Jenna Owens joins GameStop as chief working officer | Jobs Roundup


It may be troublesome preserving observe of the assorted comings and goings within the video games trade, which is why we compile them in semi-regular round-ups.

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Jenna Owens | GameStop chief working officer

Former Amazon director and basic supervisor of distribution and multi-channel achievement Jenna Owens joined GameStop as chief working officer.

For years, Owens served as director for varied departments at Amazon. Her historical past throughout the tech trade additionally consists of working at Google as nicely.

One other Amazon government becoming a member of GameStop alongside Owens was Elliot Wilke. Wilke was previously a director of Amazon Contemporary Retailer and is now chief development officer at GameStop.

Amazon government acquisitions have been well-liked for GameStop lately. In February Matt Francis, former Amazon internet companies main engineer, was employed as chief expertise officer for GameStop.

Additionally becoming a member of GameStop lately was a quartet of latest VPs. Ken Suzuki joined as vice chairman of provide chain programs whereas Neda Pacifico is the newly appointed senior vice chairman of e-commerce. Andrea Wolfe signed on as vice chairman of brand name improvement, whereas Tom Petersen is vice chairman of merchandising.

Marcos Waltenberg | Xbox director of world partnerships

Former Netflix advertising director Marcos Waltenberg has joined Microsoft as Xbox director of world partnerships.

Waltenberg joined Netflix in 2016 as director of companion advertising for Latin America, earlier than shifting on to a task as Director of companion advertising for the US/Canada area in 2020.

He is beforehand labored in partnerships and advertising for Fox (movie, TV and Sports activities), and Twentieth Century Fox as nicely.

“After a unbelievable 5-year journey with numerous gorgeous colleagues at Netflix I am thrilled to share that I’m becoming a member of Workforce Xbox to steer the worldwide partnerships group,” Waltenberg mentioned.

“I can not wait to study from the groups behind the enduring Xbox model, merchandise, companies and video games (so many superb video games!), and I look ahead to doing nice issues collectively at such an thrilling time of change, development and new alternatives on the planet of gaming.”

Stephen Totilo | Axios Gaming

Former editor-in-chief of Kotaku Stephen Totilo was employed by Axios to supervise a every day gaming e-newsletter for the mainstream outlet.

In February, Totilo left Kotaku which he initially joined in 2009 as deputy editor and have become editor-in-chief in 2012. Previous to becoming a member of Kotaku, Totilo was a reporter for MTV Information.

Asserting his new position on Twitter, Totilo mentioned:”It is uncommon for a mainstream outlet to decide to gaming protection, which is without doubt one of the causes I am excited to affix Axios. We’re doing it!”

Different latest appointments across the trade embrace:

Kevin Lin | Boardmember, Krafton
Beforehand: co-founder and chief working officer, Twitch

Geoff Sawyer | United Expertise Company agent for video video games and music
Beforehand: Director of world music companies, Purple Bull

Mark Ward | Senior company communications supervisor EMEA at Wizards of the Coast
Beforehand: Senior publicity supervisor, Warner Bros. Leisure UK

Andrew Inexperienced | SVP operations & development, Stillfront Group
Beforehand: Accomplice, Andreessen Horowitz

Yves Le Yaouanq | Chief content material officer, Focus Residence Interactive
Beforehand: Senior open innovation supervisor, Ubisoft

James Easton | Programmer, Huey Video games
Beforehand: Graduate

Joshua Riley | Programmer, Huey Video games
Beforehand: Graduate

Dan Ayoub | Sure Affinity VP of Canadian operations and Toronto studio GM
Beforehand: Common supervisor of training at Microsoft and 343 Industries’ former exterior studio head

Amila Gacanica | Head of economic technique, Secret Mode (Sumo)
Beforehand: Enterprise improvement supervisor, Sega

Vaiva Vitkute | PR coordinator, All in Video games
Beforehand: Senior account supervisor, Plan of Assault

Ben Ellis | Publishing scouting supervisor, Kwalee
Beforehand: Product acquisitions, Workforce17

Artem Chupryna | Publishing supervisor, Kwalee
Beforehand: Publishing supervisor, Homa Video games

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