About Us

Level Ex creates video games for doctors that capture the challenges of practicing medicine. We’ve carved out a distinct space at the intersection of medicine and entertainment, bridging gaps in the healthcare industry through state-of-the-art video game technology and design.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Our executive team unites leaders from game development, digital health, medicine, tech, and entertainment to create our award-winning medical video games.

Sam Glassenberg

Founder & CEO

Sam is the visionary behind the company’s acclaimed medical video games. Before Level Ex, he was the CEO of the leading independent game publisher for Hollywood movies, FTX Games (acquired by PTEC in 2016), releasing blockbuster titles like Hunger Games and Mission: Impossible. Sam also led the DirectX team at Microsoft. His career began at LucasArts creating Star Wars games. Sam serves on numerous tech advisory boards and is a sought-after international speaker for his provocative topics on video games and healthcare.  

Sean Mulloy

Chief Financial Officer

Sean directs all aspects of finance and operations, including HR, recruiting, facilities, and IT. He brings a deep and diverse background to Level Ex—combining progressive analytical and operational experiences at blue-chip companies such as Bank of America and Discover Financial Services with hyper-growth companies like Redbox and, most recently, Pangea Money Transfer. 

Kami Bond

Head of People and Culture

Kami has dedicated her career to empowering and enriching people’s lives. Over the past 20 years, she has developed and led talent strategies and HR functions for a wide range of companies including Aon, Sapient, GE Healthcare, and Uptake Technologies. As the founder of Bond Talent group, Kami worked to attract, develop, and retain top talent to best realize organizations’ vision and strategy. At Level Ex, Kami leverages her expertise to drive the next phase of the company’s growth and develop an environment where the team can thrive.  

Andy Glaister

Chief Technology Officer

Andy has spent decades managing engineering teams and spearheading technology at top companies, most recently as Amazon's Technical Director for the Lumberyard game engine. He now leads the engineering team at Level Ex, managing its platforms, engines, tools, and processes. Prior to Amazon, Andy worked at Microsoft for 17 years in various roles, including Director of Development for its Game Studios and Development Manager for the Windows Graphics and Gaming (DirectX) team. Prior to Microsoft, Andy was the Technical Director for FASA Interactive and Kinesoft Development. His portfolio of over 40 shipped titles includes HaloPC, Mechwarrior, Pitfall the Mayan Adventure, and Earthworm Jim. 

Jason VandenBerghe

Game Design Director

Jason has over two decades of experience leading creative teams. At Level Ex, he employs game design methodologies, honed through extensive experience in the consumer games industry, to capture the greatest challenges of medical and surgical procedures as video game mechanics. Jason has worked on nearly every aspect of third and first-person action game design at studios such as Ubisoft (For Honor, Far Cry, Ghost Recon), ArenaNet (Guild Wars 2), Activision (Call of Duty, X-Men), and Electronic Arts (James Bond, Lord of the Rings). Through his work, he has developed “Engines of Play,” a model of player motivation used across the industry to inform and optimize game design. 

Ryan Blake

Studio Art Director

Ryan supervises Level Ex’s elite team of 3D, 2D, IU, technical, and environment artists and coordinates all art assets. He has been with Level Ex since its inception and created much of its core 3D art. Ryan has 10 years of industry experience in areas such as 3D modeling, rigging, sculpting, and texturing and has worked on many notable, award winning games from companies including Paramount, Zynga, WB, Atari, and AMC. 

Melyssa Nocar

SVP, Marketing

Melyssa has over 15 years of experience leading marketing and communications for Fortune 500 healthcare clients. She has dedicated her career to advocating for and improving patient care. At Level Ex, she oversees corporate marketing and B2B commercial marketing functions activating meaningful relationships with life sciences and device companies and other types of healthcare partners. Melyssa joined Level Ex from Avalere Health, an Inovalon company, where she led B2B marketing content and events priorities across health plans, life sciences, and provider customer base sectors for data-driven healthcare consulting services. Prior to Avalere, she built and implemented marketing and communications plans as well as educational programs for top life sciences companies with MediMedia, an ICON plc Company, Cline Davis & Mann, and GSW Worldwide. 

