Chief Strategist & Co-Founder@lylefong
As Co-Founder and Chief Strategist, Lyle oversees Lithium’s products and strategic direction and serves on Lithium's Board of Directors.
Prior to passing the helm to Rob Tarkoff, Lyle served as Lithium's CEO for four years and led the company from its bootstrap phase to a high-growth, venture-backed company. During that time, Lithium raised three rounds of funding and completed two acquisitions in one of the fastest growing categories in enterprise software.
A serial entrepreneur, Lyle also founded two other companies including Gamers.com which was the the No. 1 trafficked independent gaming portal as measured by Nielsen. As the CTO of Gamers.com, Lyle and his team learned how to build a consumer website with millions of users and how to use gaming mechanics to build vibrant communities. When Dell and Sony showed interest in using the technologies to build their own corporate communities, Lyle spun Lithium out of Gamers.com to serve the enterprise market.
Lyle has always been an avid computer gamer, although these days he prefers to play less competitive games that don’t hurt his ego. He’s also a ping pong enthusiast and often organizes underground ping pong matches between Silicon Valley companies. He studied Computer Science at UC Berkeley, where he received the Hewlett-Packard Scholarship Award and National Youth Leadership Award.