BKLYN Bit Labs is a game studio with over 35 years of combined development experience creating web and mobile monetization platforms across a number of industries currently focused on building outstanding mobile games that will draw their own audiences.
Dan Kellner, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Dan Kellner was named partner in 42 Solutions, LLC in 2007 acting as the Senior Interface Designer and Information Architect. He started his design career in the Creative Services & Marketing Department of the Marvel Entertainment Group while earning a B.A. in American History at Columbia University. Dan then joined Bullseye Art, Ltd. where he served as the Senior Flash Developer and won an ID Design Silver Medal as well as two Daytime Emmy Nominations for Achievement in Main Title Design. He is also an Olympian, captain of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Men’s Foil Team, a seven-time member of the U.S. National Fencing Team, the 2004 U.S. Men’s Foil National Champion and was formerly ranked 1st in the U.S. and 10th in the world.
Colin Ferm, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
Colin Ferm started his career during the 1990′s working on the Hot Coco website for the Contra Costa Times. He later went on to work at Wired, GovWorks (part of Startup.com) and TheStreet.com. Colin was a founding partner of 42 Solutions, LLC acting as the Senior Developer and Information Architect. Since helping found 42 Solutions, LLC in 2001, Colin has consulted at such diverse companies as Cablevision Systems Corporation, Klutz Toys and Edison Properties, LLC.
Aaron Kellner, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Business Development
Aaron Kellner most recently worked at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. as a Corporate Relations Analyst in the NYSE Designated Market Maker group providing situational advice and analytics to GS traders, interacting with listed clients regarding trading irregularities, and developing and editing pitch books for prospective issuers and transfers, which resulted in wins worth over $100 billion in aggregate market capitalization during 2010 – 2012. Before joining The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Aaron worked as an analyst at Founders Equity, a small- to mid-cap private equity firm, where he was primarily responsible for analyzing investment opportunities, conducting due diligence and analyzing portfolio company performance. He graduated summa cum laude from the Stern School of Business at New York University where he earned a B.S. in Finance and Marketing.
Michael Ricca, Creative Director
Michael Ricca was most recently an Art Director at Saatchi & Saatchi, overseeing and executing character design and animation, motion graphics, compositing, and effects for ad campaigns and commercials for Cheerios, Lenovo, GoGurt, Kix and others. Prior to Saatchi & Saatchi, Michael worked at Room 5 Films and Little Airplane Productions. He earned a B.F.A. in 2008 in Animation from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.