Improbable has announced a pair of hires this week, picking up their first chief legal officer and chief financial officer to support their attempts at rapid expansion.
Their new chief legal officer is Rob Miller, who comes to Improbable from mobile entertainment outfit King, where he has the last five years as King’s chief legal officer and corporate secretary. Miller supported the business through their IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in March 2014. He was also a key part of King’s acquisition by Activision Blizzard Inc, a deal worth $5.9bn.
Michael Bannon is stepping into the newly-created role of chief financial officer to oversee Improbable’s financial strategies. Bannon is joining from the private investment firm TPG Capital, where he was serving as the principal and head of consumer. Before TPG Capital, where he stayed for 12 years, Bannon worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at Morgan Stanley.
These top-level hires follow in the wake of Improbable’s recent US expansion, where they opened a San Francisco office in January this year.