Scopely swipes Amazon veteran Phil Hardin as new CFO

 

Scopely’s new CFO is Phil Hardin, a 15-year veteran of Amazon and most recently CFO at Beyond Meat.

It’s another very senior hire for Scopely, and follows the appointment of former Activision COO and SVP Eunice Lee as COO late last year.

Hardin’s roles at Amazon included heading up investor relations, a stint as global CFO for Amazon Advertising and leading finance teams across customer fulfilment, kindle content, Prime and other departments. Hardin left Amazon in July 2021 to become CFO at Beyond Meat for a little over a year, before his switch to Scopely.

“Scopely’s business success and highly social game portfolio is extremely impressive, but to me, the most exciting part of the company is the people,” said Hardin. “Every person I have met is immensely motivated, smart, passionate about delivering for players and has a true ‘embrace the adventure’ attitude,”

“It’s clear to me the collaborative culture permeates from the top, and as a founder-led business with co-CEOs who deeply complement each other, the company has the edge as a true leader in games,” he continued. “I have personally witnessed the power and connection of games with my children, and am excited to dig into this world that continues to bring people together.”

Scopely co-CEO Javier Ferreira added: “With significant experience leading finance operations across a wide range of roles including one of the fastest-growing, global businesses within Amazon, Phil is indispensable for Scopely in our next phase of growth.”

Hardin will have plenty to figure out in his new role. Scopely snapped up breakout hit Stumble Guys in September, and since July 2021 it has acquired or invested in Burlingame, GSN Games, The Games Fund, Omnidrone, Pixel Toys and Tag Games. It also recently launched Kingdom Maker, a new 4X strategy game from another new partner, Global Worldwide, and it has web3 projects incoming too. We spoke to games president Steve Huff about it all over the summer.