New hires in mobile: Atari, Glu Mobile and GREE

Hiring in the mobile apps sector was down this week, with 19 new hires spread across six companies. Based on information from LinkedIn and other sources, GREE reported the most activity with 10 hires. The highest profile hire went to Atari for the second week in a row when the company appointed former Gameloft executive Olivier Rameil as sales and marketing director, Europe.

In other notable moves, Path’s CEO Dave Morin has joined the board of directors for Eventbrite, and investor Bill Lee has joined Big Fish Games’ board of directors. Lee had previously invested in Social Concepts, a company acquired by Big Fish Games.

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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.

Atari

  • Olivier Rameil as Sales and Marketing Director, Europe — This week’s highest profile hire belongs to Atari. Rameil was previously the global business development manager at Gameloft.

Gameloft

  • Anupam Bharti, Game Programmer — Three hires for Gameloft this week. First up is Bharti, who starts his career with the company.
  • Nicolas Rodriguez, PHP Developer — Rodriguez was previously a CSS developer at DM Fusion S.A.
  • Najd Salas, 3D Art Lead — Finally, Salas was a cinematic director at Ubisoft.

Glu Mobile

  • Cody Laine, Software Tester — Laine comes from Microsoft, where he was also a game tester.
  • Jeremiah Lee, iOS Game Tester — Lee is also a game designer/writer at Trifeca Games.

GREE

  • Bryan Johnston, Art Director — Johnston was previously an art director at Namco Bandai Games.
  • Danny Duong, Consumer Operations — Duong moves from Zynga, where he worked in community relations.
  • Joshua Angeles, Animator — Angeles was also an animator at 6waves Lolapps.
  • Eric Fetterman, Globalization Planning/Coordination — Fetterman comes from Square Enix, where he was a translator/localization coordinator.
  • Chris Tabasa, Senior Manager, Consumer Operations — Next up is Tabasa. He was previously a manager (customer care, operations, and eCommerce)  at Orbit Baby Inc.
  • Alex Ivanov, Senior Product Manager, Analytics — Ivanov was formerly Sr. consultant at MicroStrategy.
  • Mark Noce, Technical Writer — Noce comes to GREE from Facebook, where he worked as a tech writer.
  • Daniel Huidobro, Software Engineer – Game Backend — Huidobro was a localization engineer at Yahoo.
  • Jennifer Sheldon, Product Manager — Sheldon held the position of product manager, platform at Digital Chocolate before coming to GREE.
  • Del Andres, Sr QA Engineer — Andres was previously Sr. lead quality engineer IC4  at Yahoo.

Kontagent

  • Erik Lewis, Data Scientist/Account Manager — Lewis was previously a teaching assistant at UCLA.

Rovio

  • Minja Kokkonen, Product Manager, Retail & Online — Kokkonen comes from Meira, where she was the category sourcing manager for ladies’ wear.
  • Fernando Torres, Game Programer — Torres was an assistant webmaster at Ubisoft.