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Oculus hires former Valve business guru Jason Holtman

Oculus hires former Valve business guru Jason Holtman


From Valve to Microsoft to Oculus

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Oculus VR's hiring spree continues, as today the company announced that it has hired former Valve business guru Jason Holtman. Holtman most recently worked at Microsoft — though his tenure was short lived — but is best known for his work at Valve, where he served as director of business development, helping turn Steam into the massive platform that it is today. It sounds like his role at Oculus will be similar, with the company stating that Holtman will spearhead "the business development and partnership side of the Oculus platform."

That will include working with Oculus' recently formed publishing arm to help bring more developers to the budding VR platform. "I'm looking forward to helping shape the transformative experiences that inspire the next generation of developers," says Holtman. His hiring is just one of many that Oculus has made in the wake of being acquired by Facebook, and he's among several former Valve employees to join the VR firm. In March, Oculus hired Michael Abrash, Valve's chief scientist, to work on the technology side of the business.