Games industry veteran Jade Raymond has been named a vice president of Google.
Raymond announced the news over Twitter today. “I’m excited to finally be able to share that I have joined Google as VP!” wrote Raymond.
She didn’t clarify what her role would be as one of the company’s vice presidents.
Raymond got her start in the game industry as a programmer for Sony. She went on to work at Electronic Arts, then as a correspondent for The Electric Playground, and finally Ubisoft Montreal, where she was the producer of “Assassin’s Creed.” She went on to serve as the executive producer of “Assassin’s Creed 2,” “Watch Dogs” and “Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist.”
She helped open the Ubisoft Toronto Studio and served as its managing director, helping to expand the studio. In 2015 Raymond joined EA and founded the Montreal-based Motive Studios. She left EA last year. In January 2019, she received the Legend award at the 8th Annual New York Game Awards.
Raymond was named to the Variety 500 list last year for her impact on the video game and entertainment industries.
Google will be hosting a keynote during this year’s Game Developers Conference. While Google has attended the conference and hosted events at the annual gathering since 2010, this will be the first time the company is holding a keynote. It’s unclear what the keynote will discuss, but the RSVP for the event says it is for “Google’s announcement” and a video posted today said it’s for the company to unveil its vision for the future of video games.