New hires in mobile: Big Fish Games, GREE and Scale Ventures Partners

Hiring in the mobile apps sector was up sharply this week, with 23 new hires spread across 12 companies. Based on information from LinkedIn and other sources, GREE reported the most activity with nine hires. The highest profile move belonged to Scale Venture Partners, which brought on former Zynga general manager Eric Tilenius as an executive-in-residence.

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Big Fish Games

  • Tyler Cooper, Senior Mobile Publishing Manager — Cooper gets a promotion at Big Fish Games. His title was previously senior developer relations manager.
  • Steen Groennebaek, Localization Coordinator — Groennebaek also moves up, moving from a position as a localization translator to one as a localization coordinator.

EA Mobile

  • Bhavika Jagiasi, QA Tester — Jagiasi was previously an intern at HCL Technologies.


  • Volkan Ediz, Sr. Game Data Analyst — Ediz comes to Funzio from LinkedIn, where he was an associate of business operations.


  • Jay Kalugin, 3D Artist — A trio of hires this week at Gameloft. Kalugin was previously a 3D generalist at WorldForge.
  • John Bowker, Release Manager — Bowker was the build and configure poker team lead at Derivco.
  • Robert Grigore, Programmer — Grigore was formerly an analyst programmer at Reggiani s.p.a.

Glu Mobile

  • Alex Letov, Game Designer — Letov was the lead game designer at Gameloft before joining Glu.


  • Harshad Bhatwadekar, Software Engineer — Bhatwadekar was previously a software consultant at Tata Consultancy Services Japan.
  • Aaron McCullough, Product Manager — McCullough was a product manager, operations and finance at One Kings Lane before joining GREE.
  • Anitha Katikireddy,  QA Engineer — Katikireddy comes to GREE from APPTERA, where he was a developer/SQA automation engineer.
  • Guy Romhild, Lead Game QA Engineer — Romhild was previously a QA tester at TinyCo.
  • Jonathan Forster, Junior Copywriter — Forster was formerly a copywriter at StubHub.
  • Kazuyo Green, Technical Translator — Green was previously a freelance interpreter/translator.
  • Nic Colley, Technical Project Manager — Colley comes from Central Piedmont Community College, where he was an instructor of simulation and game development.
  • Nicholas Cooprider, Game QA Engineer — Cooprider was previously was QA software tester at Electronic Arts.
  • Sean Ross, Policy Specialist — Ross was previously a policies and abuse associate at Ning.


  • Jens Oberbeck, Head of Sales D.A.CH — A single hire this week for InMobi.

Millennial Media 

  • Eric Gasior, Senior Technical Analyst — Gasior was formerly the technical director at the Institutes for Behavior Resources.

Natural Motion Games

  • Adam Millgate, IT Administrator — Millgate was a network support consultant at Nigel Marsh Limited.


  • Linda Nummelin, HR trainee — Nummelin switches careers to join Rovio. She was previously a baker/confectioner at Kenkävero.

Scale Venture Partners

  • Eric Tilenius, Executive-in-Residence — This week’s highest profile hire goes to Scale Venture Partners. Tilenius was previously a general manager at Zynga.


  • Jason Watkins, Software QA — Watkins was a QA engineer at Beta Breakers before joining TinyCo.

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