- Michael Schutzler, Chief Executive Officer
- Garrett Link, Vice President Product & Community
- Karl da Gama Campos, Managing Director, International
- Julia Bonnheim, Director of Marketing
Michael Schutzler is a respected business leader with more than 25 years of proven operational success in the telecommunications, enterprise software, printing, and internet sectors. He has served as an angel investor for more than a dozen companies, many with successful exits, and is the author of an acclaimed book on leadership – Inspiring Excellence. Prior to Livemocha, Schutzler led the consulting firm CEOSherpa, where he served for three years as a CEO advisor and executive coach for startups and mid-sized companies in the financial, pharmaceutical, and technology industries.
Prior to CEOSherpa, he served as the senior executive at RealNetworks responsible for global marketing, advertising sales, and managing the worldwide games division. During his tenure, Schutzler expanded the casual games business internationally, growing revenues to over $100 million and establishing the company as a dominant player in the online gaming world. As senior vice president at Monster.com, he accelerated product development and transformed online marketing for the company’s billion-dollar business. Prior to that, Schutzler served as CEO of Classmates.com, the service recognized as one of the first social networking sites. He led the company from a small, struggling start-up to a nationally recognized brand and category leader with nearly $100 million in annual revenues. Earlier in his career, he served in sales management, product management, and engineering roles in several industries throughout the US, Asia, and the Middle East.
Garrett Link is a seasoned veteran of the games industry. Prior to Livemocha, Garrett was the General Manager for RealNetworks social gaming product line generating 24 million members in less than 18 months. In his ten years at Real, he served in a number of roles including business development, marketing, and product management in the Gamehouse Division. Garrett also managed the studio that launched dozens of award winning casual games including SuperCollapse, TextTwist, Scrabble, Uno, and many others.
Prior to RealNetworks, Garrett worked on Everquest at Sony Online Entertainment and the award winning Total Annihilation franchise at Atari/Humungous Entertainment.
Karl brings to Livemocha 20 years’ experience in international sales and business development, primarily in the technology space, having worked the spectrum of hardware, software and services. He is adept at managing and growing complex, transnational relationships with strategic and channel partners on all continents.
Prior to joining Livemocha, Karl was in a state government role responsible for helping small- and medium-sized technology companies from Washington State to expand their business internationally, as well as for attracting foreign direct investment into the state’s vibrant technology industries. His private sector experience, building multi-million dollar revenue streams, was with Jallatte S.A. (in France), and with Seattle-area companies Midisoft, Allied Telesis, Appian Graphics, and Glyph Language Services.
Karl has lived, worked and studied on four different continents. He is a graduate of the University of London and holds a pan-European MBA from ESCP Europe (Paris-Oxford-Berlin). His French is native-speaker level, and he is fluent in German, conversational in Spanish, and is now working on recovering his childhood language, Portuguese.
Julia Bonnheim brings to Livemocha experience in both the education and international travel industries, as well as deep knowledge of Livemocha itself. As one of Livemocha’s early employees, Julia spearheaded the development and marketing of many of Livemocha’s products, including the award-winning Active Course series, the full enterprise product suite, a complete re-launch of the homepage, and the launch of the Livemocha Classroom.
Prior to joining Livemocha, Julia was a Marketing Specialist for the educational lead generation company, All Star Directories. She also worked for Let’s Go Travel Guides where, as the Editor of Let’s Go: Greece, she managed an international research and editorial team and brought the eighth edition of the book to publication. Julia has also worked extensively as a private tutor and college counselor for both individuals and organizations.
Julia has a degree in History from Harvard University.