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The Dynamic Movement in Jobs and Roles in the Mobile Game Industry

As we enter the year 2023, it is crucial to keep track of the dynamic movement in jobs and roles taking place across the mobile game industry. This industry is continuously growing, and staying updated on new hires, appointments, and other key changes is vital in understanding its trajectory.

This series of articles aims to provide an overview of individuals who have recently made significant moves in the mobile gaming landscape. By highlighting their roles, responsibilities, and achievements, we can gain valuable insights into the industry’s current state. Let’s dive into this week’s recap:

Christina Wootton Takes on the Role of Chief Partnership Officer at Roblox

Christina Wootton has been a part of the Roblox team since 2014. Over the years, she has advanced from the position of director of sales to VP of global partnerships in 2018. Now, she has been appointed as the Chief Partnership Officer, where she will lead the company’s partnerships, education, and business development. With Roblox’s rapid growth and collaborations with major brands like Netflix, Disney, and Universal, we can expect many more exciting partnerships in the future.

Playtika Welcomes a Slate of New Hires

Last week, Playtika witnessed several significant job moves across various departments, reflecting the company’s diverse interests in the mobile gaming industry. Adi Davidi has taken on the role of Creative Director, while Mirit Modzislawski has been appointed as Director of People Analytics HRIS and HR Operation. Additionally, Guy Ben Shushan has been named User Acquisition Manager – Retargeting, Guy Noiman as VIP Account Manager, and Hagar Yohay as Monetization Manager.

Niantic Adds Adel Karimi as Senior Security Engineer

Recognized as the developer of the immensely popular game Pokemon Go, Niantic prioritizes security measures. In line with this, Adel Karimi, previously a security engineer and tech lead at Google, has joined Niantic as Senior Security Engineer of Threat Detection and Response. This hiring from one of the world’s biggest tech companies showcases Niantic’s commitment to safeguarding its products and user base.

Lennart Sparud Steps Down as Thunderful CFO

Lennart Sparud has announced his decision to step down as Thunderful CFO. The recruitment process for his replacement has begun and is expected to conclude by December 30. Sparud himself expressed that he is leaving to embrace new challenges outside the company. He remains confident in Thunderful’s future success, thanks to its diverse subsidiaries and skilled workforce.

Aidana Kainbayeva Joins Playrix as Total Rewards Manager

Playrix, known for successful titles like Gardenscapes and Township, continues to attract top talent. Aidana Kainbayeva has been appointed as the Total Rewards Manager, bringing her leadership experience from financial advisory firm Deloitte and as a compensation and benefits specialist at Efes Kazakhstan. This marks Kainbayeva’s foray into the games industry, and Playrix anticipates making the most of her expertise.

Brian Maricle Joins NetEase Games as Executive Art Director

NetEase, one of the industry’s giants, has secured another valuable addition to their team. Brian Maricle, previously an associate art director and later a studio art director at Keywords Studios, has been appointed as Executive Art Director at NetEase. Based in the Art Design Centre division in Pasadena, Maricle will contribute his artistic expertise to a wide range of diverse titles.

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