Shiraz Akmal – Founder and Managing Director GCube Ventures. Mr. Akmal co-founded the General Partnership after parting from THQ as Vice President of Operations.
At THQ, Mr. Akmal managed more than 500 staff who comprised the central divisions of THQ’s product development organization including the outsourcing division (XDG), Motion Capture, Quality Assurance, Localization, Customer Service, Music, Engineering and Voice and Sound.
In his role as founder of THQ XDG, his team was instrumental in streamlining and growing the company’s global product development capabilities through outsourcing and expanding THQ’s footprint into Asia with establishing THQ's headquarters in China.
In addition to his nine years as an executive at THQ, Mr. Akmal brings 20 years of creative, technical, and operational experience to GCube. Mr. Akmal directing a string of multi million selling video game titles including Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob Square Pants, and Warner’s Scooby-Doo! He was also involved in programming several genre-defining products such as, You Don’t Know Jack, The Netshow and the After Dark screen saver. His first video game was published at age 17.