New hires in social games: Nanigans, wooga and more

Hiring in the social games sector was up this week with 31 new hires spread between 15 companies. Based on information from LinkedIn and other sources, Offerpop reported the most activity with 7 new hires. The highest profile hires in the social games sector this week are Jeannette Weinstein who joins iQU as CEO after working business development at CPMStar, and Rob Miller who joins King.com as Chief Legal Officer after working at LivingSocial where he was head of legal – International.

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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.

Crowdstar

  • Johnathan “Less” Chittenden, QA Tester — Chittenden worked online games quality assurance at LucasArts.

Digital Chocolate

  • Humberto Asperó Eyre, Junior Producer — Eyre was Analista de Negocios en practicas at flowlab.

iQU

  • Jeannette Weinstein, CEO — Weinstein was formerly business development at CPMStar.

Jelli Inc

  • Joseph Anastasi, Regional Vice President Sales & Affiliates — Anastasi was previously sales at Ferocious Media.

Kabam

  • Jeffrey Bian, Software Engineer — Bian was chief technology officer / lead programmer at Funton LLC.
  • Larissa Angus, Illustrator and 3D Artist — Angus was production coordinator at Vigil Games before joining Kabam.

King.com

  • Rob Miller, Chief Legal Officer — Rob joins King.com from LivingSocial where he was head of legal – International.
  • Fatima Monllor, Game Designer — Monllor was game designer at Digital Chocolate.
  • Emil Besirevic, Mobile Game Artist — Besirevic was consultant at Stockholms läns landsting.

KIXEYE

  • Wen-Hao Lee, Analytics Engineer — Lee was formerly development engineer intern at Samsung Electronics.

Kontagent

  • Bill Morris, Director of Engineering — Morris was VP of engineering at Berkeley Transportation Systems, Inc..

Nanigans

  • Sambou Makalou, VP Strategic Accounts — Makalou was previously founder & head of product at Spotflag, Inc.
  • Jay Jungalwala, Sr. VP Engineering — Jungalwala was VP of research and development at Mocospace.
  • Mohamed Kante, Software Engineer — Kante joins Nanigans from NGP-VAN where he was software engineer.
  • Sandy DeArango, Ad Operations — DeArango was formerly ad operations specialist at Yahoo!
  • Emily Straus, Client Services — Straus was previously lead account manager at SCVNGR.
  • Joseph Peel, Sr. Account Executive — Peel was director of sales at Clickable, Inc.

Nordeus

  • Song Mekarjan, Customer Care Agent for Thai — Mekarjan was Volunteer Customer Support Specialist at Nordeus.

Offerpop

  • Josh McBride, VP of Sales — McBride was VP of sales and client services at Experian CheetahMail.
  • Ethan Dobson, Director of Marketing — Dobson was previously director of web strategy, Edison Properties (Manhattan Mini-Storage).
  • Drew Koloski, Lead Recruiter — Koloski was director of recruiting at vente-privee USA.
  • Molly Acosta, Account Executive — Acosta was formerly a renewal account manager at the TheLadders.com.
  • Justin Feinberg, Business Development Representative — Feinberg was an analyst at JP Morgan.
  • Nick Defeo, Business Development Representative — Defeo Joins Offerpop after working as a sales agent at National Income Life Insurance Company.
  • Louis Johnson, Customer Support Representative — Johnson was formerly a quality assurance analyst at IntraLinks Client Services.

Play fish

  • John Collins is now Designer — Collins was compliance technician at Sega.

TrialPay

  • Rick Thome, Account Executive — Thome was account executive at Specific Media.
  • Luis Miguel Gisbert, Business Development Manager Europe — Gisbert was sales advisor at Mexx.
  • Tesia Sommer, Senior Manager, Partner Development — Sommer was summer associate at Deloitte Consulting.

wooga

  • Elías Villagomez, Game Artist — Villagomez worked for Victoria Arts previously as an illustrator – Multimedia Designer.

Zynga

  • Sphoorti Kumar, Recruitment Coordinator — Kumar was an intern at Apollo BGS Hospital.
  • Robert Lash, Game Designer — Lash was game designer at THQ.