UK publisher Jagex announced the expansion of its team with industry veterans across its products, analytics and data science department.
- Glen Pryer as senior director of analytics, data science and engineering
- Justin Logan as director of analytics
- Michael Hooper as the head of product marketing
- Stefan Wittelsburger as lead product manager for Old School RuneScape
Jagex is the company behind the RuneScape franchise, which boasts a player base of 300 million.
It has more than 450 staff at its Cambridge headquarters and looking to add more as it extends its games portfolio with fresh titles and new IPs.
“While 2020 was a challenging year for many, we are thrilled to be in a position where we can continue to expand our team and bring on board so many talented individuals across analytics and data science and product management," commented Jagex CEO Phil Mansell.
"Investing in the top talent who really get the needs of the community and understand the demands of big online games is essential to our success, and we are happy that it has continued to pay off despite industry-wide disruption to the traditional hiring process".
Earlier this year, the developer was once again sold off to another company. This time to The Carlyle Group for an undisclosed amount, though it was thought to be higher than the $530 million originally paid by its previous owners, Shanghai Fukong.