Sumo doubles down on academia ties with key appointments

Sumo doubles down on academia ties with key appointments
Jake Habgood and Jenny Muhla

A newly appointed duo at Sumo Group sees the Sheffield-headquartered video games developer further nurture links between academia.

As Learning & Development Manager, Jenny Muhlwa will enhance and increase internal training across Sumo Digital, AtromHawk, Red Kite Games and The Chinese Room.

She brings over a decade of experience in staff development from brands including Wilko and Unipart.

Dr Jake Habgood, meanwhile, will build closer external relationships with education partners to strengthen Sumo’s talent pipeline as Director of Education partnerships.

He re-joins Sumo after ten years at Sheffield Hallam University where he founded Steel Minions game studio to provide work-based simulation for students.

“In addition to encouraging the personal growth of our staff, we have a strong desire to inspire and attract the next generation of video game development talent and provide them with every opportunity to build a lifelong career in games,” said COO Paul Porter.