PTW Appoints New Chief Operating Officer and Chief Product Officer to Executive Team
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PTW, the industry-leading video games and tech services outsourcer, today announced the appointment of Kasturi Rangan and Andy Emery to their C-Suite.
Andy Emery has been with PTW for five years and is stepping into the role of Chief Operating Officer. Andy joined PTW in 2015 through the acquisition of his company SIDE, which transformed PTW’s audio line of business. In 1997, Andy founded SIDE in London along with Phil Evans and Steve Parker with the mission of bringing world class voice performances to video game productions. SIDE found great success in that mission, working on many of the industries’ best loved franchises and being recognized with ten Industry Excellence Awards along the way. SIDE was acquired by PTW in 2015 and Andy became an integral part of the PTW executive team. Initially, Andy oversaw the opening of two new SIDE locations, in Los Angeles and Shanghai and became Vice President of Strategy and Innovation. His most recent role included managing the entire European region as President of Europe for PTW.
“PTW is thrilled to have Andy as a part of our executive team,” said Deborah Kirkham, CEO of PTW. “Andy is immensely creative and is also a force for reason in a complex, and often disorderly, global business landscape. His broad industry and entrepreneurial experience is particularly unique, and we benefit from his vision and depth of expertise daily. We’re honored to welcome him to the C-Suite and look forward to his continued contributions to PTW.”
Kasturi Rangan joins Andy in his appointment to the C-Suite, advancing to the role of Chief Product Officer. Rangan has been an integral part of PTW for nearly a decade, significantly growing and leading operations across the Quality Assurance, Innovation, and the Customer Experience line of business. In his most recent role at PTW, Rangan was the Regional President, leading the North American and India operations. He was also recently appointed as the CEO of PTW’s new game and product development brand, Orange Rock Studios. In his role as CPO of PTW, Rangan will oversee the product innovation and transformation arm for PTW globally.
“The best CPOs are visionaries of the future and evangelists for great product; Rangan is both. Rangan is the voice of innovation and a power for disruption at PTW; he is the natural choice as our CPO, and I welcome Rangan to the C-Suite,” said Deborah Kirkham.
Kirkham concluded, “With these two new appointments, PTW is now poised to move into a bright and successful future. Rangan and Andy bring very different and necessary voices to our team of leaders and we are already working together to build the future of PTW and the future of gaming.”
PTW is a leading games, digital entertainment and interactive media solutions provider with 16 offices in 10 countries worldwide. Our range of services include quality assurance, localization, customer experience, engineering and development services, and audio production services. PTW brings 25 years’ experience and the infrastructure to create customized support for projects and clients of all sizes.
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