The Havok Team

Havok is made up of a diverse group of people who strive to push the boundaries of game development technology and deliver the highest quality of support and services to our customers and partners. We work closely with the world’s best-known publishers, developer studios and developer teams in the industry and take pride in knowing that our customers have come to expect an exceptional level of quality and commitment from our team. 

Team Leaders

David Coghlan — President & Managing Director 

David Coghlan is Havok’s President & Managing Director responsible for Havok’s overall leadership, strategic direction and growth. David joined Havok in 2004 and during his Havok career has held a number of senior operational roles including Vice President of Development and served on the company’s Board of Directors.

 David has closely followed the emerging trends in the mobile gaming market and, under his direction, Havok has increasingly targeted its technology towards the mobile space. This initiative has culminated in Havok’s launch of Project Anarchy – a free game development engine and toolkit for mobile platforms based on Havok’s leading edge development tools.

 Prior to joining Havok, David was Director of Corporate Strategy for Elan Corporation, an NYSE-listed international biotechnology company.  While at Elan, David played a key role in the management and execution of a successful corporate turnaround plan.  David also led the execution of a number of public and private acquisitions with a combined value of over $1 billion.  Prior to Elan, David worked in the international accountancy and finance firm KPMG and he holds a first class degree in Finance from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Brian Waddle — Vice President Worldwide Sales and Marketing

Brian is responsible for leading Havok's global sales and marketing strategies. Brian has over 20 years of management experience and a history of sales success and he led Havok’s sales team during the most successful year of sales in the company’s history.

Prior to Havok, Brian was Senior Vice President at Image Metrics, a facial animation technology and services company. Brian also participated in the growth of household name-brand consumer products at Scotts Miracle Gro LLC (NYSE: SMG) and the company went from a $200 million private entity to a $2.7 billion public corporation during his tenure. Brian is a graduate of California State University Sacramento and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.

Andrew Bond — Vice President, Technology

Andrew Bond is one of the founding Havok engineers, and is responsible for Havok's technical strategy and product direction. During his career Andrew led the development of Havok Physics and has been involved in the design and architecture of many of Havok's other products. Andrew is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and holds a Master’s degree in Computer Graphics.

Dave Gargan — Vice President, Engineering

Dave Gargan is Havok’s Vice President of Engineering overseeing and managing Havok’s engineering teams worldwide, each specifically focused on one of Havok’s cutting-edge products. Dave was a founding engineer of Havok and during his career at Havok has designed and led the development of a number of products including Havok Animation and Havok AI. Prior to joining Havok, Dave was a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Computer Science at Trinity College, Dublin. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Trinity College.

Luke O'Reilly — Head of Developer Relations and FAE

Luke O'Reilly leads Havok's two customer-facing engineering teams: Field Application Engineering, and Developer Relations. Luke is responsible for helping Havok's customers choose the products that best fit their needs, and for ensuring those choices lead to successful outcomes. He has first-hand experience with this, having worked on both teams in Europe and North America during his 11 years at Havok. Before joining Havok, Luke built financial services software in Dublin. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Trinity College.

Andrew Bowell — Head of Product Management

As Head of Product Management, Andrew Bowell brings over 14 years of technology experience to Havok, where he is responsible for managing Havok’s product line from planning to execution. Andrew works closely with engineering, sales, marketing and support to ensure that revenues and customer satisfaction goals are met, and that Havok’s products support the company’s overall strategy and objectives. Since joining Havok in 2000, Andrew has held various roles including Regional Sales Manager for Europe, Pre-sales Engineer, and Product Engineer. Prior to joining Havok, Andrew was an IT Consultant where he served the London and New York areas. Andrew received undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science from Trinity College in Dublin.

Andrew Callanan — Worldwide Head of Finance

As Worldwide Head of Finance, Andrew Callanan brings over 15 years of high-growth, multi-national financial experience to Havok, where he is responsible overseeing the company’s global financial operations. Prior to joining Havok, Andrew established and led the European Financial Operations of ServiceSource, a San Francisco-based software and business services company. Andrew has also held several finance roles at Microsoft Corporation, including Controller of the Nordic Entertainment Division in Stockholm, and FP&A Manager of European Operations in Dublin. He is a Chartered Accountant and began his career as an auditor at Ernst & Young. Andrew received his B.B.S in Finance & Economics from Trinity College Dublin and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Jane Cullen — Worldwide Head of HR

As Havok’s Head of HR, Jane Cullen is responsible for Havok’s worldwide HR operations. With over 10 years of human resource management experience, Jane works closely with Havok’s management team to support and develop Havok’s employee base. Prior to joining Havok, Jane served a number of HR specialist roles in high-tech companies, including Creative Labs and Hewlett Packard in Dublin. Jane is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and graduated from the National College of Ireland with a specialist degree in Human Resource Management.