We're Hiring 

ForwardXP Co-Founders

Steve Nix

Chief Executive Officer 

Steve leads the general business of ForwardXP and creative direction for the company.  

In his 20th year in the interactive industry, he has had the good fortune to help drive major technology shifts with industry defining partners.  

Prior to ForwardXP, Steve was the co-founder and CEO of Yvolver before its acquisition by AdColony. Steve also served as GM of Digital Distribution at GameStop, Director at id Software and CEO of Ritual Entertainment.  

Steve has led teams that shipped titles in some of the best selling video game franchises of all-time including Counter-Strike, DOOM, QUAKE, RAGE and Wolfenstein.   

Steve is a co-founder/active advisor to the Guildhall at SMU and lives in Dallas with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys home automation hacking, and driving endurance road races in a sketchy old race car. 

Jah Raphael 

Chief Technology Officer

As leader of the technology team, Jah brings over 20 years of industry experience including many years as a Lead Programmer at id Software where he shipped leading titles, including, DOOM RPG, QUAKE LIVE, and RAGE. 

After id Software, Jah co-founded Yvolver and led the development of the best-in-class mobile CRM solution before the company was acquired by AdColony where he continued to serve as VP of Engineering.

With an emphasis on always learning new and interesting things, Jah's wide array of skills allow him to move between frontend, backend and client development with ease.


Jah is a longtime World of Warcraft player and he created Raider.IO, the world's leading ranking site for World of Warcraft players and guilds. He also enjoys audiobooks, tabletop games, D&D, and exploring new coffee shops.

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