New hires in social games: Social Point, CrowdStar and more

Hiring in the social games sector exploded this week with 49 new hires across 13 companies. Based on information from LinkedIn and other sources, Social Point reported the most activity with 14 new hires. The highest-profile hire of the week was Jeffrey Tseng who was promoted to CEO of CrowdStar. If your mobile game or social app company is hiring new people or making a notable promotion, please get in touch with us. Email us at: mail (at) insidemobileapps (dot) com, and we’ll get your news into an upcoming post.

If you want to know who else is hiring, the Inside Network Job Board showcases current openings with the industry’s leading companies.

5th Planet Games

  • Miles Deponty, Associate Producer — Deponty graduated from the Art Institute of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science (BS), Game Art & Design.

Akamon

  • Carol Zamora, Customer Service and Support Manager — Zamora was previously with the local airline Spanair.
  • Guillaume Esperou, Customer Service Representative — Esperou joins the company from the French multinational CCA International.
  • Anna Salomone, Country Manager – Italy – Salomone was co-founder at Bcn Design Lab.
  • Javier García, Game Developer — García joins the team in Valencia.
  • Juan Antonio Pérez, Game Developer – Pérez also joins the Valencia team.
  • Sergio Segarra, Web Developer — Segarra joins the Valencia team as well.

Arooga

  • Martin Snelling, Marketing Manager — Snelling has previously held roles at SEGA, Capcom, Amazon.co.uk, Green Man Gaming, Sky TV and Virgin.

Big Fish Games

  • Alina Zvonova, Associate Developer Relations Manager – Zvonova was graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration.

Crowdstar

  • Alanna Anderson, Fashion Content Designer — Anderson was a student at Stanford University.
  • Jeffrey Tseng, CEO – Tseng was promoted from his position as co-founder and general manager of products.

Disney Playdom

  • Jason Haines, IT, Network Analyst – Haines was network administrator Karuk Tribe.

DoubleDown Interactive

  • Alan Wentworth, Online Game Artist — Wentworth was previously associate art director at PLAYSTUDIOS, Inc.
  • Andreas Montano, Online Games Producer – Montano comes from GameHouse, Playtech and Full Tilt Poker.
  • Matthew Schroeder, Online Games Producer — Schroeder was formerly production and design consultant for Arcade Web.

High 5 Games

  • Sophie Rule is now Technical Artist – Rule was a freelance digital media designer.

King.com

  • Alexandru Negoita, Jr. Art Director — Negoita was formerly art director at EA Mobile.
  • Johan Heurlin, Ad Operations Executive – Heurlin was at Worldwide Developer Relations at Apple.
  • Laura Watton-Davies, Game Artist — Watton-Davies worked as a 2D graphics artist at Jagex Ltd.

Social Point

  • Borja Juncosa, Sys Admin — Juncosa was Técnico de Sistemas at Emagister.com.
  • Ricardo Carretero, Game Designer — Carretero was formerly lead designer, producer at Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team!
  • Daniel Zapater, iOS Developer — Zapater was previously iOS developer Robot Media.
  • José Ignacio Montes, Game Designer — Montes worked as game designer and Metacognition Seeker.
  • Mike Allender, Game Balancer — Allender comes to Social Point from Jagex where he was a game balancer.
  • Andrés Díaz, Sys Admin – Díaz was system administrator at open3s.
  • Luca Bilotta, Flash Developer — Bilotta was formerly a consultant contractor.
  • Marcos Quesada, Backend Developer — Quesada was previously Symfony 2 developer at Neventum.
  • María Santos, Head of HR — Santos worked as international business development managerat Catenon Worldwide Executive Search.
  • Marc Freixas, iOS Developer — Freixas comes to Social Point from Kotoc where he was a game developer.
  • Roony López, Backend Developer — López was a Freelance Web Developer and Consultant.
  • Josep Pedrós, Business Intelligence Project Manager — Pedrós was formerly senior business intelligence consultant for Clariba Consulting S.L.U.
  • Gonzalo Serrano, Backend Developer — Serrano was previously Web developer at Trovit.
  • Xavier Lamarca, iOS Developer — Lamarca also joined the the company in the latest round of hires.

Spil Games

  • Anastasia Gritsenko, Head of User Experience — Before joining the Spil team Gritsenko worked with TomTom, Vodafone, and Philips to develop their online user experience.
  • Harmen de Bruin, Product Manager (Social Games) — Prior to joining Spil de Bruin worked as Product Manager (Games) at Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment.
  • Martijn van der Gun, Product & Development Manager (Mobile) — Before joining Spil van der Gun ran his own freelance business, working on several iOS and mobile-related projects.

wooga

  • Thomas James Kinniburgh, Product Manager — Kinniburgh worked as a producer at Chillingo previously.
  • Adam Lindberg, Engineer — Lindberg worked as a programmer at Netlight Consulting before joining wooga.
  • Donald Hutchison, Engineer – Hutchison was a software developer at Huzutech.
  • Adam Telfer, Product Manager – Telfer was previously VP game development at XMG.
  • Alexander Averboukh, Engineer – Averboukh worked for Word Bandit as a flash engineer.
  • Tom-Colin Horn, Junior Game Designer — Horn formerly worked at Bigpoint, also as a junior game designer.
  • Dario Quondamstefano, Localization QA Analyst – Quondamstefano worked as a localization test lead at Enzyme Testin Lab.
  • Armin Feistenauer, Data Engineer — Feistenauer worked at wooga before as an intern.

Zynga

  • Margi Shah, Associate Software Development Engineer in Test – Shah was ABAP Developer at Torrent Pharmaceuticals.
  • Jeremy Holmes, Product Manager – Holmes joined the team from Twisted games where he was Product Manager, Project Manager.
  • Alexei Andreev, Senior Software Engineer – Andreev comes to Zynga from A Bit Lucky where her was senior software engineer.
  • Anup G, Associate Product Manager — Anup G interned at Juniper Networks.
  • Dalene Heydon, HR Clerk — Heydon was an office assistant at BioMedical Forensics.

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