PopCap Hires New CTO

April 14th, 2010 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

Popcap-games PopCap Games has hired Frits Habermann as their new Chief Technology Officer. Following his career at Adobe, he will now be responsible for the technology strategy and vision of PopCap Games.

With over 20 years at Adobe, Frits can be called a real veteran. In his latest position at Adobe, he served as VP of Core Technologies. Before his career at Adobe, he worked at Real Networks.

“We’re thrilled to have Frits joining our management team and overseeing the company's technology strategies and direction, which are key to our long-term success,” said Allard. “Frits brings strong leadership and deep management experience, with a long history of products that focus on the user experience as it relates to technology and vice versa. His passion for gaming, combined with his background leading the technology group at Adobe, makes him a natural fit for PopCap as we expand our own cross-platform offerings to stake out a leadership position in social gaming and emerging technologies like the iPad.”

“I'm really excited to be part of such a vibrant, creative, fun technology company here at PopCap,” Habermann said. “PopCap has created a flourishing business model by mixing creative passion with technological excellence, and I'm looking forward to helping the company scale its rapidly growing technology vision on a diverse set of platforms. I'm particularly looking forward to applying my experience with Flash and growing large technical organizations to PopCap's plans in the social gaming arena, where there's still so much to be learned and created.”

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