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Hello.

My name is Travis Raila.

I grew up in Boston, went to college in Los Angeles, lived in Budapest, and finally settled in beautiful San Francisco.  I currently work for KIXEYE, where I lead the product group of War Commander – one of the most successful social games ever.

I first connected to the internet in 1996 and was immediately hooked. For my eighth grade science project I learned HTML and created a Calvin and Hobbes website.

In high school I taught myself Photoshop, PHP, MySQL, CSS, JavaScript, and learned how to set up a LAMP stack. I got a job at the Harvard University computer lab and was helping Ivy League college students before I could drive.

I paid my way through college by doing freelance web design and development. For six months I studied abroad in Budapest and travelled all around Eastern Europe. In 2008 I graduated from the USC Marshall School of Business with a dual concentration in International Business and Marketing.

I’ve held various product management roles at PowerReviews (acquired by BazaarVoice) and VerticalResponse.

Outside of work I love to travel, ski, write, work out, and listen to music.