The announcement follows Voodoo’s former CFO’s appointment as Homa Games’ VP of Finance & Legal. Further new hires to follow as the company continues its expansion.
Hubert Larenaudie has been appointed by Homa Games to serve as Senior strategic advisor for the French game publisher. As of July 1st, Larenaudie will advise on strategic projects and investment, with a special focus on developing the Asian market.
With extensive experience in the gaming industry and especially the APAC region, Hubert Larenaudie will hold an operational position and is expected to have a key role in defining the company’s growth strategy. The new board member has over 15 years of experience leading main gaming companies as Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts, Take Two as President and COO for those companies and was key in developing Unity’s APAC market turning it into the first region in terms of revenue and market share for the company.
About his new position at Homa Games, Larenaudie said:
“I rarely came to see a company with so much potential. The creative tech infrastructure that Homa has built is truly impressive and will help thousands of game developers to make games which will be loved by millions of people. Their fast production processes make them extremely agile executing any game genre from board to puzzle, casual and hypercasual”.
Earlier this year, Homa Games hired Romain Levrini as its new Vice President of Finance & Legal. Taking the new role in January 2021, Levrini is in charge of accompanying the company’s ambitious growth by leading its corporate development initiatives. As former CFO of Voodoo and consultant in Strategy & Transactions at EY, Levrini has developed a unique experience in mobile gaming, company scaling, and complex M&A processes.
Daniel Nathan, Homa Games CEO, said “Among other positions, Hubert was the previous General Manager Unity APAC, and the president of Take 2 Interactive for Asia. He is one the most senior executives in gaming and will bring his experience to Homa”. Regarding the company’s previous appointment, Nathan noted that “Romain is a seasoned executive with an impressive track record in creating value through both internal and external growth. He will be a valued member of the Homa executive team as we move forward in our mission to unlock the creativity of developers”.
In turn, Homa Games’ new VP added:
“It’s very rare to find a fit between a booming sector (+$300bn by 2025) and an ultra-ambitious team able to become the leader of this market. I’m convinced we are lucky enough to have those two elements here at Homa so now it’s our duty to catch this huge market opportunity as fast as we can. In such a fast-paced environment we will have to take risks and be bold. Of course, we will fail from time to time but we should cherish those failures and learn from them as if we’re not failing, we’re not trying hard enough”.
Back in February, the new hire was immediately followed by the announcement of a $15M seed round from Idinvest Partners, e.ventures, and renowned business angels to support M&A opportunities, build more powerful tech, and extend IPs portfolio with new strategic partnerships.
Growing at a fast pace, Homa Games has recently opened a new office in Lviv, Ukraine, to attract talent from this new gaming hub. The company has many open positions in Paris and Lviv.