Alex Garden is co-founder and co-CEO of Zume Pizza, Inc., a San Francisco Bay-area company that is working to change the way the world eats. At Zume, Alex is responsible for corporate strategy, FP&A, and mentoring the company’s rapidly growing leadership teams. Since starting Zume in June 2015, he has also made contributions to the company’s manufacturing, R&D and mechanical engineering efforts.
From August 2015 to January 2016, Alex also served as an executive advisor at Airware, helping the CEO as well as the engineering and product teams on a wide range of projects.
Before that, he was president of Zynga Studios at Zynga, Inc., where his responsibilities included leadership of 1,400 employees across the company’s global operations. He led the CIO, CTO and Data Science organizations.
Prior to Zynga, Alex held positions at Microsoft Corp. Distinctive Software, Inc., Electronic Arts Canada and Radical Entertainment. He co-founded Relic Entertainment, Inc., and served at its CEO. He also founded iVALET Systems, Inc., and served at CEO of Nexon Publishing in North America.
As a lifelong entrepreneur, he has founded, sold or flamed out of start-ups in industrial robotics, medical imaging, packaged goods video games, online video games, parking management systems, linear media and advertising industries. He has more than 10 patents in his name.
Co-Founder and Co-CEO Zume Pizza, Inc.