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Jam City: Co-founder and former COO and president Josh Yguado has been appointed as new CEO. SeungWon Lee, who is chairman of Jam City’s board and president of Netmarble’s global HQ has also been bumped up to executive chairman. Jam City’s co-founder and CEO Chris DeWolfe and co-founder and CTO Aber Whitcomb departed to start a new social platform called Plai Labs.
Supercell: EA Helsinki’s former technical director Matti Palosuo has joined the Clash of Clans maker as server engineer. Tommi Toivonen has also joined Supercell as audio designer.
Homa: Former head of games at Applovin Keith Kawahata is now strategic advisor at the French firm.
Big Fish Games: Former Amplify, GoNoodle and Osmo games lead Diana Projansky is the new lead producer.
King: Carlos Casado is back at King after a brief spell at Popcore. He’s now principal game designer on Candy Crush Saga. Ida Bark Bjurman is now lead UX designer on Candy Crush Soda Saga.
Product Madness: Glenda Agyemang has joined the Israeli firm as talent acquisition partner.
Bandai Namco Mobile: Three new hires at the firm’s Barcelona studio this week: Scopely’s former director of data science Alex Escala Ribas is now marketing data scientist, ex-Wooga, PikPok and Rovio dev Rafael Cordoba joins as game developer and Aurelio Provedo is now technical artist, having previously worked at Scopely, Socialpoint and Gameloft.
Hutch: Four new hires at the racing game specialist this past week: former Deliveroo business analyst Arman Ghassemieh (senior games analyst), Adam Wegg (consumer insights manager), Tom Gough (marketing artist) and Gavin Sutherland (junior marketing artist).
Fingersoft: Otto Simola has been appointed head of game economy, levelling up from his previous role as ad monetisation manager. Markku Voho has stepped up to become head of product marketing, having previously held several other product and marketing roles at the company.
Trailmix: The Love & Pies maker has a new art producer: Harri Liimatainen. He joins from Seriously, where he was a producer.
Kolibri Games: Former Superscale and Deca Games person Jakub Trancik is now product director on Idle Miner Tycoon.
Ten Square Games: Anna Idzikowska resigned as member of the management board for personal reasons.
Sybo: Antonio Filipović has joined the Subway Surfers maker as product marketing manager, moving over from a similar role at Serbian studio Two Desperados, maker of Woka Woka and Viola’s Quest.
Flexion: Victor Horbach has been promoted to general manager of Flexion’s newly formed distribution unit, following four years as the company’s chief revenue officer. CEO and founder of Audiencly Adrian Kotowski has been appointed general manager of influencer marketing services at Flexion. And Toby Heap has been hired as head of commercial services to support the growth of the distribution unit. Heap was most recently principal business growth manager at Huawei.
Outright Games: Graham Stark has joined as localisation manager from TT Games.
Solid Bash: The Room 8-owned work-for-hire studio has hired Matthew Zoern as head of studio. He replaces Lana Savytska, who has left the studio for pastures new.
Raptor PR: Ivan Zhelev has joined from Harvard PR as account executive.
Drest: The fashion game company’s new CFO is Henri Holm, an experienced exec formerly of Rovio, Sandsoft and Sisu Game Ventures.