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.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.