Interactive Selection, the game industry’s first and only global game recruitment firm, confirmed the opening of their new North American division, headed by senior game staffing professional, Fiona Cherbak. Cherbak will be serving as Director of U.S. Operations for the agency.
Cherbak will support the talent acquisition needs of current Interactive Selection clients, while identifying and driving new business and strategic partner relationships in the U.S. and Canada. She will provide career development opportunities for job candidates in the North American market, as well as in foreign territories.
David Smith, managing director of Interactive Selection, states, “We already represent a global marketplace in the games space, but recognize the need to better support our existing clients by reaching out to a deeper community of qualified job candidates in North America. By establishing an on-the-ground presence there, we have access to a broad swath of both candidates and clients. And there was no question that Fiona Cherbak was the right person to put this objective in place for our firm. We are looking forward to having a bigger presence across the U.S. and Canada.”
Cherbak has worked in the games industry as a staffing professional for over 10 years, and previously as senior international recruiter for Disney Feature Animation. She has developed and implemented candidate strategies and recruiting campaigns for a broad cross-section of top game clients such as Activision, Disney, Electronic Arts, LucasArts, NCsoft, Sony and THQ. Cherbak has been a regular speaker at GDC’s Game Career Seminar series around the U.S., plus a five-year advisory board member and speaker at SXSW Screenburn/SXSW Interactive.
Cherbak is currently co-producer of Boston Festival of Indie Games, and has provided production and publicity support to indie game events IndieCade and Fantastic Arcade. She is former chairperson for IGDA Women in Games SIG, and a former committee chair for Women in Games International. She was previously Senior Staffing Specialist for Irrational Games and Senior Talent Acquisition Manager for Tencent Boston.
Based on a 16-year history serving over 200 clients around the world, Interactive Selection is a market-leading global search and recruitment company in games and interactive entertainment. Based in London , and offering a network of offices to support the hiring needs of their diverse clientele, Interactive Selection develops and maintains a vast community of qualified candidates through its extensive online presence, including social media, news groups, bulletin boards and trade events.