UK, Cambridge, 7th September, 2009– Jagex Games Studio, the UK’s largest independent games developer and publisher, today promoted Rob Smith to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer.
Rob joined Jagex’s player support team in 2003 as the thirty-third employee and has subsequently held a number of senior management roles within the organisation, serving most recently as an Operations Manager. As Chief Operating Officer, Rob will oversee all operational aspects of game development for Jagex’s various Games. In addition to managing Jagex’s existing titles, Rob will work alongside Jagex’s Executive Team developing future titles and growing the already significant player community.
“Rob’s appointment as Chief Operating Officer is in recognition of his sustained positive contribution to the Jagex family over the last 6 years,” said Mark Gerhard, Jagex CEO.“I can’t think of anything nicer than developing and promoting talent from within and I have every confidence that Rob will continue to excel in his new position.”
About Jagex Games Studio
Jagex Games Studio is a world leading developer of high quality browser-based games and is the largest independent games developer and publisher in the UK, with some 400 staff across two studios in Cambridge, England.
Built almost exclusively on Jagex’s own proprietary technologies; Jagex has proved its effectiveness with its popular browser-based game, RuneScape, currently the world’s most popular free-to-play MMO, and FunOrb, Jagex’s captivating browser games website.
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