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Board of Directors

Gary Hooper

Gary Hooper

Gary is currently vice president of software engineering at Western Digital, where he is responsible for application software. Prior to WD, he was co-founder and vice president of products for Catalyst Mobile, a music and entertainment services provider to operators and consumers in Asia.

Prior to Catalyst, Gary was vice president of engineering for Macromedia’s Mobile and Devices division, leading the engineering team since its inception in 2000. He created Flash Lite, the mobile version of the ubiquitous Flash Player and delivered FlashCast, a client-server push-data services system.

Gary also held various engineering management roles at Alias|Wavefront, where he delivered Maya, which was awarded an Oscar for Technical Achievement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2003.

Gary has a master’s degree in computer graphics from Cornell University, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

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Walter Luh

Walter is the CEO and co-founder of Corona Labs and the creator of Corona SDK.

Prior to Corona Labs, he led the Adobe Flash Lite engineering team. As Lead Architect, he achieved technical breakthroughs, pioneered advanced mobile research, and jump-started strategic relationships with Texas Instruments and Cisco. With over a decade of R&D experience, he has a proven track record of shipping successful products from mobile runtimes like Flash Lite to industry-standard desktop products such as Adobe Illustrator and Apple’s Final Cut Pro.

Walter holds an undergraduate degree in Physics from Swarthmore College, and a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University.

Salman Ullah

Salman Ullah

Salman co-founded Merus Capital in November 2007. Previously he was Vice President of Corporate Development at Google, where he spent three years managing a worldwide team responsible for all of Google’s acquisitions and investments. Prior to Google, he spent over seven years at Microsoft in several roles including General Manager of Corporate Strategy and Managing Director of Corporate Development.

Earlier in his career, he was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey in Chicago where he spent four years working in the technology and consumer goods sectors. He was also a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in physics at the University of Virginia and the University of Chicago.

He holds an undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Stanford University.