Ubisoft Toronto Founder, Jade Raymond, Departs To Pursue New Opportunities
After ten years with Ubisoft, Jade Raymond is departing the company to pursue new opportunities. Raymond was producer for the first Assassin’s Creed title and served as executive director for Assassin’s Creed II, Watch_Dogs, and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist. She founded the Ubisoft Toronto studio and serves as its managing director until Alexandre Parizeau takes over on October 29. Raymond commented:
“I’ve spent 10 extraordinary years at Ubisoft, and I am proud to have been part of many of the best teams in the industry making truly remarkable games. This is one of the hardest decisions of my career, but the Toronto studio is strong and on a solid path. I’m confident that now is a good time for me to transition leadership of the studio to Alex and to pursue my other ambitions and new opportunities. Stay tuned for more on what’s next for me, but for now, I’d like to thank Ubisoft for its partnership through the years, and I wish them the very best in all their next endeavors.”
Parizeau has been in the gaming industry for over 15 years and prior to stepping up as the new managing director for Ubisoft Toronto, he is a founding core member of the company and has shown strong leadership and team building skills. He has served as senior producer for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist, and producer for both Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction and Rainbow Six Vegas.