It can be difficult keeping track of the various comings and goings in the games industry, which is why we compile them in semi-regular round-ups.
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Brooke Gabrian | Global Head of People, Bitkraft Ventures
Venture capital firm Bitkraft Ventures has announced Brooke Gabrian as its new head of people.
Gabrian has spent over 20 years in the games industry, including a 14 year stint at 2K, where she led recruitment initiatives, building out development teams behind franchises such as NBA2K, WWE, Bioshock and more.
In the new role, Gabrian will lead portfolio support for Bitkraft's talent, culture and human resources areas.
“As Global Head of People at Bitkraft, I have the unique opportunity to leverage my years of experience in the games industry as well as my passion for guiding startups in their pursuit of building healthy, high-performing teams,” Gabrian said regarding her appointment.
“Being at the inception of teams is the through-line of my career and I’m excited to serve and learn from the over 100 companies in Bitkraft's global portfolio.”
Jonathan Morin | Creative Director, NetEase Games Montreal
NetEase Games Montreal has tapped Watch Dogs creator Jonathan Morin as its new creative director.
Morin is best known for his role as creative director on Watch Dogs, Watch Dogs 2 and Watch Dogs: Legion, and also worked as a developer on other projects at Ubisoft Montreal.
“I am excited to announce my new adventure as Creative Director at NetEase Games Montreal,” Morin said. “I am privileged to join a passionate and talented new team to create our own IP. This is the beginning of something special for me and I cannot wait to say more.”
Jacob Kruger | User Acqusition Director, FunPlus
Mobile studio Funplus has hired industry veteran Jacob Kruger as user acquisitions director.
Kruger has worked in the mobile space for over a decade, most recently as head of user acquisition at Miniclip, and in the same role at Scopely before that.
“Jacob’s extensive experience and knowledge of UA and Marketing will be invaluable for us in Barcelona, especially when accessing new audiences and exploring new opportunities for both our players and our games,” said FunPlus VP of publishing for Europe and Latin America, Enric Cabestany. “Our goal is to continue to hire more exceptionally talented people to lead us forward in becoming a key actor on the Barcelona tech scene.”