Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Liguori oversees the strategic vision and growth of EEDAR. He is responsible for EEDAR’s day-to-day operations as well as strategic and long term planning.
Mr. Liguori has operated in diverse roles across the video game industry for more than 15 years. His expertise spans both marketing and custom research methods, analytics, operations and strategic planning. His operational oversight leverages both vendor and client research expertise garnered from MTV/Viacom, The NPD Group, Sony Online Entertainment, iModerate and Electronic Arts.
Mr. Liguori has an MBA and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Dowling College.
Vice President, Data
As Vice President of Data, Mr. Matthys oversees all data governance and data information management activities for EEDAR. Mr. Matthys and his teams specialize in identifying, defining, and classifying features in emerging and core video game titles.
Under his oversight, EEDAR research and data efforts have become the gold standard in the video game industry with more than 200,000 products and over 150 million metadata elements created through hand curation. The high quality of data created and managed by his departments serve as the backbone of information systems and technology services utilized by leading retailers, publishers, and game developers across the video game industry.
Mr. Matthys has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of San Diego.
Vice President, Technology
As Vice President of Technology, Mr. Cabandong oversees IT and Software development for EEDAR. Mr. Cabandong's teams develop numerous software systems that support the video game industry ecosystem across a range of EEDAR services including analytics via GamePulse™, financial ETL and managed services, metadata supply for retailers and search engines, and all internal tools and systems utilized by the company in their research activities supporting over 200,000 products and 150 million unique metadata elements.
Mr. Cabandong is responsible for the architecture and implementation of all EEDAR's software and technology initiatives including controls related to EEDAR's SSAE16 audit compliance.
Mr. Cabandong has a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, San Diego.
Vice President, Insights & Analytics
As Vice President of Insights & Analytics at EEDAR, Patrick leads a team of data-driven game industry experts who consult with leading game companies to increase product quality, guide strategic decisions, and maximize efficiency and revenue using a broad range of quantitative and qualitative approaches across all verticals and platforms in the industry.
Patrick has given talks at conferences in the US, Europe, and Asia, including GDC and Casual Connect. He is responsible for giving on-site presentations to EEDAR clients, which includes all top publishers in the industry.
Patrick‘s expertise spans data analysis, research design, and behavioral psychology.
Mr. Walker has a B.A. in Psychology from Vanderbilt University and a Masters in Quantitative Methods from the University of California San Diego.
Mr. Short is a co-founder of EEDAR and currently serves on the Board of Directors.
Mr. Short has over 20 years of senior management experience in video-game industry start-up, early-growth, and Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Short is an active mentor of entrepreneurs and also serves on the Board of Directors for The Art Revolution, and the Board of Advisors for numerous game related companies and associations.
Mr. Short is author of ‘The Billion Dollar Paperclip’, and has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Mr. Zatkin is a co-founder of EEDAR and currently serves on the Board of Directors.
Mr. Zatkin has over 20 years of experience in video game development, tools, and analytics. Mr. Zatkin has served in senior design roles for numerous video game titles generating over $1 billion in combined revenue. In addition, Mr. Zatkin is a frequent contributor to industry development as a presenter at the Game Developers Conference, PAX, and various other conferences and collegiate game courses.
Mr. Zatkin has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Trinity College.