ABOUT MASTIFF

Mastiff is a publisher of fun, easy-to-pick-up-and-play games on all platforms including those from Nintendo, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc., Microsoft, PC, and online gaming. Founded in 2002, Mastiff is proud to have released games in virtually every genre including action, adventure, fighting, RPG, FPS, casual, and music.

Meet The Team

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Bill Swartz

President

Bill’s 35-year adventure in the video game business includes serving as a producer with Koei in Yokohama and then launching Koei America, serving as a senior VP at Activision, leading Activision Japan, and founding Mastiff. Nothing makes him happier than captivating and delighting players.

 

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Mika Hayashi

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Mika manages game development and Mastiff’s Japan office. Her motto: Always Forward. Always smile. She resides in Tokyo with her husband and their long-haired dog. She enjoys walking with dogs, skiing, playing wadaiko (Japanese drum), eating, and working at Mastiff! Recently, Mika started playing piano. And while she’s still leaning, she states that “it’s a great feeling when I hit a few right notes.” 😉

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Brian

Finance

If Mastiff was an RPG, Brian would both shopkeeper and part-time wizard. Brian handles Mastiff’s finances, accounting, and administrative matters. When he’s not crunching and slaying numbers, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three kids. He’s also quite the sports buff, with interests in college football and Premier League soccer. His favorite team is Chelsea. Watch out all you Manchester and Liverpool fans!

 

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David Bruno

Marketing & PR

Connoisseur of 80s pop culture, horror aficionado, and automotive enthusiast, David has over 16 years of gaming industry experience under his  hat. With a sharp eye for detail and an unparalleled zest for writing and creative design, David leads Mastiff’s Marketing and Public Relations.

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Yasuo

BIZ DEV

Born and raised in the Noto Peninsula, facing the beautiful Sea of Japan, Yasuo is a nature loving Japanese “ojisan” (an old guy). When he’s unable to revisit the beautiful beaches of his hometown, he enjoys singing bossa nova and playing the guitar. This multi-talented ojisan has been in the game industry for 35 years and has even composed music for a few games too.

 

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AARON KANEHL

ASSOC. PRODUCER

Super awesome bio coming soon. 

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dylan strehle

Marketing Assoc.

A video gamer, board gamer, CCG player, and tabletop RPG game master, Dylan is a self-described “Jack-of-all-Trades” and “Marketing Workhorse.” Got something that needs doing? If it is related to marketing or any of his hobbies listed above, Dylan’s your man.

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