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Team Addition: Say Hello to Jamie Ortiz!

We have a new shipmate!


I am super excited to officially announce that Jamie Ortiz has joined the echoseven labs team. Jamie and I worked closely together at Sleepy Giant and he has already been very helpful serving as a sounding board and providing a ton of advice for echoseven labs’ first project, Bound, while it was still code-named Project Earshot.


Jamie used to always tell me, “I should’ve been a cowboy.” Now’s his chance.


Welcome aboard the Falcon, Jamie! The official press release is below.


– h (@mhannus)


***Press Release***

echoseven labs adds to team to tackle new projects


LAGUNA BEACH, CA–(July 10, 2015) – echoseven labs, a startup studio focused on opportunities in the digital media and entertainment space, has added Jamie Ortiz to the team as Partner, New Business Development.


Ortiz joins echoseven labs after serving as VP Strategic Growth at Sleepy Giant Entertainment, where he oversaw player relations, community management and growth services for clients and partners, with a focus on player acquisition, retention, engagement, and monetization. At Sleepy Giant he worked with multiple studios and growth teams on projects from leading companies such as Activision, BBC, and Pokemon. At echoseven labs he will work closely with the firm’s founder, Matthew Hannus, who has decades of experience building entertainment industry enterprises in rapidly growing industries.


As Partner, New Business Development, Jamie will lead new business development efforts for echoseven labs’ projects. His experience will be invaluable as echoseven labs launches digital products and services.


In addition to his work at Sleepy Giant, Ortiz served as Head of Online Operations at Atlus USA, a leading video game publisher with award-winning titles including the Shin Megami Tensei and Persona series of role-playing games. He holds a BA Management from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Business Administration, International Business with a focus on Japan from University of Hawaii at Manoa.


“I’m 100% focused on driving the idea-to-launch process for projects at echoseven, helping to build meaningful, independent companies along the way,” said Ortiz.


“I’ve known Jamie for a long time and I am excited to be working together again. Jamie is a unique individual with a combination of talents,” said Matthew Hannus, founder of echoseven labs. “He shares the vision of what we can do as a startup studio, and we are ready to get to work.”


About echoseven labs:
echoseven labs was founded in 2014 by Matthew and Jennifer Hannus. The founders have decades of experience starting and running high growth companies in media, entertainment, and technology.


The firm specializes in digital product design and provides strategic advisory services to entrepreneurs and growing companies. Learn more about the firm at