Jason Carl Partner, CEO, Ventrue Jason has been managing game projects and properties for a couple of decades: at Wizards of the Coast, Microsoft Game Studios, and Wunderman Digital Marketing. He’s also been a contributing writer to Mind’s Eye Theatre books including Laws of the Night Revised, Laws of the Night Camarilla Guide, and Laws of the Hunt, as well as Dungeons & Dragons Third Edition. Although he oversees company management and operations for the By Night Studios team, there is no truth to the rumor that he has approved a new Brujah clan flaw that requires the aid of an inflatable [redacted by the Ventrue Council].

Jason Carl

Partner, CEO, Ventrue

Jason has been managing game projects and properties for a couple of decades: at Wizards of the Coast, Microsoft Game Studios, and Wunderman Digital Marketing. He’s also been a contributing writer to Mind’s Eye Theatre books including Laws of the Night Revised, Laws of the Night Camarilla Guide, and Laws of the Hunt, as well as Dungeons & Dragons Third Edition. Although he oversees company management and operations for the By Night Studios team, there is no truth to the rumor that he has approved a new Brujah clan flaw that requires the aid of an inflatable [redacted by the Ventrue Council].

Elissa Ayadi Partner, Marketing, Brujah Elissa is an award-winning digital strategist. Her focus is entertainment; be it in the recording studio with bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Linkin Park and Slayer; on the road at Warped Tour, Bamboozle, and Ozzfest; or online with Hugh Jackman, Black Sabbath, Steve Aoki, and more. She has a deep history in gaming, overseeing the social brands for Machinima and Xbox, among others. She also currently is the butt of every “hardy har har Brujah” joke at By Night Studios and is thiiiiiiiiis close to frenzy.

Elissa Ayadi

Partner, Marketing, Brujah

Elissa is an award-winning digital strategist. Her focus is entertainment; be it in the recording studio with bands such as Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Linkin Park and Slayer; on the road at Warped Tour, Bamboozle, and Ozzfest; or online with Hugh Jackman, Black Sabbath, Steve Aoki, and more. She has a deep history in gaming, overseeing the social brands for Machinima and Xbox, among others. She also currently is the butt of every “hardy har har Brujah” joke at By Night Studios and is thiiiiiiiiis close to frenzy.

Ric Connely Partner, Events, Fianna Ric Connely is an event organizer and content creator with nearly 15 years’ experience across multiple media streams. Working as both a professional wrestler and a story writer, Ric was responsible for performing and generating content for live events (from 500 to 20,000 attendees), a weekly syndicated television series, and pay-per-view broadcasts. He’s directly managed some of the largest Mind’s Eye Theatre fan events over the last decade, and is an active freelance author in the RPG industry.  

Ric Connely

Partner, Events, Fianna

Ric Connely is an event organizer and content creator with nearly 15 years’ experience across multiple media streams. Working as both a professional wrestler and a story writer, Ric was responsible for performing and generating content for live events (from 500 to 20,000 attendees), a weekly syndicated television series, and pay-per-view broadcasts. He’s directly managed some of the largest Mind’s Eye Theatre fan events over the last decade, and is an active freelance author in the RPG industry.

 

 
Robert "Bob" Ellis, Jr. Partner, General Counsel, Caitiff Savvy entrepreneur and talented litigator combining 15 years’ achievement in diverse areas of jurisprudence with a demonstrated track record of success driving business development and revenue growth in startup environments. Highly visible community leader with 7 years’ experience as New Orleans’ Deputy City Attorney. Seasoned and outcome-oriented leader with proven business acumen who utilizes broad-scope legal expertise to analyze regulatory framework and create business growth strategies that impact the bottom line. Bob enjoyed the privilege of formally welcoming The Grand Masquerade convention to New Orleans, Louisiana in 2010.

Robert "Bob" Ellis, Jr.

Partner, General Counsel, Caitiff

Savvy entrepreneur and talented litigator combining 15 years’ achievement in diverse areas of jurisprudence with a demonstrated track record of success driving business development and revenue growth in startup environments. Highly visible community leader with 7 years’ experience as New Orleans’ Deputy City Attorney. Seasoned and outcome-oriented leader with proven business acumen who utilizes broad-scope legal expertise to analyze regulatory framework and create business growth strategies that impact the bottom line. Bob enjoyed the privilege of formally welcoming The Grand Masquerade convention to New Orleans, Louisiana in 2010.

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The newest member of our executive, Jeff joined us primarily to ensure that there is Silverfang oversight on these pesky Vampires, as Gaia intended. Additionally he'll be a Business Developer, focusing merchandising, convention retail sales, fulfillment, and new sales channels. Jeff brings with him nearly a decade of retail sales and management experience. A contributing writer on Mind's Eye Theatre products such as MET: Werewolf the Apocalypse and Pickering Lythe, he has also worked on World of Darkness properties with Onyx Path Publishing, and on Shadowrun by Catalyst Game labs.

Jennifer "Loopy" Smith Lead Editor Jen works as the Publications Manager for a legal bar association, serving as managing editor for a law magazine and as project manager for a variety of legal reference manuals – she knows a little something about making sure rules read correctly on a page. She also has 15 years of publishing and corporate communications experience, and has edited books and magazines on a wide variety of topics, including home remodeling, fine jewelry, nutrition science and much more. Her role at By Night Studios is to ensure that “Page XX” never, ever makes an appearance!

Jennifer "Loopy" Smith

Lead Editor

Jen works as the Publications Manager for a legal bar association, serving as managing editor for a law magazine and as project manager for a variety of legal reference manuals – she knows a little something about making sure rules read correctly on a page. She also has 15 years of publishing and corporate communications experience, and has edited books and magazines on a wide variety of topics, including home remodeling, fine jewelry, nutrition science and much more. Her role at By Night Studios is to ensure that “Page XX” never, ever makes an appearance!

Jason Andrew Developer Jason has been a contributing writer to such RPGs as Call of Cthulhu, Shadowrun, and Vampire: The Masquerade. His most recent projects include Hunters Hunted 2, Anarchs Unbound, Blood Rites (The Onyx Path) and Atomic Age Cthulhu: Terrifying Tales of the Mythos Menace (Chaosium). His fiction has appeared in Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic SF (Harper Collins), Frontier Cthulhu: Ancient Horrors in the New World (Chaosium), and IN SITU (Dagan Books). In 2011, his story “Moonlight in Scarlet” received an honorable mention in Ellen Datlow’s List for Best Horror of the Year. Yes, the Kickstarter funded and yes, he bought his wife a pug.

Jason Andrew

Developer

Jason has been a contributing writer to such RPGs as Call of Cthulhu, Shadowrun, and Vampire: The Masquerade. His most recent projects include Hunters Hunted 2, Anarchs Unbound, Blood Rites (The Onyx Path) and Atomic Age Cthulhu: Terrifying Tales of the Mythos Menace (Chaosium). His fiction has appeared in Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic SF (Harper Collins), Frontier Cthulhu: Ancient Horrors in the New World (Chaosium), and IN SITU (Dagan Books). In 2011, his story “Moonlight in Scarlet” received an honorable mention in Ellen Datlow’s List for Best Horror of the Year. Yes, the Kickstarter funded and yes, he bought his wife a pug.