Masaru Harada Promoted to Chief Corporate Development Officer at PTW

LOS ANGELES, California — February 15: PTW, an enterprise games services company powering the technical and creative services for many of the largest developers and studios around the world, today announced that effective immediately, Masaru “Mikey” Harada has been promoted to Chief Corporate Development Officer (CCDO). In his new role, Harada will spearhead inorganic growth for the PTW family of brands, acting as the main strategic stakeholder for the company’s merger and acquisition opportunities. Harada will report directly to PTW’s CEO, Deborah Kirkham. 

“After leading a seamless acquisition of VIBE Avenue and with a promising lineup of prospects for 2024, Mikey has established himself as the ideal Chief Corporate Development Officer for PTW – this promotion is well deserved,” expressed Deborah Kirkham, CEO of PTW. “Mikey has been a trusted advisor to me for over a decade now; I have full confidence in his capabilities and want to congratulate him on his new position within my executive team.” 

With over 30 years’ experience in marketing, business management, and international business development, Harada joined PTW in 2009 as Head of the Global Business Division, playing a key role in establishing the company’s international footprint. Most recently he served as Chief Liaison Officer, developing strategies to utilize synergies across the full family of PTW brands. 

“I’m honored and truly grateful for the trust and recognition extended to me by Deborah and the PTW executive leadership team,” stated Harada on his promotion. “In my new role as CCDO, I’m fully committed to further expanding our company and our core competencies in new ways to drive increased revenue and grow shareholder value.”


About PTW:
PTW is an enterprise games services company, providing technical and creative services to many of the largest developers and studios around the world. Founded in Japan in 1994, PTW has grown to become a global force in the gaming industry, with over 40 studios in 16 countries worldwide and offices across North America, Europe, India, South America, and Asia. Our industry-leading services include art production, game development quality assurance, player support, community management, localization, localization QA, audio production, and data collection. The PTW family of brands includes SIDE, 1518 Studios, entalize, Delfi Sound, and OR Esports. For more information, visit