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creator Turbine has added a new VP of corporate and business development in Glu Mobile vet Nate Jones, the company announced today.
Jones will oversee the company's content and licensing partnerships globally, and will also be responsible for heading up Turbine's joint ventures and merger and acquisition prospects.
Prior to joining Turbine, Jones was VP of strategy and corporate development at Glu Mobile, where he headed up the company's acquisitions of Mig and Superscape, among other initiatives focused on iPhone and other platforms. He's also been a VP at analyst firm Lazard with a focus on media and technology.
Turbine president and CEO Jim Crowley says Jones' dealmaking experience will be "crucial" as the company looks to expand.
"We continue to add firepower to our senior team and Nate’s strong record both as an investment banker and as a senior executive in the gaming industry will be a great asset to our growing business and we are delighted to have him join our team," says Crowley.