Board of Directors
Anton Gauffin, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Anton Gauffin is a founder, Chief Executive Officer and President of Huuuge Inc. He started his professional career in 2000 in the telecommunication company operating mostly in Finland and in Estonia, called Elisa. In 2002, he founded Gamelion, a mobile gaming company, which he sold in 2007, reacquired in 2014 and rebranded to Huuuge in 2015. From 2009 to 2012, he was also the president of BLStream Inc. He is also a founder of several companies in Finland, Poland and Silicon Valley. Anton studied economics and information science at the Jyväskylä University.
Rod Cousens, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Rod Cousens is a leading games industry executive and is currently a Senior Advisor at The Raine Group. Prior to joining The Raine Group, Rod was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jagex Games Studio. Before his time at Jagex, Rod was CEO of Codemasters. Prior to Codemasters, Rod was COO and latterly CEO of international publisher Acclaim Entertainment. Rod began his career in gaming industry in 1981 with the founding of games publisher Quicksilva. He went on to become UK Managing Director and later President International of Activision, now one of the largest publishers in the global video games industry. Rod Cousens graduated from Barton Peveril College, Brunel University London and he completed executive business management courses at Stanford Business School San Francisco.
Henric Suuronen, Non-executive director
Henric Suuronen is a founding partner of Play Ventures. He previously co-founded Nonstop Games, which was acquired by King in 2014. He has over 15 years of experience in the mobile gaming industry. Before co-founding Nonstop Games, he was Product Management Director at Digital Chocolate and Head of Studio at Wooga. After King’s acquisition of Nonstop Games, he served as Senior Creative Director at King. In recent years, he has also been an active investor in the gaming market and his investments have included developers such as Traplight Games, Futureplay Games, Matchmade, Omniata and Data Tiger. Henric Suuronen graduated from Abo Akademi (Master of Science), where he majored in software engineering (Technology) and international marketing and information systems (Business). In addition to serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company, Henric Suuronen acts in the capacity of strategic advisor to the Company and is one of the Company’s investors.
John Salter, Non-executive director
John Salter is a co-founder and partner of The Raine Group. He is responsible for The Raine Group’s digital media and gaming practice. Prior to The Raine Group, he was Global Head of Digital Media at UBS Investment Bank where he worked for over eight years in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group in San Francisco. Prior to UBS, he worked in the Internet and New Media group at Volpe, Brown, Whelan & Co. in San Francisco. While at The Raine Group, he has worked on a variety of advisory assignments, including raising USD 3.0 billion for Epic Games’ in two transactions, the sale of Playtika (a unit of Caesars Interactive) to a consortium led by Shanghai Giant Network Technology, SoftBank’s sale of its majority stake in Supercell to Tencent, the sale of Double Down Interactive (a unit of International Game Technology) to an aﬃliate of DoubleU Games, Legendary Entertainment’s sale to Wanda and SoftBank’s investments in Legendary Entertainment and Supercell, among other transactions. He is on the board of directors of DraftKings, Zumba Fitness, Huuuge, and Beachbody, all Raine portfolio companies. He has a B.A. in economics from Stanford University.
Krzysztof Kaczmarczyk, Non-executive director, independent
Krzysztof Kaczmarczyk is an independent member of supervisory boards of companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He has gained over 15 years of supervisory experience sitting on the supervisory boards of more than 30 companies. Simultaneously, he served as a member or chairman of audit committees of more than 20 companies listed on the WSE. In 1999-2008, he worked for Deutsche Bank in Poland, where he served as Deputy Director of the Stock Market Analysis Department and Stock Market Analyst for the Central and Eastern European Region. From 2008 to 2010, he held various management positions within the TP Group (Orange)n. In 2010-2011, he worked for the Swiss investment bank Credit Suisse in Poland. In 2012-2015, he held the position of vice-president of the Management Board for Strategy and Business Development in Emitel, a leading terrestrial radio and television network operator in Poland. From 2016 to 2019, he worked as strategy advisor to the Management Board of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. (leading mining company in the world). A graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics with a degree in finance and accounting.
Tom Jacobsson, Non-executive director, independent
Tom Jacobsson is a veteran digital business entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in helping products and businesses succeed through winning culture, design thinking, lean start-up philosophy and agile development. In previous roles, Tom built global infrastructure products and mobile technology as 3G System Program Manager for Nokia, ran Nokia's mobile chipset strategy and planning from single source vendor to multi-source, acted as a turnaround CEO for small and midsize digital companies and worked with companies on public listings. Presently, he is the CEO of Dunning, Kruger & Associates, a full-stack digital product company which he co-founded in 2017 and which was recently acquired by the North Alliance.