381493 jobs roundup february 2023 jumpbutton studio hires jay ann lopez as coo

Jobs Roundup: February 2023 | JumpButton Studio hires Jay-Ann Lopez as COO

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Fortis Games expands its leadership with duo appointments, and Amber Studio adds to its executive team

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Jay-Ann Lopez | Chief operating officer, JumpButton Studio

JumpButton Studio has appointed Jay-Ann Lopez as its chief operating officer.

Lopez brings her career experience which includes founding the Black Girl Gamers foundation.

She’s served as the organization’s CEO since its establishment in 2015. The collective has gone on to provide mentorship, consulting, and pair Black influencers with brands across gaming.

“I love BGG and will be continuing my work there, however joining JBS represents a step I’ve always wanted in my career; to also impact work behind the screen at a gaming studio that is prioritizing DEI and actively working towards change in the industry,” said Lopez in her announcement.

Scott Lee
Scott Lee

Scott Lee | Senior vice president, Fortis Games

Video games publisher Forits has hired Scott Lee as senior vice president, people.

In the new role, Lee will focus on building a diverse and inclusive team.

His work experience includes a four-year stint at software developer Asana, where he served as head of talent acquisition.

He also worked at Uber as head of engineering sourcing. Lee was with the firm for three years.

“Last week, I started my new big challenge as SVP, People at Fortis Games! The vision to truly re-define what belonging means and how it is practiced was the opportunity of a lifetime for me,” he said on LinkedIn.

Jing Wang
Jing Wang

Jing Wang | Head of strategic programs, Fortis Games

Fortis Games also announced that it has recently appointed Jing Wang as head of strategic programs.

Wang previously worked as a general manager with game developer Phoenix Labs. She was with the studio for two years.

Her work history includes a six-year stint at Valorant maker Riot Games.

“I can’t wait to dig in with this team on how we grow a strong and thoughtful Fortis culture and scale effective design lane practices across a diverse group of developers,” Wang said in her announcement.

Andreea Enache Vlad Popovici
Left to right, Andrea Enache, Vlad Popovici

Amber Studio adds duo to executive team

Amber Studio has announced a pair of appointments to its leadership, as it hired Andrea Enache and Vlad Popovici.

Enache will step into the position of chief revenue officer, and Popovici will serve as chief marketing officer.

She has a 22-year career within the games industry. Enache’s worked at firms such as Marvel, Sony, and Konami.

“I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to join this community of artisans in delivering a positive impact on the gaming industry as a whole,” she said.

Popovici’s career history includes a 14-year stint at marketing agency Kubis.

“After more than 25 years of experience in tech and advertising, I am excited to join the Amber senior management team and the gaming industry,” he said.

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