IMVU Recognized as Best Place to Work in the Bay Area by San Francisco Business Times and San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal for Third Consecutive Year
Company also hires new chief product officer Serdar Copur from Disney and Electronic Arts
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- May 1, 2012 -- IMVU, an online social game company where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create and play games with their friends, today announced that the company has been recognized by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal as one of the top 25 best places to work in the Bay Area for 2012 for companies with 101-500 employees. IMVU was recognized for this honor in 2010 and 2011. IMVU is also proud to announce the hire of its new chief product officer, Serdar Copur.
The annual rankings compiled by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal select the top 125 companies to work for in the Bay Area. Employees in each organization completed an online questionnaire to rank the company’s culture, professional development, benefits and management practices
“We’re honored to be recognized for the third consecutive year,” said Cary Rosenzweig, chief executive officer of IMVU. “We work hard to give our employees an environment where they can create their best work.”
Serdar Copur recently joined IMVU as senior vice president and chief product officer. Previously, he served as Executive Producer and General Manager for Disney Mobile in Palo Alto. Serdar has worked at Electronic Arts, Apple Computer, Maxis Software, Cryptic Studios and the Walt Disney Company. Serdar worked on some of the most successful franchises in gaming history, such as SimCity, the Sims, City of Heroes and Tap Tap Revenge.
“Serdar’s background in gaming and entertainment will help lead IMVU further into the online gaming space,” said Cary Rosenzweig. “We will continue to hire top talent with gaming experience.”
“I look forward to infusing my passion for innovative games and cultivating a great consumer experience into the product development efforts at IMVU,” said Copur. “IMVU has a wonderful culture, and I now understand why it’s a best place to work.”
About IMVU, Inc.
IMVU, Inc. (pl.imvu.com) is an online social game where members use 3D avatars to meet new people, chat, create and play games with their friends. IMVU has over 50 million registered users. IMVU has the world’s largest virtual goods catalog of more than six million items, almost all of which are created by its own members. Founded in 2004, IMVU is backed by venture investors Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners and Best Buy Capital and is located in Mountain View, CA. For more information, please visit http://pl.imvu.com/jobs