Rebel Monkey Names Jeff Kesselman New CTO

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Project Darkstar inventor joins the impressive Rebel Monkey roster.

Rebel Monkey (TM), a New York entertainment company dedicated to enabling new kinds of immersive play for casual gamers, today announced the appointment of Jeff Kesselman as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

"We're delighted to have Jeff join our management team," said Rebel Monkey CEO Margaret Wallace. "As CTO, Jeff brings unparalleled experience and technical know-how to the company, allowing Rebel Monkey to deploy its forthcoming web-based gaming environment on a massive worldwide scale."

Kesselman's experience in the video games and multimedia industries spans over fifteen years. As the inventor of Sun Labs Project Darkstar, he spearheaded Sun's push into the online games market. He is co-author of the book "Java Platform Performance: Strategies and Tactics" and has spoken at numerous conferences on both performance tuning and Project Darkstar. In addition to Sun Labs, Kesselman held senior engineering positions at Total Entertainment Network and Crystal Dynamics.

"Rebel Monkey is breaking new ground by creating social environments that focus on entirely new kinds of gaming experiences," Jeff Kesselman, the new CTO at Rebel Monkey, said. "I look forward to joining the highly talented team at Rebel Monkey and to work toward accelerating the company's rapid growth toward market prominence."

Rebel Monkey has kept the specific details around its upcoming gaming environment under wraps. The addition of Kesselman to the Rebel Monkey management team brings an impressive background in multiplayer scaling, security and infrastructure to the stealth start-up.

Established in 2007, Rebel Monkey was co-founded by game industry luminaries Margaret Wallace and Nick Fortugno. In February 2008, the company announced that it raised $1 million in Series A financing from Redpoint Ventures, of Menlo Park, CA.

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