New hires in social games: Social Point, PlaySpace and Zynga

Hiring in the social games sector was up slightly this week with 35 new hires spread between 8 companies. Based on information from LinkedIn and other sources, Social Point reported the most activity with 12 new hires. Unlike previous weeks, there were no high profile hires reported.

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EA PopCap

  • Gregg Metzler, Animator and artist – Meltzer comes to EA PopCap from DigiPen Institute of Technology.
  • Matt Fairfax, Sr Software Engineer — Fairfax was senior game programmer at The Playforge.

Kabam

  • Darryll Silva, Player Experience — Silva was formerly senior support coach, mentor at Blizzard Entertainment.

Loot Drop Inc

  • Loren Hernandez, Game Designer – Hernandez was previously an intern at Romero Archives.

Peak Games

  • Bilal Demirci, Junior iOS Developer – Demirci was software developer at Selvi Technology before he joined Peak Games.
  • İlkan ÇELİK, Software Engineer – ÇELİK was project manager  at Nokta.

PlaySpace 

  • Oscar Guzman, CRM & Retention Manager — Guzman was formerly VIP gaming manager at Sportingbet Plc.
  • Juan Serna, User Acquisition Manager — Serna was previously online marketing manager at Mola.com.
  • Alejandro Serna, Java developer – Serna was consultant at Piscual.
  • Joan Bonet de Miguel, Flash developer — Bonet starts his career at PlaySpace.

Social Point

  • Xavier Pinyol, iOS Developer — Pinyol was an iOS develover at Oonair.
  • Guillem Anguera, IT Systems Architect — Anguera was formerly an IT systems architect at Trovit.
  • Fernando Gessler, PHP Developer Gessler was perviously a senior developer at Evolium SL.
  • Ricard Clau, Tech Lead & Manager PHP Team Clau was PHP ninja at Emagister.com before coming to Social Point.
  • Montse Llecha, HR Technician Llecha was becaria departamento administración de pweonal at tecnocom.
  • Elías Sanchez, Art — Sanchez previously worked at companies such as Digital Legends and Gameloft.
  • Fernando Albea, Art — Albea was formerly a vector and concept artist at Funcom.
  • Annique Bustos, QA — Bustos previously worked for Localsoft Triple A testing.
  • Alba Rodríguez, Marketing on-line — Rodríguez was previously an online marketing – SEM executive at grupo hotusa, Eurostars Hoteles.
  • Diego Ruiz, QA — Ruiz was a senior QA tester at From The Bench before he joined Social Point.
  • Daniel García, iOS Developer — García worked for Reactable Systems and was studying at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  • Roger Agustí, iOS Developer — Agustí was a videogame programmer at IGU Games.

Wooga

  • Wasif Riaz Malik, Backend Developer – Malik was masters thesis intern at SICS before he joined Wooga.
  • Luca Barberis, Marketing Manager – Barberis worked as Key Account Manager at Google.
  • Julian Runge, Game Analyst — Runge graduated from Humboldt University.

Zynga

  • Jeanne Lam, University Relations Coordinator – Lam was health services coordinator at Samuel Merritt University.
  • Anouk Ben-Tchavtchavadze, Senior UI/UX Artist – Ben-Tchavtchavadze joins Zynga from Ubisoft where she was presentation art director, user interface artist.
  • James Shargo, Software Engineering Intern – Shargo was formerly software engineer co-op at TripAdvisor.
  • Ashwin Raghunathan, Software Engineer – Raghunathan graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Elliot Kuykendall is now QA Engineer I – Kuykendall was previously QA lead at THQ.
  • Andrew Everson, Advertising Sales — Everson was a senior account executive at Shopper Sciences.
  • Harris Chu, Software Engineer — Chu was software engineering intern at Qualcomm before he joined Zynga.
  • Sarath Chandra Deevi, Associate Software Engineer – Deevi is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
  • Chandru Kumar, Production Artist – Kumar was formerly Production Artist at Chakpak Media.

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