Jam City hires Humble, Zakari to senior roles

Newly rebranded Jam City bolsters ranks with two hires

Following last month’s rebranding, Jam City — formerly known as SGN Games — have hired former Linden Lab CEO and Electronic Arts EVP Rod Humble. Humble has previous experience working closely with EA’s The Sims before overseeing development of Second Life while at Linden Labs

Humble is currently the designer is residence at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, but will be bringing 25 years of games experience to his new role at Jam City, which will see him overseeing the management and development of Jam City’s properties, including five of the top 100 highest grossing U.S mobile games.

They’ve also hired Robert Zakari, former General Counsel and EVP of e-commerce company The Lucky Group. He’ll be taking up the role of Jam City’s General Counsel and EVP of corporate development.

In a canned statement, studio co-founder and CEO Chris Dewolfe said: “With Rod, we’re getting an accomplished artist and a manager with 25 years of excellence and success,” DeWolfe said, in a statement. “Robert is a triple threat: he’s got more experience than the general counsel of any private tech startup in Los Angeles. Plus, he’s a seasoned deal negotiator with a creative approach to corporate development.”

Zakari, similarly, has two decades of experience of experience in the tech industry.

South Korea’s Netmarble Games invested $130 million into Jam City in 2014. The company’s games, including Cookie Jam, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff and Marvel Avengers Academy, have been downloaded more than 800 million times, with 50 million players each month.

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