India based Mobile Game Developer Moonfrog Labs announced the appointment of Deepa Naidu as the Director of Human Resources. Deepa, who was previously leading the talent development at GSN, has over 13 years of experience in people development and talent management across fast paced gaming companies. At Moonfrog Labs, she will play a pivotal role in nurturing and developing a strong talent pool to propel the company through its next stage of growth.
Commenting on the development, Tanay Tayal, Co-founder of Moonfrog Labs said, “I am pleased to have Deepa on board. Her rich experience will be of immense value to Moonfrog Labs, helping us with our vision of building a “Center of Excellence”. We are growing at a very fast pace and building a world class team by attracting top-notch talent across product, engineering, game design and art. 2017 will be critical in further building a team that can help us develop new games for the India market and bring more fun gameplay experiences to millions of Indian mobile users.”
“Earlier this year, Mark Skaggs, creator of Farmville, joined our Board at Moonfrog and is leading all our new game development initiatives. Deepa’s addition to the team will boost our efforts in getting more such strategic hires and help us scale faster and more efficiently”, he added.
Moonfrog Labs is a Bangalore-based mobile games company, founded in 2013 by industry veterans, who in the past have helped develop lead games at Zynga like Mafia Wars, Bubble Safari, Castleville, and Empires & Allies amongst others. They are the creator of the popular Indian poker game ‘Teen Patti Gold’ which has been downloaded over 20 Million times.
Deeply passionate about building world class team and cultures, Deepa has previously worked with several high growth gaming companies including GSN Games India, Zynga and Electronic Arts. At GSN, she was responsible for managing growth, leading culture change, and delivering high quality and innovative talent programs and practices. During her stint in Zynga, she played a key role in leading the people agenda and spearheaded their expansion from a handful of employees to a team of over 400 over a period of three years.
Speaking on her appointment, Deepa Naidu said, “I am extremely excited to join Moonfrog as the organization gears up for its next spurt of growth. I’ve been deeply engaged with this industry – and Moonfrog is one of the most innovative players in this space today. The company has tremendous potential, great talent and a fast growth culture. It would be my pleasure to partner with the team and build on the strong foundation already laid by them in the last few years.”