Tareq leads the financial operations at Mindshapes. Prior to Mindshapes, he was Finance Director at Playfish up to the company's acquisiton by Electronic Arts in November 2009 and was instrumental in managing the subsequent integration of the business. Before Playfish, he was VP Finance (EMEA) at Glu Mobile following the company's merger with Macrospace where he served as Finance Director. Previously he worked in Mergers and Acquisitions at Bear Stearns after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant at Arthur Andersen. Tareq holds a Bachelor's in Electronic Engineering from the University of Reading.