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Jeffrey  Lapin

Jeffrey Lapin

WWTX, LLC
Manager
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Jeffrey Lapin, 58, is the President of Tech Coast Angels - Los Angeles.  He has invested in over 20 start up companies, and serves on many company boards.  He also advises several companies.

From May 2009 through December 2010, Mr. Lapin served as the Chief Executive Officer Atari, S.A., a French public company that develops and publishes online and boxed video games and related applications.

From January 2007 through April 2009,  Mr. Lapin served as a Director and Chief Executive Officer and President of RazorGator Interactive Group, an ecommerce company which sells secondary event tickets and related services.  RazorGator is a VC funded private company.

Mr. Lapin served as a private consultant to several companies from May 2004 through December 2006, including In-Fusio Group, Riverdeep, Ubisoft, Capcom, and Four Queens.
 
From November 2002 through May 2004, Mr. Lapin served as a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software (sales of $1.2 billion).

Mr. Lapin served as Vice Chairman of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), a developer and publisher of interactive software from October 1998 to November 2002, served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of THQ from August 2000 to November 2002, and served as a Director of THQ from April 1995 to November 2002 (sales of $600 million).

From July 1996 to October 1998, Mr. Lapin served as President of House of Blues Hospitality, Inc. and Executive Vice President of House of Blues Entertainment, Inc.

From May 1986 to June 1996, Mr. Lapin served in various executive capacities with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and its predecessors (NYSE: HOT), most recently from January 1995 to June 1996 as President and Chief Operating Officer, and From May 1991 to January 1995 as President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Prior to his employment at Starwood, Mr. Lapin was an attorney with Mitchell, Silberberg and Knupp in Los Angeles.  Mr. Lapin received a B.A. in economics from U.C.L.A., and a J.D. from Loyola Law School.   Mr. Lapin serves, and has served, as a Director of several for profit and nonprofit entities.

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