Jade Raymond, who most know from her work on the Assassin’s Creed series, has left Ubisoft Toronto after 10 years. She will be replaced as managing director by Alexandre Parizeau who is a founding member of the Ubisoft Toronto studio.
“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,” said Jade Raymond. “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.”
During her time at the studio, Jade Raymond was the producer of the original Assassin’s Creed as well as the executive producer for Assassin’s Creed II, Watch Dogs and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. She opened the Ubisoft Toronto studio which will now be headed by Alexandre Parizeau. Parizeau was the senior producer on Splinter Cell: Blacklist and producer on Splinter Cell: Conviction and Rainbow Six: Vegas.
“On behalf of Ubisoft, I’d like to thank Jade for her leadership and many contributions over the years, and wish her all the best in her next adventures,” said Yannis Mallat, CEO of Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto. “The Toronto studio is a key part of the Ubisoft global network, and Alex has been at the heart of the studio’s growth over the years. He was the obvious choice to lead this talented group of people as they continue to develop amazing games.”
We wish Jade Raymond good luck on her future endeavors.