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.  

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. 

Genevieve Paquette

Chief Development Officer

Genevieve oversees the company’s strategic functions to realize Level Ex’s next stage of rapid growth. She leads cross-functional strategy, commercialization, corporate development and strategic partnerships, commercial marketing, and value measurement. She ensures that the organization is mission-aligned to meet its revenue and business objectives. Genevieve has also served on Level Ex’s board of directors and was a founding employee who launched the Level Ex brand and its first medical game into the market. Her 20 year career includes growing popular consumer tech and health brands within startup and public companies. Genevieve’s expertise in physician and patient marketing and product strategy was drawn from her years as the former head of marketing at WebMD/Medscape where she grew the company’s platform to 10 million medical professionals and supported the delivery of $350M in marketing revenue. 

Tom Donnelly

Chief Revenue Officer

Tom is a veteran commercial and operations leader with over 20 years of management experience in integrated healthcare marketing, advertising, and consulting. At Level Ex, he oversees multiple teams including pharmaceutical, biotech, and med device sales and partnerships, customer success, and revenue operations. Tom joined Level Ex from Evoke, a top 10 global marketing services agency that he grew from less than 10 to over 500 employees and that works with dozens of the largest life sciences companies in the industry. At Evoke, he was at the helm of 9-figure sales growth as the company’s Global Chief Growth Officer and President of North America. Prior to Evoke, Tom was Vice President at imc2 and started his career in management consulting. 

Sean Mulloy

SVP, Finance and Operations

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. 

Jason VandenBerghe

VP, Studio Creative 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. 

Ray McCaffrey

VP, Executive Producer

Ray brings years of production experience in Triple-A console and mobile games to Level Ex, where he oversees product management, game development, and client solutions. Previously, while at NetherRealm Studios, owned by Warner Brothers, Ray was heavily involved with production for games played by millions of players worldwide related to major franchises like Mortal Kombat, WWE, and DC Comics. 

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. 

Eric Gantwerker, MD

VP, Medical Director

Eric is a practicing pediatric otolaryngologist and a Clinical Associate Professor at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. At Level Ex, he leads the company’s medical strategy, directs CME development, conducts efficacy studies, and manages the company’s 150+ physician advisory council and relationships with institutions. Eric specializes in applying emerging technology in medical education, holding an MMSc in Medical Education from Harvard and a MS in Physiology/Biophysics from Georgetown. Eric specializes in applying emerging technology in medical education, holding an MMSc in Medical Education from Harvard and a MS in Physiology/Biophysics from Georgetown.

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. 

PHYSICIAN STAFF

Over 150 expert physicians dedicate their time to work hand in hand with our team to inform every step of the game development process. Our lead advisory board is 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

Eric Gantwerker, MD, MS, MMSc (Med Ed), FACS

Vice President, Medical Director, Level Ex; Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology; Loyola University Hospital

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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