Our Team

Our Founders

David Guo

Co-Founder, CEO, Director

David Guo (Yaoqi Guo) brings over 25 years of software and game development, network security, UX, game theory and API design expertise to his role at WON INC.

David's passion for technology started when he was in high school at 1993, selling a multimedia management software system to GuangZhou Southern TV Corporation. In 1998 before he graduated university, David created the famed Skynet firewall, the most popular consumer firewall in China at the time with tens of millions of internet users protected by it. In 2004, he co-founded one of the largest virtual currency exchange platforms in the world, facilitating millions of transactions and generating hundreds of millions in value by 2005.

David has co-led the design, development and publishing of multiple products such as: Skynet Firewall (1998), MyIM (2000), Virtual Currency Exchange (2004) Evony: Age I (2009), Evony: Age II(2010), Tynon (2012), Digisocial (2012), Hi (2013), Heroes Charge (2015), Evony: The King's Return(2016) and Heroes Arena (2017).

Lu Lu

Co-Founder, Company Chairperson

Lu Lu brings over 10 years of serial entrepreneurship, creating multiple successful startups in the digital entertainment, instant messaging, publishing and high tech industries within the United States. Lu possesses a Bachelor of Design from Parsons School of Design.

Lu started her first company in 2009 and has been involved in leading and managing the design, development and publishing of high quality mobile and online applications such as: Evony: Age I (2009), Evony: Age II (2010), Tynon (2012), Digisocial (2012), Hi (2013), Heroes Charge (2015), Evony: The King’s Return (2016) and Heroes Arena (2017).

During her tenure as CEO over multiple companies, Lu has managed diverse teams with hundreds of developers globally reporting to her with a combined user base of hundreds of million users worldwide. Her published products have won a dozen awards within the industry such as Pocket Gamer's Top 50 Developer for 2015.

Engineering

Paul Herring, SSE

Paul helps build secure large-scale, scalable, massively distributed, fault-tolerant systems for WON. He ensures that WON's services, both internal and external, are secure by protecting system boundaries, keeping computer systems and network devices hardened against attacks and securing highly sensitive data.

Paul holds a MSc Computer Science/Information Security Degree from Capella University and CISM, PMP, AMA Project Management certifications. He also holds a patent establishing cold storage pools from aging memory.

Daywen Le, Cloud SRE Engineer

Daywen helps ensure sure that WON’s services, both internal and externally- visible systems have reliability, rock solid uptime to meet our users’ needs and quick improvement while being responsible for capacity, performance and scalability.

Daywen holds a MSc Computer Networking from Santa Clara University and an MBA from CALMAT.

Joshua Lee, Golang Engineer

Joshua combines software and systems engineering to build and run large-scale, scalable, massively distributed, fault-tolerant systems on the blockchain software we're creating. He sure that WON’s services, both internal and externally- visible systems have reliability, rock solid uptime to meet our users’ needs and quick improvement while being responsible for capacity, performance and scalability.

Joshua holds a BSc Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

Oleg Belenkii, Golang Engineer

Oleg combines software and systems engineering to build and run large-scale, scalable, massively distributed, fault-tolerant systems on the blockchain software we're creating. He ensures that WON’s services, both internal and externally- visible systems have reliability, rock solid uptime to meet our users’ needs and quick improvement while being responsible for capacity, performance and scalability.

Prior to WON, Oleg's experience brought him from Apple as their Sr. Software Developer (Tools) Data Center Automation team.

Oleg holds a MBA International Business (with honors) from the Interantional Management Institute in Geneva and a BA Engineering/Economics (with honors) from Lvov Polytechnical Institute in Ukraine.

Desislav Hristoskov, QA Software Engineer

Desi makes sure that WON’s services, both internal and externally- visible systems have reliability, rock solid uptime to meet our clients’ needs and quick improvement while being responsible for capacity, performance and scalability.

Desi holds a BSc Mathematics/Computer Science from Sofia University and is a Zend PHP 5 Certified Engineer.

