Sam Rawstorne

Building at Humble Bundle

Bio

Passionate about improvement. Building at Humble Bundle.

Digital Distribution For Good -- Humble Bundle provides over 1.8 million customers with awesome pay-what-you-want sales of digital content. Fans name their price for groundbreaking video games, music, movies and eBooks, while supporting amazing charities. We’ve helped bring games to Mac, Linux, and Android when previously unavailable. We always put an emphasis on supporting developers and due to the generous contributions of bundle fans,

Work History

Jul 2012 present
Humble Bundle Building

Founded in May 2010 and based in San Francisco, Humble Bundle is the most consumer friendly way, to buy bundles of epic games and other content. Our customers pay whatever they want for our bundle content, then allocate how their payment is split between the content creators and charities. Our customers have spent over $60M with us, raising over $25M for amazing charities, like the Red Cross, Childs Play and EFF.

Aug 2011 Jul 2012
Idle Games Director Talent Acquisition

Building a strong team of experienced Engineers, BI Analysts, Data Scientists, Game Designers and Artists.

Founded in 2009 by Rick Thompson (Co-Founded Funzio & Playdom) & Jeff Hyman, with a $23 million investment from Signia Ventures.

Idle Games is the first truly social MMO game to hit Facebook.

Aug 2010 Jan 2012
Friendio.me Founder & CEO

www.friendio.me Start-up, matchmaking game currently in Facebook (FB).

Founder Creating and leading initiatives for social games, real time messaging, matchmaking, dating, mobile web and mobile apps. Leading data analytics research into game dynamics, matchmaking and online dating. Conceptualizing and creating specs for in game monetization (coupons, virtual goods, incentive programs, promotions ). Leading testing and iteration using analytics to determine feature priorities, areas for ongoing improvement, and effective in-game design and marketing strategies for improvement of key success metrics (active users, retention, etc.). Conducted customer and competitive analysis in mobile and web based social games, building strategies for how Friendio.me can continue to have an edge over competition. Developing social marketing plan, encompassing Twitter, FB(app & fan page), YouTube, blog and search to drive traffic.
Responsible for day-to-day execution of social media efforts for the brand. Developed blue print for cross platform mobile application. Re-engineered site for HTML5, making improvement and updating code based on change request by FB, such as eliminating all FBML code. Working side-by-side with developer, using Ruby on Rails, Ajax, Java, PHP, CSS and JavaScript to develop app for FB’s Open Graph. Driving UI design to fit mobile and FB canvas and resolving technical issues using github and other repositories.

Jan 2004 Jul 2006
Zudora Founder / Business Development Director

Start-up, job search engine displaying feeds from multiple job-boards

Backed by an angel investor. Oversaw design, user experience and software development of core search technology. Wrote business plan and calculated financial projections. Negotiated investment and merger talks with Ask Jeeves. Pitched to numerous VC companies and private investors. Led partnership discussions with major search players including Google and Yahoo. Responsible for leading PPC sales in the education and online university market, signed/negotiated terms with multiple online universities.

Jan 2002 Aug 2010
K2 Partnering Solutions Associate Partner Business Development

Managed full-cycle Enterprise Application recruitment for numerous accounts including Apple, HP, Pepsi, IBM and Accenture. Managing portfolio of domestic and international corporations, new business acquisition, prospecting, in-depth company profiling, service sales, presenting to C-level executives and team management. Alongside Partner I successfully launched the San Francisco, CA office, generating a turnover within 24 months of $9,000,000. Successfully setup K2’s Oracle (PeopleSoft) practice, today it stands as the second largest in the group. My core focus was across the Enterprise Application market of SAP, Oracle (PeopleSoft, JDE, Siebel) and BI. Hired, managed and launched multiple sales teams, mentoring staff to exceed monthly and quarterly goals. Extensive experience utilising social networking tools for sourcing both clients and candidates. Strong knowledge of corporate business operations and translating needs into business offerings. Successfully negotiated and assisted in composition of MSA and placement contracts, in conjunction with in-house legal counsel. I also negotiated alliances and 3rd party agreements. Implemented multiple processes for managing, sourcing, screening, submitting, referencing and tracking key resources.

Jul 1997 Feb 2001
FreeShop Founder / Business Development Director

Start-up rated UK’s top free Cloud based store

Lead the company in raising over $600,000 is angel investment.
Responsible for leading sales into the SME market, converting over two thousand traditional bricks and mortar companies into online businesses, resulting in award winning sites. Launched StoreXplore initiative that listed over a million products from our SME customer base. Handled a large portion of the daily office management. Hired and lead internal staff training in online sales and marketing. Successfully partnered with multiple advertising agency to assist them with their clients online commerce strategies. Built multiple back-end web solutions for clients including, Volkswagen, Land Rover and Dian Fossey.

Oct 1996 Dec 1997
Foundation for Youth Technology Director

Non profit - Discussion forum for globe youth

Attained endorsement and support from Prime Minister Tony Blair, NATO and the UK House of Lords. Reported directly to Chairman Lord Slyne, UK House of Lords. Developed strategy and technical specification for online youth symposium.

Jan 1996 Aug 1996
LEAP Live Education Art Projects Founder

First live web link, between children in the East and West.

Founder One day event linking school children in London and Budapest over a live web video link. Attained endorsement from local government, school authorities in both the UK and Hungry Sourced sponsorship and funding from Silicon Graphics, The George Soros Foundation, University College London and Friends of the Earth. Featured in publications and on the radio, including The Times and the BBC World Service.

Education

Jan 1992 Jan 1996
University of the Arts London
Jan 1978 Jan 1992
Michael Hall

Fields of Study

  • The Arts

Skills

  • Account Management
  • Business Development
  • Business Strategy
  • Client Relationship Building
  • CRM
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Game Development
  • Gaming
  • Mobile Games
  • Operations Management
  • Partner Recruitment
  • Recruiting
  • Sales Management
  • Social Media
  • Start-ups
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Talent Management
  • Technical Recruiting