Cherbak is a veteran of the gaming industry,“Cherbak has worked in the games industry as a staffing professional for over 10 years, and previously as senior international recruiter for Disney Feature Animation.She has developed and implemented candidate strategies and recruiting campaigns for a broad cross-section of top game clients such as Activision, Disney, Electronic Arts, LucasArts, NCsoft, Sony and THQ.
Cherbak has been a regular speaker at GDC’s Game Career Seminar series around the U.S., plus a five-year advisory board member and speaker at SXSW Screenburn/SXSW Interactive.
Cherbak is currently co-producer of Boston Festival of Indie Games, and has provided production and publicity support to indie game events IndieCade and Fantastic Arcade. She is former chairperson for IGDA Women in Games SIG, and a former committee chair for Women in Games International. She was previously Senior Staffing Specialist for Irrational Games and Senior Talent Acquisition Manager for Tencent Boston.”
David Smith, managing director of Interactive Selection, states, “We already represent a global marketplace in the games space, but recognize the need to better support our existing clients by reaching out to a deeper community of qualified job candidates in North America.
By establishing an on-the-ground presence there, we have access to a broad swath of both candidates and clients. And there was no question that Fiona Cherbak was the right person to put this objective in place for our firm. We are looking forward to having a bigger presence across the U.S. and Canada.”