Brett G. Durrett, Chief Executive Officer
Brett (avatar "Brett") joined IMVU in August 2005 as Vice President of Operations. In 2008 he became responsible for all technical functions in the company and served as Senior Vice President Engineering & Operations. Prior to IMVU, Brett was General Manager for the virtual world at There.com, after serving as its Director of Engineering and later as its VP of Operations. Prior to There.com, Brett co-founded and was CEO of Asylum Entertainment, a game development company. Brett led Asylum to develop 20 game titles over a 5-year period before selling the company to a software publisher.
Brett started his professional life programming video games for PCs and consoles before he was of legal age to sign a contract.
When he gets out of the office, Brett likes spending time with his kids and working on what seems to be an endless renovation of his 100-year-old house.
Kevin Henshaw, Chief Operating Officer
Kevin (avatar "Ahojthere") joined IMVU in July 2007 as Director of International Business Development. Prior to IMVU, Kevin spent over a decade with Adobe Systems, where he held a variety of sales, sales operations and product development roles. While based in Asia with Adobe, Kevin opened the company's offices in Hong Kong, Taipei and Beijing. Later he moved to Sydney, Australia where he held an Asia-Pacific wide sales management role. While in Hong Kong, Kevin also served as the Asia sales manager for a relational database firm, and he spent several years with an IT consulting firm (acquired by Gartner).
Kevin earned a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology, with Honours, from Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
When not obsessing over his avatar's looks, Kevin loves to explore California with his two young sons. Kevin is also an avid hockey player, and he can frequently be found out of position - and out of breath - on ice rinks around the Bay Area.
Pamela Kelly, Senior Vice President of Marketing
Pamela (avatar "Pammie") joined IMVU in January of 2015 as the SVP of Marketing. In her role, she is in charge of further expanding the IMVU 3D, avatar-based, social network across mobile and desktop platforms. Prior to IMVU, Pamela served as the VP of Global Marketing & eCommerce for Speck Products where she drove the repositioning and launch of the Speck brand, preparing it for acquisition by Samsonite in May 2014. A gaming and film industry veteran, she is a recipient of the Advertising Age's Top 100 for innovation in Marketing. Pamela served as VP of Global Marketing at EA redefining The Sims business, as well as a variety of executive roles for LeapFrog, Mattel, SEGA, and New Line Cinema. Additionally, she has been honored for her passion and dedication for pioneering the computer software industry appealing to and empowering young women.
Pamela earned her B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In her free time, she designs floral landscapes for her gardens in Menlo Park and Tahoe and creates custom jewelry with her twin daughters. Pamela is also a sports fanatic and is frequently found on the tennis courts or cheering courtside for the Golden State Warriors.
Morgan Tucker, Vice President of Product
Morgan (avatar "MorganCF") joined IMVU in February of 2012 and quickly ascended through the ranks of design and product management. He has devoted his life to the pursuit of creative excellence, with more than 15 years of experience designing cutting-edge consumer products. Prior to IMVU, Morgan held a series of design management roles and led creative departments to success at startups including WIMM Labs, Roku, Skypop and Akimbo. He is an inventor on multiple design patents.
In his personal time, Morgan writes music and performs in multiple bands. He founded and runs a record label, where he has served as a producer for several releases. Additionally, he has provided music, sound design and audio post production for several films and video games.
Peter Reeves, Vice President of Engineering
Peter (avatar "preeves") joined IMVU in January of 2015 as the Director of Mobile Engineering. A 27-year veteran in software development and engineering management, his success in overseeing the development of Android and IOS products quickly earned him a promotion to the Vice President of Engineering. Prior to IMVU, Peter served a variety of management and executive roles where he led engineering departments for small startups and publicly traded companies to success. Past endeavors include companies such as NetObjects, Ventro, Akimbo, and Barnes & Noble Yuzu. In addition to his management roles, Peter founded a number of startups where he demonstrated expertise in engineering management and software development for smartphones, web, and desktop applications.
When Peter is not hard at work, he's an avid motorcycle enthusiast and traveler. During his adventures, his motorcycle has enabled unparalleled experiences in all 50 states.
Mike Smith, Vice President of People and Talent
Mike (avatar "smithtahoe") joined IMVU in December 2009 as Senior Director of People and Talent. Mike now leads all human resources, staffing and facilities at IMVU. Prior to IMVU, Mike held global staffing and HR roles with WebEx, Cisco Systems, Google, Tesla Motors and Tonic. Prior to running internal corporate staffing and HR functions, Mike held a vice president role in the executive and engineering search space with Modis (now Adecco) growing its largest region ($110 million) from 1998-2004. Previously, Mike launched his own consulting company, and clients included Amazon.com, Facebook, and Netflix. At IMVU, Mike helped create such a positive culture that the company was selected as one of the Best Places to Work in The Bay Area by the San Francisco Business times in both 2010 and 2011.
Mike completed his studies in International Business from San Diego State University. Mike is a member of the Northern California Human Resource Association (NCHRA).
When out of the office, Mike can be found vacationing in Tahoe City, playing soccer on one of three different local teams, or attending San Francisco Giants or 49ers games with his wife and three children.
Jon Watte, Vice President of Technology
Jon (avatar "jwatte") joined IMVU in 2009 as a technical director. Previously, Jon was Chief Technology Officer of virtual world platform Forterra System, providing technical direction to the engineering team as well as strategic direction to the entire company. Prior to joining Forterra, Jon was Engineering Director at Be Incorporated with overall responsibility for architecture and delivery of the BeOS media, data translation, and selected kernel subsystems.
Jon has a broad experience in virtual worlds and their application to the real world, and is a frequent contributor to industry fora and publications in the area. He currently lives in Redwood City, California, with his wife and three children.