New hires in mobile apps: Gameloft, NaturalMotion and Apsalar

Hiring in the mobile apps sector was down slightly this week with 20 new hires spread between 9 companies. Based on information from LinkedIn and other sources, Gameloft and NaturalMotion Games reported the most activity with five new hires each. The highest profile hires of the week were Everaldo Coelho who joined Movile as its head of UX after working as senior visual and interactive designer at Apple, and Oskar Burman who joined Rovio as the general manager of its Stockholm studio, leaving EA where he was head of EA’s Easy Studios.

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  • Robbie Richler, Client Success — Richler was previously the outreach chair at Uncle Joe’s Peer Counseling.


  • Joanna Lustre, Recruitment Specialist — Lustre was formerly the HR business partner at Digitel Mobile Philippines Inc. (Sun Cellular).
  • Brendan McGuire, Junior Programmer — McGuire graduated from the Digipen Institute of Technology.
  • Andrew Maximov, 3D Artist — Maximov was a guest lecturer at Belarusian State Academy of Arts.
  • Quyet Ha Minh, QA Project Manager — Minh was promoted from QA supervisor at Gameloft. 
  • Robin Olausson, Concept Artist –– Olausson was formerly a freelance concept artist at Square Enix, Japan.

Glu Mobile

  • Victor Franco, Porting Artist –– Franco was promoted from game tester at Glu Mobile.


  • Rubbal Sidhu, Software Developer –– Sidhu graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

NaturalMotion Games

  • Peter Allen, Game Programmer — Allen was previously employed at Geniaware.
  • Oliver Milne, Product Analyst — Milne recently graduated from the Masters program at Oxford University.
  • Stuart Jollands, 3D artist — Jollands worked previously as a Freelance Maya TD and Zbrush artist.
  • Ben Archer, Games QA Tester — Archer also joins the Natural Motion team.
  • Valentin Kalchev, Games QA Testers — Kalchev was formerly a QA/developer intern at Mobile Pie.


  • Everaldo Coelho, Head of UX — One of this week’s two highest profile hires, Coelho was previously a senior visual and interactive designer at Apple.

EA PopCap

  • Feng Xing, Senior Product Manager — Xing was previously a sr. product manager at DeNA.

Rovio Entertainment

  • Emyl Merzoud, Junior Web Game Designer — Merzoud was formerly a junior game designer at Digital Chocolate. 
  • Oskar Burman, GM Stockholm studio — Another high profile hire, Burman was the former general manager of EA’s Easy Studios.


  • Lorraine Albert, Square Support — Albert was a quotes and sales coordinator at Go West Tours.
  • Mary Kate Supplitt, Risk Support Representative — Supplitt was previously the director of hoya snaxa at Students of Georgetown, Inc.
  • Carl Majette, International Business — Majette was a private equity investor at The Carlyle Group.

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