Legal

Maria Tomlinson, Compliance Officer

Maria is responsible for managing the company’s successful entry into various markets within the US and internationally. She ensures WON’s regulatory and compliance activities are appropriate, supported and maintained, as well as being the key primary interface between WON and the various regulators on regulatory compliance matters.

Formerly, Maria brings several years of practical experience and financial services compliance knowledge in the areas of domestic and international legal, compliance and regulatory risk management. She has obtained and maintained Money Transmitter Licenses, nationally, from all US jurisdictions and lead legal strategy and compliance functions with major firms such as Skrill USA, Inc. where she served as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Interim CEO, World First USA Inc where she served as General Counsel and AML Officer. Maria also brings many years experience with a regulator and criminal prosecutor with her background as Compliance Examiner at NASD where she served as a member of the Special Investigations Unit and as Assistant District Attorney with Kings County District Attorney’s Office.

Maria is a JD from Brooklyn Law School, a Bachelor of Arts from St. John’s University as well as CAMS.

Joanne Bryant, Legal Counsel

Joanne works within compliance to define and drive optimal regulatory approaches across all of WON's relevant markets and leads in regulatory filings, communications, legal and compliance requirements to ensure WON is compliant and our end-users are protected. With Maria, she helps define, build and operate the compliance and legal departments including KYC, AML, OFAC, UDAAP and data privacy.

Joanne's legal experience spans from Bill.com, Spruce Finance, Perkins+Will, Olson Lemons and Ernst & Young Manila.

Joanne holds a Masters in Law from UC Berkely, JD from Ateneo de Manila University and a BS in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines. She's a member of the state bar of California, Integrated Bar of the Philippines and Queen's Bench.

Finance

Wesley Aozasa, Treasury

Wesley is responsible for leading and directing the fiscal functions of WON LLC in accordance with GAAP in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the cryptocurrency/blockchain and fintech industries. He ensures WON’s regulatory financial activities are supported and comply with regulatory requirements.

Formerly, Wesley served as Business Consultant and Interim CFO at Michael Toschi International, and senior treasury consultant across The Trade Desk Inc and HiFX, and Founder/President of FX Global Strategies.

Wesley has a Bachelor of Science (Economics) from University of California, San Diego and holds CTA II and CTP certifications.

People Operations

Julie Le, Human Resources Specialist

Julie is accountable for delivering excellent employee experiences for People Operations team on recruitment, HR, payroll, benefits, mobility, on-boarding and all other facets of HR. Julie strongly focuses on delivery of internal customer happiness, collaborates with leadership to develop effective communications, promotes morale and achieves company-wide goals while shepherding OKRs.

Julie is experience in working with international teams in different industries such as staffing, telecommunication and retails. Her focus at WON is to help our team continue expanding to grow a strong international team and to build a successful business globally.

Julie holds a BA in International Business from San Jose State University.

Cecilia Orantes, Human Resources

Cecilia helps develop, implement and lead HR initiatives and long-term plans aligned with company OKRs. Accountable for delivering excellent employee experiences for the team on recruitment and all other facets of People Operations. Cecilia implements and process to attract and hire talent by developing an ambitious and mission appropriate recruitment strategies.

Cecilia's experience working in Shanghai and Luxembourg helps our WON team grow on recruiting strong, effective teams of people with complementary skills that achieve fantastic results.

Cecilia holds a BA from Mills College and a MA International Business from Concordia University Irvine.

Project Management

Amy Brantley, Project Manager Head of PMO

Amy is in charge of schedules, budgets, resources and deliverables for projects as she monitors teams to make sure goals and objectives are being met kept. Her focus and goal is to keep WON running in an efficient and profitable manner, increase customer satisfaction, loyalty and retention and maintain standards to meet expectations of WON's services.

Amy's experience in project management spans from multiple companies like Frequentz, Vivo, Comcast, QWest and IBM.

Amy holds a MSS (International Affairs) from the University of Colorado, Project Manager Certification from Denver University and Project Management Professional and Certified Scrum Master certifications.