President and CEO
BLUE PLANET SOFTWARE
Maya Rogers is President and CEO of Blue Planet Software, the sole agent for the Tetris® brand. Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, Tetris is one of the leading and most distinctive video game brands and franchises in the world with hundreds of millions of products sold on more than 50 platforms, including more than 425 million paid mobile downloads, and billions of games played online per year. Rogers has spent the last seven years leading the Tetris brand’s worldwide business initiatives, and more than 11 years in the video game industry, spanning her time in Japan, China and the U.S.
Prior to Tetris, Rogers held management roles with Sony Computer Entertainment America, where she steered localization efforts for games such as the Gran Turismo and Hot Shots Golf franchises. Rogers began her career working with cars at American Honda before making the switch over to working on virtual cars at SCEA.
In 2012, Rogers co-founded Blue Startups, Hawaii’s first venture accelerator that helps early stage startups with investments and mentoring. Fifteen companies have gone through the Blue Startups program and received capital from the Blue Ventures Fund, and have attracted approximately $4 million in funding. Rogers also helps manage Avatar Reality, developer of the Blue Mars 3D virtual world and iOS app, which enables artists and developers to create and distribute amazing interactive 3D experiences with unparalleled interaction, fidelity, scalability, security and connectivity to global audiences.
Rogers is a board member with the American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter, and is a member of the Tiffany Circle Society of Women Leaders, a national Red Cross program comprised of women leaders and philanthropists who dedicate their time and talents to support community Red Cross efforts. Rogers is also actively involved in eGlobal Family, an organization that links orphaned and vulnerable children in developing countries to compassionate and responsible supporters. A supporter herself, Rogers has an adopted daughter from Cambodia.
Rogers grew up in Japan and the US, and currently resides in Hawaii. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an MBA from Pepperdine University.