Buena Vista Games, the interactive entertainment arm of the Walt Disney Company, is expanding its top tier management team with the creation of two new executive vice president positions.
The role of vice president of strategic development and interaction goes to Raj Murari, who joined Disney in 1996 and has spent the last year working as VP of finance for global softlines and global toys at Disney Consumer Products.
Murari's responsibilities will include formulating strategies, seeking out new business opportunities and managing the global operational integration of BVG's expansion initiatives. He will also establish BVG in Asia.
Mark Meyers takes on the role of vice president of internal studios, and will oversee the growth of Avalanche Software in Salt Lake City and Propaganda Games in Vancouver. He will also be responsible for managing studio technologies, set strategies for technology sharing, and integrating resources into BVG operations.
Meyers worked for Midway for six years before moving to Redzone Studio and then SCEA's 989 Sports, where he was co-director. He has experience of working on games for PS2, PSP and PS3.
"As we continue to strengthen our internal games publishing operations, it was essential to add new positions in the areas of internal studios management, new business development and operational integration," said Graham Hopper, BVG's senior vice president and general manager.
"Raj Murari and Mark Meyers bring tremendous experience to the BVG executive team, from development studio operations to building and integrating new business acquisitions and partnerships globally."