Tuesday, May 29, 2012
THQ Taps Naughty Dog's Rubin In Restructuring Effort
Agoura Hills-based THQ said Monday afternoon that it is in a "major" leadership restructuring, and has set Jason Rubin as President of the firm. Ribin is the co-founder of game developer Naughty Dog, and co-created that firm's popular “Crash Bandicoot” and “Jak and Daxter” titles. THQ said Rubin will report to Brian Farrell, the company's Chairman and CEO, and that former EVP of Core Games Danny Bilson is leaving to "pursue other interests." The company also has appointed Jason Kay as Chief Strategy Officer. In addition to co-founding Naughty Dog, Rubin also was co-founder of Flektor, which was acquired by Fox Interactive Media in 2007. Kay was co-founder of Flektor, and also served at such firms as Activision, Columbia House and Home Box Office.