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Neil Haldar is hired as Streamline Media Group, VP of publishing | Jobs Roundup

Former 2K Games head of finance David Boutry becomes TLM Partners CFO and DPS Games' studio director Chris Mehers becomes COO of FuturLab

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Neil Haldar | Streamline Media Group VP of publishing

During the month of January business development executive, Neil Haldar was hired as vice president of publishing for Streamline Media Group.

He has spent 30 years in the games industry and the last six years at Haldar providing clients consultancy services for mobile, games, and entertainment markets. Throughout his career he's worked for and held various roles at companies such as GREE, Sierra On-Line, and GT Interactive.

Haldar joined on as Streamline veteran Stefan Baier was promoted to executive vice president of publishing.

"I am happy to join the Streamline team in this period of incredible growth for the company and the industry," said Haldar.

"Accelerating Streamline's existing publishing and live ops capabilities layers into Streamline's future and growing publishing efforts."

David Boutry | TLM Partners CFO

Former 2K Games senior vice president of finance David Boutry joins TLM Partners as chief financial officer.

Boutry brings with him 25 years of games industry experience with a focus on company finances. He's spent 16 years of his work history with 2K Games as a founding member of the gaming firm. He was brought on alongside Ed Lin, who steps into the role of TLM chief marketing officer.

"The decades of industry experience that David and Ed bring to the table will be vital to creating a strong foundation from which we can continue to build," said TLM Partners CEO and founder Jake Hawley.

Chris Mehers | FuturLab chief operating officer

DPS Games' studio director Chris Mehers joins FuturLab as its new chief operating officer.

Mehers new role will have him overseeing the wellbeing of the company's staff as well commercial and business opportunities.

He has worked in the games industry for over 20 years in leadership positions across companies such as Playfire, Edge Case Games, and Greenman Gaming.

"Chris brings decades of experience and a well-honed people-first sensibility that we needed in a COO," said FuturLab's founder and co-CEO James Marsden.

"Having spent the last six months working together, witnessing how Chris treats individuals, I believe he is perfectly suited to help FuturLab reach its goals, whilst still remaining true to the core values and creative processes we have developed over the last 18 years."

Other job appointments around the industry include:

Nick Ethan | Streamline Media Group, chief product officer
Previously:, technical founder

Marko Kovacevic | Streamline Media Group, chief operating officer
Previously: Signet World, chief executive officer

Josh Burns | Fun Plus Sr. Director, business development for North America
Previously: DigitalDevConnect, speaker and founder

Ryan You | Galaxy Interactive partner and managing director
Previously: Aream and Co, interactive entertainment investment banking lead

Jeff Goodsill | OtherSide Entertainment, general manager
Previously: Dailybreak CP, vice president

Alejandro del Horno | Mimimi Games, QA lead
Previously: Deep Silver (Koch Media), QA project manager

James Davis | Naughty Dog, production coordinator
Previously: Scanline VFX, visual effects coordinator

Jason Hayes | Imagendary Studios, audio director
Previously: Traega Entertainment, audio director

Matt Cordner | Imagendary Studios, senior technical artist
Previously: Blizzard Entertainment, senior in-game technical artist

Alex Cortes | PlayHeartstone, VFX artist
Previously: Blizzard Entertainment, VFX artist

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