Unity Have Hired a New CEO

Unity have a tumultuous 2022-2023 that lead to the removal of long time CEO John Riccitiello, who was replaced by former Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, who set about refocusing Unity on game development, undoing many of the decisions Riccitiello had made as well as leading the restructuring the entire organization. It seems he is not remaining on as full time CEO as they have announced the hiring of ex-Zynga executive Mathew Bromberg as CEO, while Jim Whitehurst is moving to the chairman role on the Unity board of directors.

Details of the new CEO from Venture Beat:

Bromberg brings over 20 years of experience across the gaming industry, having previously served as Chief Operating Officer of leading mobile game developer and publisher Zynga, where he played a key role in the company’s turnaround, and was responsible for Zynga’s game studios globally, while also overseeing product development and design, technology, data, and analytics.

Bromberg also held multiple leadership roles at Electronic Arts, where he helped scale the company’s mobile division and led teams on four continents that built popular games across all major genres.

“I am thrilled to join Unity as it embraces its next chapter,” said Bromberg, in a statement. “I look forward to working with Jim, the Board, and the incredible people of Unity to provide the best integrated platform for creators to bring great games and experiences to their audiences globally while also helping accelerate the Company’s revenue growth and profitability.”

Unity will release first quarter 2024 financial results after the market close on May 9, 2024.

Bromberg is currently a senior advisor to Blackstone, a global alternative asset manager. He also sits on the board of directors of Bumble, where he has been a member of the audit committee; Monzo, a privately held, U.K.-chartered bank; and Blast, a privately held esports company.

From 2018 to 2021, he was on the board of directors of Fitbit, where he was a member of both the compensation and nominating and governance committees. Between August 2016 to November 2021, Bromberg served as COO at Zynga.

Prior to Zynga, he held various leadership roles at Electronic Arts including Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations of the company’s mobile division and Group General Manager for all BioWare studios worldwide. Earlier in his career, he pioneered the esports revolution as the President and CEO of Major League Gaming. Mr. Bromberg holds a B.A. in English from Cornell University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

You can learn more about the leadership changes and new CEO at Unity in the video below.

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