New Hires in Social Gaming: BringIt, Brooklyn Packet, Digital Chocolate, & More

Another week has passed, and as with last week, companies in the social gaming space are continuing on strong. There were also some senior level hires. Joshua Dallman, the former lead designer for both Digital Chocolate and Playdom, is now head of game design and production now for Brooklyn Packet Co. And Andy Kleinman is being reported as the new VP of strategy and business development for MetroGames.

As always, if your company is hiring new people or making a notable promotion, please let us know. Email editor (at) insidesocialgames (dot) com, and we’ll get it into this or next week’s post.

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Here’s this week’s full list:

BringIt

  • Jasim Qazi — Social gaming monetization company BringIt gave us the heads up on some new hires starting with Qazi, their newest web engineer. Prior to joining the team, he was a student at San Jose State University.
  • Tim Berhsin — Formerly holding various positions at Voxbone, Bershin joins BringIt as a senior software engineer.
  • Michael Burlando — BringIt also filled us in on an internal change as Burlando moves from director of engineering to VP of engineering.

Brooklyn Packet Co.

  • Joshua Dallman — As noted prior, Joshua Dallman is now the head of game design and production at Brooklyn Packet Co. Prior to this he was a game design lead at Digital Chocolate, and before that, a game design lead at Playdom.

Digital Chocolate

  • Jordi Martin — Now a server technical manager for Digital Chocolate, Martin was previously an enterprise architect at Sogeti.
  • Matti Palosuo — Palosuo joins Digital Chocolate as a senior server engineer. Prior to this, he was a sound designer at Mr.Goodliving Ltd.

Kabam

  • Jessica Alonso — Previously the chief web developer and designer at The Polyglot Project, Alonso is now a software engineer for front end web development at Kabam.
  • Brian Schulman — Kabam gains a new quality assurance tester with Schulman, a former intern for Tech Policy Central.

LOLapps

  • Gregory Eichholzer — Activity from LOLapps this week as Eichholzer joins the team as their new Flash animator intern. Before this, Eichholzer was an animator and task manager for Animotion, Inc.
  • Meng Her — LOLapps hosts an internal change as Her moves up from Flash animator and illustrator to senior Flash animator and illustrator.

Metrogames

  • Andy Kleinman — Another one of the major hires this week, Andy Kleinman is now VP of strategy and business development for MetroGames. Previously, he was the GM of Latin America & US Hispanic over at Playdom.

MindJolt

  • Loung Tam — Now a developer for MindJolt, Tam was previously a Flash developer at MySpace.

Playfish

  • Andrew Chan — Technically in internal shift, Chan becomes a senior product manager under the Playfish tag. He was previously a corporate development associate under the Electronic Arts tag.

PopCap

  • Kim Amsberry — Leaving her role as a program manager at Microsoft, Amsberry is now a senior technical program manager at PopCap.

RockYou!

  • Greg Kearney — Now general manager of the Redwood City game studio for RockYou, Kearney was previously president at Tirnua, Inc.

SVnetwork

  • Michael Wade — Updates from SVnetwork this week as Wade becomes their new Midwest director. Before this, he was the sales director of major accounts at PointRoll.

Wooga

  • Francesco Tosato — Another internal change, this time for wooga. Tosato moves from international online marketing intern to a product manager.

Zynga

  • Bhavani Prasad — Now a senior artist for Zynga, Prasad was a senior Flash animator at BIG Animation (I) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mark Montuya — Previously an assistant production manager for LucasArts, Montuya is now an associate producer for Zynga.
  • Isaac Orloff — Orloff joins Zynga as a 2D artist. Prior to this, Orloff was a freelance visual development artist at Bully Entertainment.
  • Touch Ungboriboonpisal — Zynga gains a new software engineer with Ungboriboonpisal, a former senior developer for Mediatrope.
  • Ashley Grabill — Also from LucasArts, former publishing assistant Grabill joins Zynga as a talent coordinator.