

Thailand Game Software Industry Association

Committee Member – Jan 2016 – Jan 2019

  • Mentor members on marketing and game development.
  • Assist in plans to push Thailand as a hub for game development.

Lead Game Developer

Mayan Games – Jan 2010 – Jan 2011

  • Worked on games for platforms such as Steam, Xbox live, iPhone, Windows, and OSX.

Lead Game Developer

Creative Kingdom – Jan 2008 – Dec 2009

  • Led a small team of 5 developers creating games to accompany Creative Kingdom’s television animated series.

Lead Game Developer

Chiangmai Digital Works – Jan 2007 – Dec 2007

  • Led a small team of 3 developers to work desktop games for Windows.

Game Developer

Chiangmai Digital Works – Jan 2004 – Dec 2006

  • Worked on games for feature phones and arcade systems.

Education

Chiangmai University

School of Economics – 2000 – 2004

  • Awarded with Academic Distinction Award.
  • Highest Entry score.
  • Second Honored

Strength

  • Analytical: I created a new business model for our game using data analysis of our users that increases our game revenue and popularity. It was later featured as a case study by Google.
  • Strategic Planner: After expanding our game globally, I focus our strategy on partnership in domestic publishing and brands to strategically expand our intellectual property.
  • Team leader: I build Kiragames from the ground up from 4 to 17 developers. Making it at one time the most established and successful game developer in SEA.
  • Excellent verbal communication: I have more than 30 public speaking events both internationally and locally. I can speak fluently in English and Thai.
  • Google Developer Expert: Invited to be a “GoogleDeveloperExpert” on Marketing from Google to educate other companies about marketing and game development.
  • Esport: 2nd place – StarcraftII – WESG 2020 -Thailand region

Years of Experience

Executive Skills

  • Strong Leadership skills

  • Critical thinker and Strategic Planner

  • Game Development Management

  • Game Publishing

  • Game Marketing and Monetization

Programing Skills

  • C++, C, C#, Objective-C

  • Java

  • Python