New hires in mobile: Big Fish Games, GREE and Tapjoy

Hiring in the mobile apps sector was down slightly this week, with 15 new hires spread across nine companies. Based on information from LinkedIn and other sources, Tapjoy reported the most activity with a trio of hires. The highest profile move belonged to GREE, which promoted Akihito Ninomiya to Director of Product. Ninomiya is responsible for GREE’s flagship card battle game, Zombie Jombie.

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Big Fish Games

  • Michael Horan, Senior Windows Systems Administrator — Big Fish Games leads our roundup this week. Horan was previously a senior network systems administrator at ZymoGenetics.


  • Paul Nguyen, Sr. Concept Artist — Nguyen comes to Funzio from Lucasfilm Animation, where he was a concept artist.


  • Rui (Ray) Zhang, Senior Software Engineer — Zhang was previously a senior software developer (iOS) at Booktrack Holdings Ltd.
  • Federico Sica, Senior Programmer — Sica comes from Mapfre, where he was a web programmer.

Glu Mobile

  • Julian Jauregui, Intern 3-D Animator — A pair of hires this week for Glu Mobile. Jauregui was previously a contract artist at Hoaloha Robotics.
  • Sharmeen Fatehi, Associate Artist — Fatehi was a graphic design intern at Titan.


  • Jonelle Mendez, Receptionist — Two moves for GREE this week as well. Mendez joins the company as a receptionist.
  • Akihito Ninomiya, Director of Product – Ninomiya gets a promotion, moving up from his previous position as a senior product manager.


  • Wimlesh Sah, Brand Sales-North — Sah was a senior manager of sales at India Today before joining InMobi.
  • Michele Chavez, Billing, Credit and Collections Lead — Chavez was previously a collections specialist at Google.

Millennial Media

  • Michelle Lacey, EU account manager — Lacey makes the jump from Unanimis, where she was an account manager.


  • Christopher Nixon, Software Engineer – Nixon was previously a flow measurement center – software engineer at Meyer Tool.
  • Tyler Beerman, Sales Representative — Beerman makes a career turn. He was previously the founder of ThirstyVIP LLC.
  • Erik Wright, Sales Representative — Wright was previously the owner of Wheelhouse Bikes.


  • Alexandra Bullard, UI Engineer — Bullard comes from Intellitar, where she was a software developer.