A social media entrepreneur and pioneer in online gaming, Mike Sego was previously the CEO at Gaia Online and led the company’s expansion into social games, including Monster Galaxy, the most popular RPG on Facebook on 2011 (peaking at 15M MAU). Mike was Chief Product Officer at Gaia for six months prior to assuming the CEO role.
Prior to Gaia, Mike was the creator and developer of (fluff)Friends, the first Facebook game to monetize with virtual currency, which he sold to Social Gaming Network in August 2008.
Previously, Mike served as the Technical Lead for Gmail, and prior to his role at Google, Mike was a software engineer at Electronic Arts on The Sims Online. Mike attended Stanford University, where he earned a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science, with a focus on Human Computer Interaction.