Unity has finally appointed a new CEO following the resignation of John Riccitiello last year. Here is everything to know about the executive.

Matthew Bromberg (right)

  • As Unity announced in a blog post, Matthew Bromberg will become chief executive officer, president, and a member of the board. His appointment takes effect on May 15.
  • James M. Whitehurst, who took on the role as interim CEO after Riccitiello’s resignation, has been appointed executive chair of the Unity Board. He will succeed Roelof Botha, who will again become lead independent director of the board.
  • According to a new SEC filing, Bromberg received a sign-on bonus of $2 million and an annual base salary of $850k (plus a target bonus of 100% of this amount). In addition, he was awarded with 1.036 million restricted stock units and an option to purchase 1 million shares in Unity.
  • “I am thrilled to join Unity as it embraces its next chapter,” Bromberg said. “I look forward to working with Jim [Whitehurst], the Board, and the incredible people of Unity to provide the best integrated platform for creators to bring great games and experiences to their audiences globally while also helping accelerate the Company’s revenue growth and profitability.”

Matthew Bromberg has over 20 years of experience in the games industry. In the 2000s, he was president and CEO of esports organization Major League Gaming.

He also spent over four years at Electronic Arts. Between May 2012 and December 2014, Bromberg served as group general manager at BioWare, where he helped transitioned Star Wars: The Old Republic to a free-to-play model. After that, he became SVP of strategy and operations at EA Mobile, leading teams that worked on mobile titles based on the franchises such as Plants v. Zombies, The Sims, FIFA, and The Simpsons.

Bromberg’s most recent endeavors include his nearly six-year run at Zynga, where he served as chief operating officer. He helped increased the company’s valuation by more than $10 billion, leading to its $12.7 billion sale to Take-Two.

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