Our Team

Like the developers we support, the Appular team is a lean, mean, marketing machine. Whether you have an existing iPhone game or application that you want to give a shot in the arm or you’re getting ready to push something out to the App Store drop us a line or follow us on Twitter.


Brian Akaka

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Brian Akaka is the founder and CEO of Appular, a mobile app Marketing & PR agency based in New York City, focused exclusively on enhancing the visibility of apps and app developers. Brian is a veteran in the mobile gaming and app industry and leads a team of Marketing and PR professionals who provide industry-leading services focused on the promotion and commercial success of mobile apps. Prior to founding Appular, Brian served as the Director of Marketing for popular iPhone game maker, Freeverse, where he launched over 15 of their titles, including several #1 Top Sellers in the iTunes App Store.

Dino Decespedes

Managing Director

Dino recently rejoined Appular and now serves as the agency’s Managing Director. He’s a marketing strategist with extensive agency and in-house experience supporting products in the app economy. His recently held positions include VP Marketing at Mobli, CFO at Freeverse, and COO at Appular from 2010-2012.

Jeff Lee

Director of Technology

Jeff works on the website. He resides in San Francisco and holds a degree in Computer Science and and a degree in human-computer interaction from the University of Michigan. Jeff’s favorite app is Chess with Friends.

Grant Engle

Marketing Manager

Grant Engle is the Marketing Manager of Appular. He graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism after serving in the U.S. Navy. Grant writes thought leadership articles and blog posts for Appular and clients’ PR campaigns, assists with managing accounts and oversees other business development initiatives.

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