Our Team

Varun, Co-founder

Varun, Co-founder

After playing Escape games around the country, Varun was inspired to come up with the next big group activity. When he's not designing our next fun challenge, you can catch Varun in the kitchen, on the basketball court, or beating Rahul and friends at a game of Catan.

Before starting BreakoutIQ, Varun graduated from UPenn's Management & Technology Program and worked as a Product Manager at Novus as a part of the Bain Capital Ventures Startup Academy.

Rahul, Co-founder

Rahul, Co-founder

Rahul has always been a huge fan of fun games that brought people together, and is excited to be able to direct his energy towards creating positive, entertaining experiences for people every day. 

Prior to having fun with you awesome people for a living, Rahul graduated from UC Berkeley's Industrial Engineering and Economics programs, offered his "expertise" as a consultant at the Monitor Group, and watched every video on the Internet during a stint at YouTube / Google. 

Hann, Experiences

Hann, Experiences

Hann is a chaser of creative experiences. This comes out through comics, roller skating, costume parties, and special events.

Hann believes that bonding via creativity builds stronger friendships and a sense of belonging. Prior to working at BreakoutIQ, she managed a cupcake shop and volunteered for a local chapter of Pecha Kucha, a storytelling event series. After a year of slinging cupcakes, she made the move from rural Illinois to colorful San Francisco.

Michelle, Experiences

Michelle, Experiences

Michelle thinks the world needs more opportunities to play--which is one of the reasons she's excited about working with BreakoutIQ! Getting folks communicating and flexing their creative muscles is her jam.

Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Michelle worked in Washington, DC as a performer and arts educator with organizations such as The Smithsonian Institute, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Young Playwrights' Theater. She loves Jazzercise, word games, and playing odd instruments. She is currently developing new musical plays for young artists.

Devin, Experiences

Devin, Experiences

Devin has loved games as long as he can remember. He's brought game’s with him everywhere he goes as a tool to build teams and break down barriers. When he's not hosting an event near you, he's trying out a new recipe in the kitchen, or finding a new trail to hike somewhere nearby.

Before joining BreakoutIQ, Devin studied at Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo, where he worked as a core team member for the largest orientation program in the country. Since graduating, he has worked as a performer with the Bay Area's largest theaters, including SF Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, and Z Space.