Ricky Antonelli

Business Analyst
Blizzard Entertainment

BS Mathematics, Specialization in Mathematical Finance - UC Irvine

Career Path: 

After graduating from UCI with a degree in Math, I started as a Financial Analyst at Cylance, a cyber security firm in Irvine that has since been acquired by Blackberry. After about a year at Cylance, I landed a job at Blizzard, one of the biggest gaming companies in the world (makers of World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, etc.). At Blizzard I am a Business Analyst for Story and Franchise Development, most popularly known as the team that makes hyper-real cinematics for all Blizzard games.

Link to most recent Blizzard Cinematic:


Career Experience: 
Fields: Finance, Analytics
Industries: Gaming, Animation, Cybersecurity
Personal Interests: 
Not so surprisingly I am a huge fan of video games, primarily the ones that tell an amazing story. I'm a big fan of almost any sport, and am happy to discuss why I hate the Lakers.
I'm always interested in expanding my technical abilities, and am interested in potentially pursuing Data Science in the future.
Type of Students: 
I think I could help a student that is looking to start working right after college, help them think of an ideal place or industry to start their career. I have no experience with graduate school, so I can't provide any advice on that matter!
Number of Students I can Mentor: 
Joined Date: 
1 year 8 months ago
Ideal Mentoring Relationship: 
Primarily email and the occasional coffee.