President and CEO
BLUE PLANET SOFTWARE
Maya Rogers is President and CEO of Blue Planet Software, where she leads the worldwide business initiatives of the Tetris® brand. With a history that spans more than 30 years, Tetris is one of the leading and most distinctive video game brands and franchises in the world. Since 2007, Maya has led the worldwide business initiatives of the Tetris brand, including game development, global licensing, marketing, brand management, merchandising, and IP enforcement. Prior to heading Tetris, Maya steered cross-culturalization and development efforts for Tetris Online China, Sony Computer Entertainment America and American Honda.
Maya is also a Founding Partner of Blue Startups, Hawaiʻi’s first venture accelerator, which helps early stage startups accelerate their businesses with investments and mentoring. Since 2014, Blue Startups has invested in sixty-two companies, attracting over $60 million in follow-on funding. Blue Startups is currently ranked Top 20 accelerator in the U.S.
Maya currently serves on the boards of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, American Red Cross Hawaiʻi Chapter, Women’s Fund of Hawaiʻi and the Chamber of Commerce Hawaiʻi. She is also a national council member of the Tiffany Circle, a Red Cross women’s philanthropist organization, and member of the U.S.-Japan council, an educational organization that contributes to strengthening U.S. Japan relations.
Maya holds a BS in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and an Executive MBA from Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management.
Zebra Partners (on behalf of The Tetris Brand)
Andrea Piotraszewski, 206-910-7606, [email protected]
Beth Llewelyn, 206-406-5027, [email protected]