Playdom Hires Former Yahoo! and Microsoft Executive

Playdom, one of the largest social games creators on the web, announced today that they are hiring David Sobeski, a former Microsoft and Yahoo! executive, as their new Chief Technology Officer. David has been responsible for Yahoo’s data strategies and Microsoft mobility and Java strategies. He brings significant technological expertise to the social gaming sphere.

Playdom has been making a series of acquisitions and key hires lately, starting when John Pleasants former Electronic Arts COO defected to become the Playdom CEO. The company went on to secure funding and then acquire Three Melon games and Offbeat Creations. Time will tell how Sobeski will play out for the team, but it seems like Playdom has its sights set on creating a large, stable technological infrastructure for the 100 million registered players that live across their games.

The press release has some more information about David:

David is a lifelong gamer, cutting his teeth on the Atari 2600 and playing games on every console, PC and Mac. In his spare time David writes fun casual games for his own enjoyment on his iPhone.

“We are proud to have one of the finest engineering groups in the Valley and after months of searching we’ve found someone worthy to lead it,” says John Pleasants, CEO. “David brings tremendous value to the company, and we’re thrilled to have him on board. Through his focus on creating great products for users, his patents and acquisitions, David has been one of the leaders of the technology industry for the past 20 years and we’re excited to witness his expertise first-hand.”

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