Eric Huynh Joins SGN as CTO and VP of Engineering

SGN announced earlier today that Eric Huynh, previously CTO of Worldwide Studios for Vivendi Games Mobile (VG Mobile), now Activision/Blizzard, will be joining the company as its new CTO and VP Engineering (a newly established position at SGN).

Before his time at Vivendi, Huynh was also the founding CTO of Gameloft (one of the biggest mobile gaming companies), founding CTO of Ubisoft, and CTO of Coktel Studio (a French video game developer). While at Ubisoft, Huynh headed up approximately 300 developers across nine Ubisoft subsidiaries.

Huynh will be responsible for product development across mobile and social networking platforms at SGN, and is certainly a big hire for the company. The move is also emblematic of the opportunity executives from larger gaming companies see in the social gaming space.

“Eric brings over 15 years of world class expertise in gaming product development, creation, and research,” said Shervin Pishevar, CEO of SGN. “His proven track record in implementation, driving R&D and establishing top quality studios around the globe will make him an important asset as we continue to grow our company and suite of games.”