Leadership Team

Gabriel Leydon

Gabriel Leydon

CEO

Gabe Leydon launched Satori in 2017. In 2008, Gabe co-founded MZ, makers of global mobile hit games Game of War and Mobile Strike. Those games served as the proof of concept of, and were built on the first version of, the platform within Satori. Gabe was recently named as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2015 by Goldman Sachs at their fourth annual Builders + Innovators Summit and has authored 8 patents and co-authored 16 more.

Kristen Dumont

Kristen Dumont

COO

Kristen Dumont joined the executive leadership at MZ in 2015. Prior, she founded and led Goodwin Procter’s California employment law and trade secrets practice and was a Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. There, she focused on advising emerging technology startups, both private and public, in all stages and facets of growth, including company formation, retention and development of employees, strategic partnerships, M&A, and IPOs. Kristen was repeatedly recognized as a Northern California "Super Lawyer" and was named multiple times as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in California.

Tory Valenzuela

Tory Valenzuela

Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Tory was General Counsel of Cypress Semiconductor (CY), where she also advised Cypress's three privately-funded subsidiaries, including SunPower. Tory brings more than 15 years of experience advising public and private companies on a broad range of issues, including M&A, venture investments and IPOs, as well as, litigation, corporate law and the prosecution and monetization of IP portfolios. Prior to Cypress, Tory practiced at Clifford Chance US and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. In 2012, she was named a “Woman of Influence” by Silicon Valley Business Journal. Tory earned her law degree from Stanford Law School.

Francois Orsini

Francois Orsini

CTO

Francois Orsini is currently the Chief Technology Officer for Machine Zone's Satori business unit. Francois believed in the CEO, Gabriel Leydon’s vision and joined Machine Zone in January 2010 as Vice President of Platform Engineering and Chief Architect, bringing his expertise in building large-scale infrastructure and high-performance systems. From 2005 – 2010, Francois served as database architect and evangelist at Sun Microsystems. In addition, he has more than 20+ Years'​ experience in OLTP database systems, middleware and real-time infrastructure development at companies like Oracle, Sybase and Cloudscape. Francois also has extensive expertise in distributed data management systems, scalability, security, resource management, HA cluster solutions, soft real-time and connectivity services. He also collaborated with Visa International and Visa USA, to implement the first Visa Cash Virtual ATM for the internet and founded a VC-backed startup called Unikala in 1999. Francois holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and Computer Sciences from the Paris Institute of Technology.