Russell is a professional poker player. He has earned a slew of poker accolades both online and in big live tournaments, most notably finishing in fourth place in the 2012 WSOP Main Event as well as making many final tables on the international scene. Russell graduated college with a degree in actuary science and took a job as an actuary until his WSOP Main Event run. After that, he quit to pursue poker. Russell is an avid player of chess and other games which he occasionally streams on Twitch.
Jesse is a professional poker player who has won some of the biggest games in Las Vegas. He is the 2012 WSOP Main Event runner-up as well as a World Poker Tour champion. As a child Jesse was obsessed with Magic: the Gathering, but due to location, he never had access to larger tournaments that may have satisfied his competitive drive in games. During his teens, he found poker, and it was there that his obsession with strategy and his competitiveness struck a balance. He’s been hooked ever since.
Shirin is a technology executive most well known for her work as a product lead of Google Calendar. She oversaw it from launch to becoming the #1 calendar application in the world. She has a bachelors of science degree in Computer Science from Brown University. She has appeared on two seasons of CBS TV show Survivor and more recently on Sequester, a webcast game show sharing qualities with Survivor and South Korea’s The Genius.
Kameron is the Senior UX Designer at a startup called Talentsky based in San Francisco and has been practicing UX design since 2015. He’s passionate about solving complex UX problems through research, rapid ideation and prototyping, and user testing to drive results. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Finance from the University of Central Florida and UX design certificate from CareerFoundry. Outside of work, he’s either leisurely traveling with his wife or surfing with friends in SoCal.
Tim is a technology enthusiast and engineering leader who most recently led the product engineering team at Asana. He has a track record of joining and advising early-stage companies to grow their product and teams into sustainable businesses that have become household names. Tim holds a bachelors of science degree in Computer Science from Cornell University, and is exactly the kind of person you’d want to play poker against.