Music Metaverse Platform PIXELYNX Announces Five New Hires and a New Group Strategy Advisor

The new hires have extensive experience in the gaming, creative, and music industries.
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Quick take:

  • Former Web2 gaming, creative and music industry veterans have joined PIXELYNX.
  • Former CEO of Tidal, Richard Sanders, has been appointed Group Strategy Advisor at PIXELYNX.
  • The metaverse music platform has been making several new hires over the last month.

Music metaverse platform, PIXELYNX, founded by groundbreaking electronic musicians and Joel Zimmerman aka deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman, today announced five new hires with decades of experience in the gaming, creative, and music industries.

In addition to these new hires, PIXELYNX has also appointed Richard Sanders as Group Strategy Advisor. Sanders will be a key member of the PIXELYNX Advisory Board. He was most recently the CEO of music streaming service, Tidal, which was acquired by fintech company Square for $279 million in March 2021.

The latest hires of PIXELYNX have made the jump from Web2 platforms to Web3. They include Paul Joffe, COO; Steve Wakeman, head of production; Zac Alcampo, creative director; Pal Chohan, VP of audio systems and music; and Jaime Valls Vigil, games system designer.

Paul Joffe has more than 20 years of experience building games. He was the GM of Games at Sony Pictures Entertainment where he worked his way up from head of product. Joffe replaces former COO Fabien Rossini, and is tasked with nurturing alignment and collaboration across all departments.

Steve Wakeman is a BAFTA-winning industry veteran with more than 18 years of experience in production and management. He has previously worked for Codemasters, Inspired Gaming Group, and PM Connect. In his new role, he is charged with overseeing every aspect of the production process, harnessing the latest technologies to improve workflow and keep the game launch on schedule.

Zac Alcampo is a game designer with 17 years of experience on console and mobile. He was previously a world and systems designer and product owner at online game developer and publisher, Wargaming, for two years. He brings a wealth of conceptual storytelling experience to his new role of Creative Director and is tasked with creating the look and feel of the worlds that artists and fans will inhabit in ELYNXIR and revealing the lore behind the experiences.

Having most recently served as product manager for music research and development at TikTok, Chohan brings with him an extensive background in music and audio technology. He has previously worked for the BBC as a product manager, and was also co-founder of music technology startup SendMusic.

Previously, a senior game designer at Blackmouth Games, Coatsink, and FunFair Technologies, Jaime Valls Vigil takes on the games system designer role to develop and design ELYNXIR game systems and brings a solid understanding of animation fundamentals and visual narrative to the PIXELYNX team.

“All five new PIXELYNX hires, along with Richard Sanders, bring with them crucial skills and forward-thinking approaches to technology, gaming, Web3, music and business,” says PIXELYNX Co-founder and CEO Inder Phull. “With their many years of experience working for some of the most influential and established companies in the world, their expertise will be essential to the continued success of PIXELYNX.”

Last week, PIXELYNX appointed Kimberly Knoller as its new chief marketing officer. She was previously the CMO of SongVest, an SEC REGA+ qualified music royalty platform that allows fans to invest in music.

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