Roblox continues global growth plans with triple Silicon Valley exec hire

“These three executives have experience and insights navigating and scaling technology companies large and small that will be essential to our continued success.”
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Global social play-platform, Roblox has tapped three Silicon Valley veterans to join its senior staff and help lead the firm to its next step of expansion.

The new team tasked with scaling the staff and product that supports the platform includes Jennifer Hedding as chief people officer, Daniel Williams as VPO of corporate and production engineering and Matt Kaufman as VP of product for platform at Roblox.

Each brings more than 20 years of experience working for a large cross-section of both early-stage start-ups as well as established tech icons in Silicon Valley.

Williams will now be leading the evolution of Roblox’s high-scale social platform to support a growing community of over 64 million monthly active players. Meanwhile, as VP for product for platform, Kaufman will be responsible for directing the company’s overall strategic vision for discovery, monetization, international expansion and child safety.

“Roblox has experienced massive growth over the past two years and is at an important juncture in the company’s history that will define our future,” said David Baszucki, CEO and founder, Roblox.

“We need senior leadership to help us create a safe, reliable platform for developers to build world-class experiences that can subsequently be enjoyed by our growing, international user community.

“These three executives have experience and insights navigating and scaling technology companies large and small that will be essential to our continued success.”

Roblox is now well-positioned to continue its growth and popularity among its growing community of over 64 million monthly active players and 1.9 million developers.

The platform recently introduced Xbox cross-platform capabilities andupgraded its VR experience for users with Vive and Ociulus support.


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