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Netflix: Riot senior manager David Lyerly has moved to the streaming giant as an external games producer. He moves over having spent more than six years in various production roles at Riot.
Former Googler Jenna Hanlon has also joined Netflix as strategic partnerships manager. Hanlon was previously working as head of sales and partnerships at Google’s Area 120 incubator and in Google Play kids and family partnerships before that. Hanlon also worked at EA Mobile for four years.
Ray Bautista has been promoted to senior director of gaming partnerships for Netflix’s external games and strategy. He steps up having joined Netflix in January 2022 as director of business development and game partnerships.
Before he moved to Netflix, Bautista was at Google serving in bizdev for cloud gaming and Stadia, and has also previously worked at Turbo Studios, Tilting Point and PlayStation.
Scopely: Richard Davis has returned to Scopely as senior director of business operations within the firm’s midcore division. Davis returns after a few years out of the games business, and was previously Scopely’s director of product for WWE champions. He was senior product manager at Gree prior to that.
Kwalee: Muzamill Khann is now creative producer at Kwalee, having moved over from his role as associate producer of content marketing at EA. Khann has also previously worked at Glu and GameSage.
Exient: Christa Aguis is stepped up to become COO at the maker of Ultimate Sackboy. She previously served as product director.
Tag Games: Rachel Kneller has joined as associate producer from fellow Dundee, Scotland-based studio Hyper Luminal Games, where she was producer.
FunPlus: Alborz Nazari has joined the State of Survival studio’s Barcelona office as motion design intern. He joins from Left Mountains, a creative agency he founded.
Hasbro: Mark Ward has been promoted to director of communications for EMEA, LatAm, Asia and Pacific. The PR veteran will continue to represent the Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering franchises as well as take on comms for all of Hasbro’s toys and games franchises.
Terafort: Bilal Khan has stepped up to become growth manager at the Pakistan-based mobile game-maker. He previously served as UA manager.