|U.C. Berkeley - Haas School of Business, MBA||2003|
|Management of Technology|
|Universidad Simon Bolivar, B.S. Electrical Engineering||1997|
Manuel Bronstein is VP of Consumer Network at Zynga. He currently oversees Zynga’s direct to consumer gaming network on mobile and web, including strategy, user experience, network growth, engagement, retention and monetization. Prior to his current role, Manuel held General Management and Product leadership roles for Farmville 1 and 2 and Zynga Poker.
He is also an active advisor to consumer tech companies and is currently working with ZocDoc, Voxy and Peapod Labs. Prior advisory engagements include Pixable (acquired by SingTel), PlaySpan (acquired by Visa) and SpeedDate.com
Before joining Zynga, Manuel was Director of Social Interactive Entertainment at Xbox LIVE, leading strategy, portfolio and business management for the Video & Music business, Apps, and New Interactive Entertainment Experiences for Xbox, including Netflix, LastFM, Facebook, Twitter and ESPN.
Prior to this role Bronstein launched “1 vs 100” on Xbox LIVE. He envisioned, pitched, secured funding and built a team to create the first ever programmatic, massively concurrent online game, service and platform on a video game console. “1 vs 100” was the first of this breed of new games to feature a live host, real prizes and daily fresh content. The game launched in June 2009 in US, Canada, UK, FR and DE to strong and positive press and consumer reviews, exceeding key performance metrics.
Manuel joined Microsoft as a product planner on Xbox 360 prior to the launch of the console. He later led the Xbox Incubation Team and served as a liaison between the Xbox organization and the startup and venture capital community.
Bronstein’s career started at P&G where he worked in their brand management team in Venezuela.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Manuel received a bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela and an MBA from U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business, where he worked on projects for AOL Music and Hewlett Packard in India. Over his career in tech he has contributed to more than 8 patent submissions. Manuel currently resides in Palo Alto with his wife and two sons.