Ruwan Jayatilleke has been promoted to SVP Associate Publisher at Marvel, where he previously held the title of SVP, development and planning. Jayatilleke started his new job yesterday, tweeting:
Over the years, Jayatilleke has spearheaded a number of important initiatives at Marvel, including the Stephen King partnership, the Halo GN and tie-ins, and a number of digital and “motion comics” projects, including “N”, the Stephen King-based digital comic.
Marvel has been rocked by the loss of some top executives of late due to budget cuts, including COO Jim Sokolowski. The promotion of a veteran like Jayatilleke shows the company is moving to fill some of the holes and also reward an exec who’s shown a lot of initiative in recent years.