I’m a Product Manager with 10+ years of digital game development experience.   I have released titles on almost every platform from Xbox to iPhone. For the past 6 years I have specialized in Mobile Games, with a focus on business strategy, monetization, and live events managment.  Major partners I’ve worked with in the past include: Zynga, Ubisoft, Midway, Cartoon Network, Jack Daniels, Starbucks, and Lionsgate.

I also produced a feature length documentary, Barista, that was distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films.

You can check out my full RESUME and the list of GAMES I’VE WORKED ON.

I am available for speaking engagements, consulting in digital strategy, and business development. Industry panels and conventions I’ve spoken at include Comic-Con, the Digital Hollywood Summit, and Anime Banzai.  I’ve also been a guest on multiple gaming podcasts and for the LA School district on becoming a game designer.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any development or speaking needs.

I recieved my MBA from USC Marshall with a focus on technology and entertainment, and my undergrad at Pomona College. I was also the Academy of Interactive Arts and Science Mark Beaumont Scholarship Award Winner in 2016.


chris.kao [AT] gmail [DOT] com

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Chris,

    I would like to discuss the design and development of an iOS game.

    Please email me your contact info and I’ll connect with you shortly.

    Many thanks,

  2. Hi Christopher,

    I’m Minnie and I work in the content team at NOWNESS.

    I just watched the trailer for ‘Barista,’ and it looks amazing, congratulations!

    I was wondering whether you had any footage/screeners that we could have a look at to potentially feature on our site?

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    I look forward to hearing back from you!

    All the Best,


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