New hires is social games: Social Point, SGN and more

Hiring in the social games sector was up this week with 34 new hires across 12 companies. Based on information from LinkedIn and other sources, Social Point reported the most activity with 10 new hires which indicate the company is gearing up for iOS development. Two high profile hires in the social games sector this week are Ruairi McGuckin who joins SGN as VP of Marketing and Jesse Richards who joins Offerpop as Director of Product.

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

East-Side Games

  • Kent Reimer, Flash Artist — Reimer was most recently a concept artist with Microsoft Game Studios.

GameDuell  

  • Céline Navarro, Service client francophone — Navarro was K2 producion, Le Soir, Ambassade d’Autriche `a Bruxelles.

IGG  

  • Maggie Chou, Project Assistant — Chou was formerly in business development for Ray Media Group Limited.

Kabam

  • Jeffrey Bian, Software Engineer — Bian worked as chief technology officer / lead programmer at funton LLC.

Kenshoo Social

  • Todd Herrold, Senior Director, Product Marketing — Herrold was promoted from Local’s director of product strategy & management.
  • Paul Kogan, Director of U.S. East Coast Sales — Kogan was senior vice president, business development at Merchantry, a startup building ecommerce marketplaces for retailers and media companies.
  • Brian Quinn, Director of U.S. West Coast Sales — Quinn was formerly head of business development for Experian Techlightment.

King.com 

  • Emil Besirevic, 3D Game Artist – Besirevic was previously a consultant at Stockholms läns landsting.

Offerpop

  • Jesse Richards, Director of Product – Richards worked as director of product at Proust, an IAC company.
  • Matthew Schmohl, Business Analytics Manager — Schmohl was previously management consultant within Accenture’s Customer Analytics practice.
  • Sean Pietz, Product & Operations Analyst — Pietz was promoted from marketing analytics intern at Offerpop.

PlaySpace  

  • David Pol, iOS Game Developer — Pol was earlier game developer at Tragnarion Studios.
  • Carlos Rueda, iOS Game Developer — Rueda was formerly developer at Spoople.com.
  • Ismael Sanchez, System Administrator — Sanchez worked as system administrator at IActive.

SGN

  • Ruairi McGuckin, VP of Marketing — McGuckin was VP of digital marketing at Jesta Digital. 

Social Point

  • Jordi Pellat Massó, IOS developer — Massó use to be iOS developer at Tactill.
  • Miguel Ibero, iOS Developer — Ibero was previously a desarrollador at Kailab Estudio, SL.
  • Daniel Catalina, Artist — Catalina was formerly storyboard & concept artist at Shortfilm.
  • Sergi Marcet, Artist — Marcet was a diseñador gráfico, ilustrador at Valtap Comunicación.
  • Fernando SerraiOS Developer
  • Roc Espinet, Artist — Espinet worked as animator at Mediapro.
  • Manel WeilongiOS Developer — Weilong previously worked as an iOS development at Witelist (London).
  • José Luis Cabello, Game Developer — Cabello was formerly a senior programmer at Virtual Toys.
  • Isidro Gilabert, Technical Lead — Gilabert previously was the Barcelona Studio manager at Virtual Toys.
  • Rubén Gómez, Executive Producer — Gómez worked as the executive producer at Virtual Toys, Barcelona.

Wooga

  • Mariano Vallés, Backend Engineer — Vallés use to be web developer at Universidad Nacional de Cuyo.
  • Paul Chambers, Artist — Chambers worked as an artist at Outplay Entertainment.

Zynga 

  • Jibin Ashraf, Site Reliability Engineer Ashraf previously was system administrator at QBurst.
  • Vishal Dugar, Associate Software Engineer — Dugar was formerly software development intern at Grey Orange Robotics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Josephine Gavignet, Product Manager — Gavignet was product manager at Everest Gaming.
  • Jason Burton, VFX TD Burton was previously FX artist at Blizzard Entertainment.
  • Jonathan Duty, Principle Engineer Duty worked as software engineer at Yahoo, inc.
  • Curtis DeSantis, Software Engineer DeSantis was lead software engineer at Pixo Entertainment.
  • Cooper Findley, Software Engineer — Findley was promoted from intern at Zynga.