Ubisoft Toronto Managing Director Jade Raymond Departs After A Decade

by Mike Futter on Oct 20, 2014 at 06:01 AM

Jade Raymond, head of Ubisoft’s Toronto studio, has announced her departure from the company. Raymond, who served as a producer on the original Assassin’s Creed, has been with Ubisoft since 2004.

"[Ubisoft] and Jade Raymond have agreed to pursue future opportunities separately," a statement from the publisher says. "Alexandre Parizeau, a founding team member of the Ubisoft Toronto studio, replaces Raymond as managing director."

In addition to her work on the original Assassin's Creed, Raymond served as an executive producer on Assassin's Creed II and Watch Dogs. Ubisoft Toronto’s last title, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, performed well critically.

Alexandre Parizeau has been with the Ubisoft Toronto studio since its founding. He worked with Raymond as a senior producer on Splinter Cell: Blacklist and also worked on 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.”


Our Take
Jade Raymond's departure is a blow to the studio and the publisher. We're eager to find out what she'll be doing next, and we'll update as soon as we have more information.