Kabam Hires Former GameStop Exec Chris Petrovic As Head Of Corporate Development


Kabam keeps making things happen. Following hot on the heels of its acquisition of Phoenix Age, Kabam announced yesterday that it had hired Chris Petrovic, most recently general manager of GameStop Digital Ventures, to become its head of corporate development.

Petrovic’s new job will have a dual focus. One part will be finding more acquisitions that make sense for Kabam, which has absorbed several smaller game studios over the past few years. The press release announcing the hire hinted at “larger and more transformative acquisitions,” so Kabam may have its eyes on even bigger moves going forward.

His other important job duty will be managing the company’s deals with Hollywood studios that have led to past hits like Kabam’s Fast & Furious and The Hobbit games.

“Chris is the perfect choice to help take Kabam through its next growth stage,”  Kabam COO Kent Wakeford said in a press release. “His deep knowledge of the free-to-play games space, coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit will be a great addition to our leadership team.”

Petrovic previously served as vice president of digital media at Playboy Enterprises and vice president of business development at American Greetings Interactive, but he sounds excited to help Kabam continue its success.

“I’m a big believer in the core gamer, and have watched Kabam grow into the market leader it is today by creating fantastic games for that passionate audience,” Petrovic said. “I can’t wait to leverage my experience with the world-class team at Kabam to build on that great foundation.”