Polygon Studios, a Web3 development company focused on Ethereum sidechain Polygon, has hired six executives from prominent tech and gaming companies like Amazon, Electronic Arts, and Riot Games.
Michael Blank from Electronic Arts is joining Polygon Studios as chief operating officer, and Young Ko is joining as chief financial officer from Penske Media, which includes among its brandsVariety and Rolling Stone.
Urvit Goel and Charnjit Bansi also are joining Polygon Studios, as VP of gaming business development and VP of game design, respectively.
Goel comes from Amazon, where he worked in business development for almost a decade. Bansi worked at Mythical Games, and before that at Call of Duty developers Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games.
Ben Watley, another gaming industry executive joining Polygon Studios from Electronic Arts, will focus on gaming strategy along with fellow new hire Will Matteson, who previously worked at NASA as a software engineer and Riot Games as a strategist.
Polygon Studios CEO Ryan Wyatt, who joined the company less than two months ago after leading YouTube’s Gaming division, said he’s “thrilled” with the hires.
I’m excited to share we are continuing to add incredible talent to the @polygonstudios team.
Our new COO is joining us from @EA where he has spent the last 19 years as their SVP Player Network. His team will be tasked w/ supporting the developer ecosystem building on @0xPolygonpic.twitter.com/OE6O2g4jSI
“The combined expertise and perspectives from both the traditional and blockchain industries will be invaluable in growing the developer ecosystem and bridging the gap between Web2 and Web3,” Wyatt said in a statement.