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Netflix: Andrew Chambers has moved to the streaming giant’s growing games team as creative director. Chambers joins from Phoenix Labs, where he was executive design director. Chambers’ other former roles have taken him through creative and design positions at Blizzard, FunPlus, Klei, Relic and more.
Also at Netflix Games, Kyler McLaughlin joins as senior producer, who moves over from his role as senior producer at Mafia studio Hangar 13.
Scopely: Former executive GM for casual games at Playtika Dudu Dahan is now games president at Scopely. Dahan was also previously head of monetisation and analytics at Plarium.
Activision: Stéphie Dobé is the new EMEA marketing manager for Call of Duty Mobile and Warzone Mobile. She moves over from King, where she was creative marketing manager. Dobé has previously worked in PR and marketing at Ubisoft.
Pixelberry Studios: Carissa Gonzalez is now CEO at the Choices maker after a short stint as coCEO. She was head of marketing and ad monetisation before that, and joined the company as senior marketing manager in 2017. Gonzalez also previously worked at Crowdstar.
Apple: Eight-year Google veteran Moritz Adler is now the App Store’s business lead in the DACH region. Adler was most recently head of go-to market for apps and mobile in the APAC region for Google Play.
Metacore: Johannes Peltola has taken up a new role as game lead at the Merge Mansion maker, moving over after a decade at EA mostly working on SimCity BuildIt. Peltola started out in mobile at Digital Chocolate in 2012. Also at Metacore, former Seriously senior QA engineer Tomi Karppinen has joined as QA specialist.
Stellar Core Games: Seriously cofounder and former level design VP Samuli Viikinen is now level design lead at Stellar Core. He joins several other former Seriously folks at the Wildlife-backed Helsinki start-up.
Applovin: Marly Schatz is new global communications associate, joining from her role as account executive at PR agency DKC.
Seidr: This new startup was announced last week by cofounders Marcus Jacobs and Adam Schaub, both EA and King veterans. Jacobs has also held roles at Embark Studios, and Schaub moves from his role as Europe VP and GM at Mythical Games. A16z led the seed round.
Trailmix: Product Madness product manager Anirudh Chauhan has taken up a new role at the Love & Pies maker as associate product manager.
A16z: Jordan Mazer is now head of games talent at the investment firm, moving over from his role at Riot as senior director of global HR.
Gameloft: One more move to report after last week’s reshuffle: Vincent Boiteau is now chief product officer, moving up from his previous role as product SVP.
Robot Squid: Jason Williams is now COO at the King of Crabs maker. He moves from Ubisoft FGOL, where he was director of finance and product management.
Critical Force: The Finnish Critical Ops developer has elected former EVP Miikka Lehtonen as its new CEO. Lehtonen succeeds Veli-Pekka Piirainen, previous CEO and company founder, who will now focus on his role as chairman of the board.
Rovio: Former Seriously data engineer Evgenii Chernigovskii is now data engineer at the Angry Birds maker.
Gamehouse: There are four new starters at the ‘Delicious’ game maker: Anna Llambias as game designer, Aurélie Vandevyvère as senior data analyst, Rubén Galicia Gil as data engineer and Pau Pamos Gil as data analyst.
Talewind: David Statter is now marketing director at the Roblox game-maker. He’s a former studio director at Barrier Four and head of marketing at Uplift Games.
Playken: Rovio and Unity veteran Juho Pääkkönen has joined the web3 start-up as head of growth. Pääkkönen joins from Ready Player Me, where he was VP of developer relations. Pääkkönen has previously held senior roles at Digital Chocolate, Unity, Rovio and Next Games.
Adjoe: Chartboost’s former head of publishing relations Jessica Banunaek has joined Adjoe as director of demand sales. Thomas Yannopoulos has also joined VP revenue Americas, moving from Remerge, where he was sales and emerging products VP.
Gram Games: Ryan Singh is now senior game developer at Gram, moving over from Bear Hug Entertainment, where he was senior gameplay programmer.
Hutch: Al Wills is now senior engineer, and has moved across London from TreesPlease Games.
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