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Meet our gaming team

Get to know the masterminds behind Arise Gaming’s innovative solutions. Meet our talented team of industry experts who bring over 60 years of combined experience in revolutionizing player experiences. With backgrounds in some of the world’s leading game publishers, our team members are not just professionals; they are passionate gamers dedicated to enhancing every aspect of the gaming world. From blockchain and virtual reality specialists to customer experience pioneers, discover the faces and stories behind the team driving Arise Gaming to new heights. Join us on a journey into the future of gaming, where each team member plays a critical role in crafting the ultimate gaming experience for both players and developers.

John Pompei

Senior Vice President

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SVP Gaming

John is responsible for Customer Success and Operations for Arise Gaming and Arise Consulting services. John has been recognized as a CX thought leader, developing strategies, and implementing solutions for customers across the globe. His ability to blend the use of technology with the human element, has enabled him and his teams to be recognized for excellence in Customer Experience and Support.

Linda Carlson

Director Business Development

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Director, Business Development

Linda is a relentless gamer who brings her broad-based professional experience in community, customer support, cultural evolution, trust and safety to help evolve studio and publisher success. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, she is always eager to talk and exchange knowledge.

Priscilla Reza

VP, Strategic Account Management

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VP, Strategic Account Management

Priscilla brings over 15 years of games and entertainment localization, testing, and audio services experience to Arise. She is a trusted globalization and new launch advisor to some of the most innovative streaming, media, and video game companies around the globe. Her award-winning career has included time as Head of Strategic Accounts at Lionbridge Games and Entertainment. Priscilla received a business degree from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School and law degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.

Tony Harlich

Head of Quality and Localization

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Head of Quality and Localization

Tony Harlich leads Arise Gaming Quality Assurance and Localization delivery.  Tony brings senior leadership experience to Arise from his 25+ years in Games Quality Assurance and Localization from his tenure at Microsoft and Lionbridge.  Tony is a graduate of Park University of Parkville, Missouri and holds a BS MIS degree. Tony brings cultural diversity to all his engagements from his experiences living in Indonesia, Singapore, Ireland, and he currently resides in Washington State with his wife, son and 2 dogs.  Tony loves the great outdoors and spends his free time mountain biking, snowboarding, cross country skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking and hiking.

David Klein

VP, Business Development

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VP, Business Development

An avid video games player since adolescence, David has followed the evolution of gaming from Pong to Baldur’s Gate 3. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA, David went on to work in the Entertainment Industry and spent the next six years of his professional career in International Film & Television distribution for 20th Century Fox and New Regency Productions. In the past 10+ years, he has served as a senior executive, building key relationships with major players in the video game industry such as Activision, Blizzard, Crystal Dynamics, Square-Enix, Nickelodeon, and Riot Games.

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