Eric Gantwerker, MD, MMSc (MedEd)

VP, Medical Director

Eric Gantwerker, MD, MMSc (MedEd), FACS is a practicing academic pediatric otolaryngologist. At Level Ex, he leads the company’s medical and educational strategy, directs CME and product development, oversees efficacy studies, and manages the company’s robust physician advisory board as well as relationships with hospitals, institutions, societies and organizations. Eric holds a MMSc in Medical Education from Harvard Medical School and an MS in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. He specializes in applying the cognitive science of learning, motivational theory, and educational technology to medical education and speaks both nationally and internationally on these topics.  

Sangita Sarkar

VP, Marketing

Sangita oversees branding, creative services, and product marketing of Level Ex games. A seasoned product marketing executive with a decade of experience in tech and mobile gaming, Sangita has led marketing functions at Zynga (Words With Friends), Jam City (Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery mobile game), and Glu Mobile (Cooking Dash, Restaurant Dash: Gordon Ramsay). She holds a JD in intellectual property law and is known as the “Method Marketer,” adapting the method acting technique to optimize product marketing practices. 

Daniela Crandall

Head of Sales

Daniela is a veteran commercial and healthcare leader who has cultivated a deep understanding of clinical education, medical affairs, and commercial management. After graduating from Duke University as a certified physician associate with a master’s degree in health sciences, she practiced clinical medicine at Duke University Health Center where she specialized in orthopaedic surgery. After almost a decade of sports medicine and hand/micro-vascular surgical experience, Daniela shifted to leading core functions in medical affairs and medical education at several medical technology companies. These roles focused heavily on improving KOL engagement processes and C-suite presentations to health systems, payers, and regulatory executives globally. Prior to Level Ex, Daniela has held sales positions of increasing responsibility in the medical device and patient access spaces. Daniela is also the founder and president of a medical consulting company where she has advised clients on global business development, market intelligence, and product acquisition strategies. At Level Ex, Daniela leads our sales team to build partnerships with clients that will elevate their brand and expand their reach. 

Eric Steckelman

Head of Client Experience

Eric is a growth oriented medical marketing strategist with over 25 years of healthcare expertise encompassing medical training, marketing, and leadership. He has a strong track record in new business growth and development through cross-platform healthcare and pharmaceutical market-related planning and communications. Eric began his career in clinical medicine, focusing on quality patient care and optimized outcomes. More recently, he partnered with pharmaceutical and medical device clients to achieve brand objectives and led the patient experience team at healthcare start-up HealthLoop to foster greater patient engagement in leading health systems. At Level Ex, Eric leads our Client Experience team to ensure that each client relationship is successful, enjoyable, and that the company meets our clients’ business objectives. 

Advisors

Over 150 healthcare experts dedicate their time to work hand in hand with our team — informing all aspects of our business from game design to product development. Our advisors are on the forefront of transforming healthcare with us:

Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP

Interventional Pulmonology, Pulmonary Medicine Professor of Medicine; Director, Bronchoscopy; Co-Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program; University of Chicago

Komal Bajaj, MD

OB/GYN & Medical Genetics Associate Professor, OB/GYN & Women's Health Albert Einstein College of Medicine Chief Quality Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals

Atman Shah, MD, FSCAI

Interventional Cardiology Clinical Director, Section of Cardiology; Co-Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory; Associate Professor of Medicine University of Chicago Medicine

Adrian Pichurko, MD

Anesthesiology University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Charles Lei, MD

Emergency Medicine Simulation Fellowship Director; Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Adam Ehrlich, MD, MPH

Gastroenterology Associate Professor, Medicine; Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship; Co-Medical Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program Temple University Hospital

Errol Gordon, MD

Neurology & Critical Care Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery; Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology Mount Sinai Hospital

Neeraj Desai, MD

Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine Pulmonologist Amita Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago

Brian Gantwerker, MD, FAANS, FACS

Spine Surgery Neurosurgeon The Craniospinal Center of Los Angeles

Ray Glassenberg, MD

Anesthesiology Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Peter Lio, MD, FAAD

Dermatology Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

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