Jam City promotes former EA exec Rod Humble to CEO of TinyCo

Suleman Ali leaves, Matt Gaiser takes over San Francisco office

Jam City promotes former EA exec Rod Humble to CEO of TinyCo

Jam City has promoted the General Manager of its San Francisco studio Rod Humble to CEO of subsidiary TinyCo.

As reported by VentureBeat, Humble is taking over from  TinyCo founder and former CEO Suleman Ali. He is leaving the company to "pursue entrepreneurial ventures", but will remain as an advisor to the company.

Humble is best known as EVP of EA between 2004 and 2011, overseeing franchises such as The Sims. He was also CEO of Linden Labs, developer of Second Life, before joining Jam City in October 2016.

Matt Gaiser will be taking over the San Francisco studio in Humble's place. He has been with Jam City since 2012, working his way up from Producer to Executive Producer.

Maximum scale

"As Jam City continues to rapidly grow and set new revenue and profit records, we are organizing our studio operations for maximum scale," said Josh Yguado, COO of Jam City.

"Rod Humble and Matt Gaiser have done an outstanding job managing the Jam City San Francisco studio, and we are excited to see what these leaders will bring to the centralised Jam City and TinyCo operations."

Jam City most recently celebrated its game Panda Pop surpassing 100 million downloads four years after it launched. It had planned to IPO in late 2017, but this appears to have been pushed back to 2019 due to underperforming new releases.


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