Rovio Toronto preparing to take flight

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Brendan Sinclair

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When Julie Beaugrand first talked with Rovio, she wasn’t expecting the conversation to end with her being named VP and head of studio for the Angry Birds maker’s brand-new Toronto development office.

“I was originally applying for another position, so this wasn’t in the original plan,” Beaugrand tells GamesIndustry.biz. “But what happened when I was talking to a number of their people — including people on the board — was that we really found we were kindred spirits. What really attracted me to Rovio were the values and the way they go about things; their strategy with their people

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