OUR TEAM
 

Avikk Ghose, CEO

Avikk is co-founder and CEO of Case. Previously, he directed strategic mobile initiatives at Intuit where his team was responsible for product strategy, mergers & acquisitions and best-practice innovations in the wireless ecosystem. Before Intuit, Avikk was vice president, marketing and business development at Mercora and worked in corporate development at RealNetworks.

Avikk serves on the board of trustees at the Ghose Foundation. He is on the board of advisors at Virtual Mobile Technologies (Pty) Ltd in Cape Town, South Africa and is a senior advisor at Endeavor.

Avikk received an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Washington and an MBA from New York University. 


Ryan Idryo, VP of Engineering

Ryan is co-founder and VP of engineering at Case.  Previously, he was lead engineer and director of development at Electronic Arts (EA) and principal mobile software engineer at Openwave.  His specialties include artificial intelligence, C++, Java, engineering management, multithreaded development, and web development.

Ryan received a dual bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT with an undergraduate thesis at the Media Lab in personalized news and notifications. He also has a master's degree in computer science from the University of Michigan with a focus in artificial intelligence.
 

Eric Kowalchyk, VP of Product Management

Eric is co-founder and VP of product management at Case. Previously, he was senior product manager at LinkedIn and mobile product manager at Intuit. At LinkedIn, he built the billing and payments platform and led the company's revenue systems through IPO.

At Intuit, Eric launched and commercialized GoPayment, a mobile payments application, for which he received the annual Scott Cook Innovation Award.

Eric has an undergraduate degree in international business from the University of Wisconsin.
 

Ricardo Marquez, VP of UX and Design

Ricardo is co-founder and VP of user experience and design of Case. Previously, he was design manager at Google and head of user experience at Telefonica Digital. At Google, he led the UX team in new, strategic initiatives to redefine the online and mobile shopping experience for Google.com.

At Telefonica, Ricardo directed the user experience/interaction design team in developing delightful, coherent and consistent experiences across product portfolios and within the end-to-end experience of each product.

Ricardo studied computer and systems engineering at the Universidad de Los Andes, received a bachelor's degree in visual communications and advertising at Universidad Central in Colombia, and a master's degree in human-computer interaction from Carnegie Mellon University.


Case is proudly made in Silicon Valley, California. 12 people, 7 countries, 1 mission.