New Hires in Mobile: Funzio, GREE and Glu Mobile

Hiring in the mobile apps sector was up this week, with 21 new hires spread across 10 companies. Based on information from LinkedIn and other sources, GREE showed the most activity, and scooped the week’s highest profile hire, hiring former Oracle manager Suhas Kulkarni as its new director of engineering.

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Acquinity Interactive

  • Franklin Belle, Senior Network Engineer – Belle was formerly the IT manager at Certified Vacations Group Inc.

Big Fish Games

  • Joline Ernst, Customer Support – Ernst was previously a Sr. customer service rep at Bank of America Corporation.


  • Shivaun Robinson, QA Tester – Robinson was formerly a quality assurance analyst at the Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies.


  • Amira Khanifah, Indonesia Digital Community Manager – Three hires for Gameloft this week. Khanifah was a previously a social media research analyst at Brandtology.
  • Blasius Neri, Programmer – Neri was formerly a lab assistant at Duta Wacana Christian University.
  • Yi Liu, Key Account Manager, OEM – Liu was manager of sales / customer service at Office Express Business Center.

Glu Mobile

  • Osmar de Melo Junior, Game Designer – de Melo moves up from his position as a mid-level QA tester at Glu Mobile.
  • Arin Mann, Quality Assurance Lead – Meanwhile Mann comes from Foundation 9 Entertainment where he was also a Quality Assurance Lead.


  • Douglas Wood, Sales Engineer – GREE dominates our roundup with eight hires this week. Wood was an iOS developer at Copper Mobile.
  • Gene Meyers, Sr. Data Engineer –  Meyers was previously the Sr. development director, business intelligence at Kabam.
  • Jackson Puff, Sr. Web UX Designer – Puff was formerly the art director at
  • Justin Hernandez, Game Artist – Hernandez was previously a freelance illustrator and co-founder of Glowing Raptor Studios.
  • Sheila Rathnam, Channel Marketing Coordinator – Rathnam was the marketing coordinator at Cooliris.
  • Tatyana Sushansky, Sr. QA Manager – A high profile move, Sushansky was the head of QA at PlayFirst.
  • Suhas Kulkarni, Director of Engineering – This week’s highest profile hire, Kulkarni was the group manager – database platforms, enterprise search at Oracle.
  • Vannessa Gonzales, Recruiting Coordinator – Finally Gonzales was the staffing coordinator at Apple.


  • Sushanth Ramesh, Solutions Engineer – Ramesh comes to InMobi from the Belgian Technical Cooperation.
  • Julien Theodose, Sales Manager France & EME –  Theodose was assistant responsable de clientèle pôle mobile at HAVAS DIGITAL.

Millennial Media

  • Michelle Tan, Office Manager – Tan was previously an executive assistant at Yahoo!

Natural Motion

  • Rushil Shetty, Programmer – Shetty comes to Natural Motion from Dynamo Games, where he was a game programmer.


  • Oliver Church, Advertising Operations Manager – And finally, a single hire for Tapjoy. Church was previously a web content manager/analyst for Mercedes-Benz UK at Digital Annexe.

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